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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan (+videos)

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

From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

Under fire for his administration's role in Flint's lead-tainted water emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did something that would be legally required in most other states by releasing his... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian title

Serena Williams put up both hands after sending a forehand long and high over the baseline in the first set. She wanted nothing to do with yet another unforced error in her Australian Open final... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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State Department declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like progeny

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? "Child angel" dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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The simple thing that can reduce childhood obesity in schools

Water substitutes for caloric sodas, energy drinks and chocolate milk lead to modest but significant weight loss in NYC natural experiment. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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10 celebrities who prove the oldest of the old are getting older

More of us will make it to 100 — and, perhaps, even beyond. In Hollywood, a surprising number of celebrities have made it to 90 and beyond. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Planned Parenthood videos spark questions about the proper procedures for undercover investigations

This week a Texas grand jury decided not to take action against Planned Parenthood and instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists who made the videos, sparking questions about undercover... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Sundance film demonstrates how even ĎThe Bad Kidsí benefit from empathy

New Sundance documentary "The Bad Kids" shows how empathy can dramatically improve the lives of at-risk students at one California high school. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Spanos says Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians and the business community to try to resolve a long, bitter battle over a new... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Diversity thrives in indies, while studios lag behind

A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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APNewsBreak: US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Authorities: 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested in California

Police arrested one of three violent fugitive inmates on Friday after he told a woman in the same city where the jailbreak occurred a week ago that he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final stretch

Lagging Republicans struggled to climb higher in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles on Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump is a huge 'loser' with GOP Protestant pastors

Donald Trump, who loves to call others “losers,” is a big one himself in a new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Texas prosecutor: Don't feed 'affluenza' teenager's ego

The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a court hearing to determine whether his case gets transferred to... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Obama: More to do to close the pay gap for women, minorities

President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an issue he said was... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Law official: Man shot was reaching toward waistband

A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Democrats get Obama pep talk, face long odds

House Democrats are heading home from their annual issues retreat energized by a pep talk by President Barack Obama but facing steep odds of reclaiming the majority that delivered Obama his... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How much blame should one spouse have to take for the otherís infidelity?

The New York Times "Room for Debate" centers on Hillary Clinton and how much impact allegations of sexual impropriety on the part of her husband should affect her presidential candidacy. It's an... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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3 ways religious teachings could combat religious violence

A recent study highlights the value of religious teachings on self-control and compassion toward others. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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As an investment, Apple is down but not out

Apple's growth in iPhone sales screeches to a halt, but the company has a cash reservoir of $200 billion. Here's what you can expect from Apple's stock and how the company may rekindle its growth. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How to carry the burden of the student loan beast

Forty million Americans have at least one student loan. Bringing that burden under control takes a thoughtful approach before you take out any loan and when you start to repay it. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid,... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint's lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue several advisories over the past few weeks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Which candidate gives the most to charity?

Candidates’ charitable donations are clearly among the tools campaigns use to spin stories about themselves and their opponents. But do voters care? Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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NFL violence and high school prayers OK with fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Honoring heroes of the Holocaust, Obama warns of growing anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — President Obama warned of growing anti-Semitism in the United States and the world as he honored two Americans and two Poles who helped save Jewish lives duringWorld War II. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Global slump, high dollar drag US durable goods in December

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods tumbled in December, with a key category that tracks business investment plans falling for a second straight month. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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US pending home sales inch up in December

The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Morocco summit pushes Muslim clerics to improve the lot of religious minorities

MARRAKESH, Morocco -- After the Prophet Muhammad established the first Muslim state, he wrote the Charter of Medina to make sure his subjects lived in harmony, whether they were Muslims, Jews or... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Faithful Viewer: Biopic about black preacher is toast of Sundance

Reserve the hashtag #Oscarssoblack for next year’s awards. That’s because if viewer response is any indication, “The Birth of a Nation,” seems destined for Academy Award... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches

The rabbi who has for decades painstakingly and successfully nurtured evangelicals’ love for Israel now extends his hand to African-American churches. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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