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Q&A on what might have happened to missing AirAsia flight

Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday.

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between... Read more »

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S. Korea offers talks with N. Korea over unification

South Korea on Monday proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries. Read more »

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Honduras kids see better life on soccer field (+photos)

The project that Luis Lopez created a year ago on a dusty soccer field in a rough neighborhood of Tegucigalpa is doing well. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas. Read more »

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Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Read more »

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Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops

Christmas saw the arrival of a host of fresh fare for moviegoers, but "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" were no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." Read more »

14 hours ago

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AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost in stormy weather

An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate... Read more »

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Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors

Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings" because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews. Read more »

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Libya FM: Extremists seek to capture oil resources

Libya's foreign minister said Sunday that extremist groups are making a renewed push to seize oil resources, after an assault on eastern terminals set storage tanks ablaze, sending massive clouds... Read more »

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Congress likely to make key decisions on drones

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from... Read more »

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Cancer patient turns big goodbye to wedding celebration

After Liza Heaton was told she had less than a month to live, about 150 friends and relatives came to say a last good-bye at a lakeside fish-fry. Rather than play host to her own living wake, the... Read more »

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Hamas bars Gaza children from Israel trip

Gaza's Hamas rulers prevented a group of children from entering Israel on Sunday for a postwar conciliatory trip meant to foster peace, Hamas and organizers said. Read more »

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Key developments in police-communities tension

The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral

Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer... Read more »

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Vets and musicians meet to craft personal songs

Adan Olid's life took a turn on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. As he stood at a railing, the troubled Iraq War veteran decided not to jump. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Retiring forecaster gladly leaves grim task behind

A longtime Arkansas weatherman will issue his final forecast this week, then gladly give up the grimmest task in his business — logging the deaths of everyone who couldn't get out of the way... Read more »

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A bigger tent? GOP faces minority challenge

The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns

For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise — it represents something greater, like peace itself. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Malaria killing thousands more than Ebola in West Africa

West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. Read more »

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Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia's latest air woe

The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. Read more »

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Heroes 2014: Meet the disruptive visionary president of the new American university

National Edition

Most outside observers agree that higher education is screaming for disruption, but many of the old guards inside the gates like things the way they are. Meet Michael Crow, the field general in the... Read more »

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Largest quarterly GDP growth since 2003 — Will it last?

National Edition

GDP growth grew 5 percent in the third quarter. The U.S. economy seems to be booming, but the question remains if this is a blip or a boom? Read more »

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Missing AirAsia flight requested to change altitude

The AirAsia flight bound for Singapore was last seen on the radar at 6:18 a.m. after it requested to ascend to a higher altitude to avoid bad weather, an Indonesian aviation official said Sunday. Read more »

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Afghan police lead insurgent fight at high cost

When brothers Amir and Mosha Jan joined Afghanistan's police two years ago they believed that their patriotic duty was more important than obeying their father, who did not want his only sons... Read more »

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