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Presidents of China, Taiwan meet for 1st time, shake hands

SINGAPORE (AP) — The leaders of China and Taiwan met Saturday for the first time since the formerly bitter Cold War foes split amid civil war 66 years ago, and though no concrete agreement resulted, both hailed the meeting as a sign of a new stability in relations.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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Egypt FM: Western countries haven't helped in war on terror

 

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister complained on Saturday that Western governments had not sufficiently helped Egypt in its war on terrorism and had not shared relevant intelligence with Cairo regarding the Russian airplane that crashed last week in the Sinai, killing all 224 people onboard.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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6 migrant farmworkers killed as bus hits bridge in Arkansas

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bus ferrying migrant farmworkers from Michigan to Texas ran off a highway and hit an overpass in Arkansas on Friday, ripping off the roof and ejecting passengers onto the interstate. Six people were killed and six injured; the driver survived.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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US Marines release findings on chopper crash in Nepal quake

 

TOKYO (AP) — The crew's decision to use the most direct route to bring out the injured is the likely cause of a U.S. military helicopter crash that killed 13 people during earthquake rescue operations in May in Nepal, the U.S. Marine Corps said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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Louisiana police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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Republicans capitalize on anti-Obama fervor in coal country

 

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the heart of Kentucky's coal country, where sons followed fathers and grandfathers into the mines, support for Democrats ran as deep as the coal seams that powered the region's economy. But as the Appalachian coal sector's future has dimmed, so has political loyalty.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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Pentagon plan to close Guantanamo expected in coming week

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials believe should never be released, administration officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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A rape, a non-investigation, and a 18-year wait for justice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's house in New Orleans. It was the first of many calls Marie would make in an 18-year ordeal of shoddy police work and numbingly slow prosecution to track down and convict her attacker.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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