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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.

Sheriff: Fugitives had outside aid, kidnapped cab driver

Three inmates who pulled off an intricate getaway from a California jail had outside help from a man who slipped them escape tools and gave them a ride to safety before they kidnapped a taxi driver... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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AME Church founder honored with postage stamp

Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp commemorating his leadership of the historically black denomination founded 200... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Trump puts cash in Communion plate

Donald Trump put a couple of bills in the Communion plate. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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David Bowie's ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual

David Bowie’s will asks that his ashes be scattered in Bali, an island that is part of Indonesia. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about U.S. and Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe's migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders look for liftoff in Iowa's caucuses

Locked in what's become a neck-and-neck primary battle, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made frantic, last-minute appeals to Iowa voters in the final hours before Monday night's caucuses. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Police: Slain 13-year-old not shot; Va Tech students held

Two Virginia Tech students appeared in court Monday in the death of a 13-year-old girl who apparently climbed out her bedroom window, but the events that led to her killing remained a mystery. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Video: Adorable "wiener stampede" of dozens of daschunds in Super Bowl commercial

With Super Bowl 50 days away, all eyes are not only on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but also on the Super Bowl commercials. Luckily, Super Bowl 2016 has have given us a sneak peak... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers

After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs

Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Boys also victims of dating violence, study shows

Among youths who are considered high risk, boys and girls are about equally likely to be emotionally or physically abused by someone they're dating. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Why one food-safety lawyer won't eat pre-packaged salad

Even before the Centers for Disease Control announced that one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from eating pre-packaged salad, one food-safety attorney said he would never eat it. Here's why. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Signing day: A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he'll have some big expectations to live up to. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final

In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Sundance film explores changing warfare through the eyes of murdered journalist

War journalist James Foley's death at the hands of ISIS shocked the world in 2014, but it wasn't just an example of ISIS' barbaric methods. It illustrated how war — and journalism —... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed in Aden

The lifeless body of Yemen's top Salafi cleric in the southern port city of Aden was found disfigured on Sunday hours after he was abducted following an anti-extremism sermon, security officials... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Amid shaky start to Syria talks, IS-claimed blast kills 45

A triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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British pilot killed by poachers in Tanzania; 3 arrested

Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission and killed the British pilot, and authorities said Sunday that they have arrested three suspects. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Oxfam: $1.9B in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9 billion in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people and decimated already... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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In final Iowa blitz, an outraged Clinton channels Sanders

Seeking victory in Iowa, Hillary Clinton has begun channeling the economic indignation of her rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose unapologetically liberal campaign has tightened the race ahead... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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'Leave us alone' - people in Oregon town tired of standoff

Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small high desert town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of a maximum-security... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Denmark is taking jewelry from refugees

Lawmakers in Denmark passed measures this week that allow the seizure of assets of refugees and prolongs the separation of families. Human rights groups are outraged. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Syria wants 2 militant groups barred from peace talks

President Bashar Assad's government will "never accept" the removal of two militant groups from a list of terrorist organizations barred from peace talks, a Syrian official said, while an... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Report counts some 2,300 journalists killed in past 25 years

In the last quarter century, at least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed for doing nothing more than trying to inform the world on war, revolution, crime and corruption. And killers... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Israeli PM pushing for liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed forward Sunday with a far-reaching plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Fox's ambitious 'Grease' ups the live TV musical ante

"Grease," the 1950s-set musical romp that was a stage and screen smash in the 1970s, is rebooting as a Broadway-meets-Hollywood hybrid for its 21st-century television close up. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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A sampling of what NFL players told the AP about injuries

A sampling of the responses from 100 NFL players surveyed by The Associated Press about injuries: Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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From Planned Parenthood to ‘Making a Murderer,’ Americans express distrust of criminal justice system

Citizens, unhappy with the criminal justice system, take to petitions and social media in order to voice their opinions. This may not be the best way to uncover the truth, however. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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UN peacekeepers accused of sex abuse and clearly not keeping the peace

The United Nations faced so many cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by its peacekeepers in the past year that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called them “a cancer in our system.” Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Syrian opposition delegation arrives in Geneva

The main Syrian opposition delegation vowed Saturday not to participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks with the government unless their demands are met, including lifting the siege imposed on... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders campaigns agree to add New Hampshire debate

Democrats would hold a presidential debate next week in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary and three more in the spring under a tentative deal reached Saturday between the... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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4 remaining occupiers of wildlife refuge remain watchful

Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge held their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who they fear may try to move them... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Clinton campaigns with Giffords, focuses on gun control

Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday with gun-control advocates Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, trying to draw a contrast between her push for stricter laws with rival Bernie Sanders'... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Police: 1 dead, 6 hurt in shooting, stabbing in Denver

One person died and six others were injured in a shooting and stabbing at a motorcycle expo Saturday, Denver police said. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Poll: Americans blame politics for negative outlook

It's almost a given these days that most Americans are upset about the direction of the country. But it's not always clear what's driving that sentiment. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Thousands march in Paris rain to protest state of emergency

Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France's state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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2 remaining escaped inmates arrested in San Francisco

Two inmates who remained at large after breaking out of a California jail more than a week ago have been arrested, Orange County sheriff's officials said Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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