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South Africans mark anniversary of Mandela's death

 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Differing forecasts widen scope of Typhoon Hagupit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferocious and dangerously erratic typhoon blew closer to the Philippines on Friday, as differing forecasts about its path — one predicting it will graze the capital Manila — prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Civil rights leaders decry decision in chokehold case

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Thursday decried the grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man and announced plans for a march and a summit on racial justice in Washington later this month.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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US unemployment aid applications fall to 297,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Bird's fate shaping energy development in US West

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the region's energy industry as the Obama administration decides whether the bird needs more protections.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Pentagon confirms failed effort to rescue Somers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a hostage rescue mission last month in Yemen failed to liberate American Luke Somers because he was not present at the targeted location.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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HealthCare.gov average premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many HealthCare.gov customers will face higher costs next year, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday in a report that shows average premiums rising modestly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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