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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Rescuers were searching for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck Taiwan.

Lindsey Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill

Lindsey Vonn won a women's downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday to extend her World Cup lead. Read more »

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Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka

The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long... Read more »

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After Iowa, Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. Read more »

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Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Clinton's New Hampshire challenge: Winning trust

Hillary Clinton seems to be having trouble earning the public's trust. Read more »

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Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu

Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby. Read more »

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Top photos from around the world from the past week

hts from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more »

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Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out

Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Read more »

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Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

Funeral services were held for LaVoy Finicum, the Arizona rancher who was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed occupation of the federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon, in Kanab. Read more »

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Valiant's 'Faith' comic series features plus-sized heroine

Valiant's "Faith" series debut, which features a plus-sized female hero, has the fastest third print schedule in comics history due to demand. Read more »

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Turning inward on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent and gives Christians an opportunity to repent for past sins, will be celebrated on Feb. 10. Read more »

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Zika presents ethical quandary for Catholics

Health officials in Brazil and other countries hit hard by the Zika virus are warning women not to get pregnant. This is causing an ethical quandary for Catholics who want to abide by official... Read more »

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Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that... Read more »

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Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo. Read more »

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Three priorities to make for a strong financial foundation

Knowing your priorities is essential to being financially secure. Here are three priorities you should consider, says LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel. Read more »

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Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

Louisville has announced a postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to... Read more »

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5 things to know about the Super Bowl and sex trafficking

The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event of the year. Or is it? Read more »

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What 'shared parenting' is and how it can affect kids after divorce

Amanda Davis and Shane Baton often sit together at their kids' events, though they divorced years ago and have both remarried. The kids live in both households and they're amicable, if not chummy... Read more »

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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both... Read more »

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Why gender should no longer be an issue in the military draft

A pair of senior military officials said this week that women can serve in combat positions, so they should also be required to register for the draft, alongside young men. Read more »

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FDNY: 2 patients being evaluated at crane collapse scene

The FDNY says it's evaluating two patients at the scene of a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan. Read more »

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Will Sanders' health care plan "Bern" a hole in your wallet?

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton a close race in Iowa and is favored to win New Hampshire. If he is elected, how will his health care reform policies affect you? Read more »

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Hawaii lawmakers want medical marijuana oversight committee

With less than five months until medical marijuana dispensaries are up and running, Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to create an oversight committee for the future industry. Read more »

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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his... Read more »

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2 teens in homeless camp killings to be tried as adults

It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched... Read more »

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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on... Read more »

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Obama at prayer breakfast: 'Jesus is a good cure for fear'

In his last National Prayer Breakfast speech while in office, President Obama gave an introspective talk about how his faith overcomes his fears. Read more »

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Bernie Sanders disappoints some atheists with 'very strong religious' feelings

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders dashed the hopes of some atheists when he declared he had “very strong religious and spiritual feelings” at a Democratic town hall. Read more »

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Obama's take on 3 key debates about Muslims in America

In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4

U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UK police still plan to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy

British police have said they still plan to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Applications for US jobless aid rise, but levels still low

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications stayed near historically low levels in a positive sign for the job market. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Va. Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives

Less than a year ago, David Eisenhauer smiled confidently into a television news camera, discussing his athletic and academic aspirations for a weekly feature on high school athletes in the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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The one-room schoolhouse model is back, but this time with a tech focus

Micros as still evolving, but some see it as a 21st-century variant of the 19th-century one-room school house. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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New policy helps military families better serve their countries and support a family

The Pentagon hopes to make the military a more popular option for parents by extending paid maternity and paternity leave, among other measures. Read more »

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The simple trick to help students boost their semester grades

Research shows forming a long-term picture can have short-term payoffs, but no one knows for sure how it works. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Democratic race down to just two: Clinton, Sanders face off

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Donald Trump calls for Iowa election do-over (+video)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby (+video)

A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Honda to recall 2.2M vehicles for Takata air bag trouble

Honda is recalling another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50 (+video)

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is "no credible threat" to Super Bowl 50. Read more »

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This week in history: John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny

On Jan. 31, 1848, U.S. Army officer John C. Frémont was found guilty of mutiny for his actions in California during the Mexican-American War. The court-martial also proved problematic for the... Read more »

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US, 11 other countries sign free-trade deal in New Zealand

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will significantly boost trade. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women's prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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To fight ISIS, West Point cadets secretly build Facebook page

Last fall, 16 West Point cadets — none of them Muslim — signed up for an elective on counterterrorism and created a Facebook page to appeal to young Muslims thinking about joining the... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Panthers or Broncos? God does not care

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? Most people say God — almighty, all-knowing, compassionate, righteous, faithful, forgiving and with about 100 other biblical attributes — has no interest... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Americans' views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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