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Myanmar's historic poll may be moment of destiny for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — It's about returning democracy to a nation held hostage to more than a half-century of military rule. It's about hope for a better life for millions of desperately poor people. It's about being fully embraced by the international community. But most of all, Myanmar's general election on Sunday may prove to be opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's moment of destiny — a chance to seize the victory the junta stole from her 25 years ago.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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Personnel records show years of complaints against officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his personnel records.

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'Kid'-napping ends when baby goat reunited with its mother

PHOENIX (AP) — Like a scene out of a Hollywood tearjerker, a baby pygmy goat that vanished from the Arizona State Fair came home to its mother surrounded by TV cameras and jubilant fairgoers.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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Russia to suspend flights to Egypt pending improved security

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Russia announced Friday it will suspend all flights to Egypt until security is improved at its airports, the first sign of wariness from Moscow after days of resisting British and American warnings that a bomb planted by the Islamic State group may have brought down a Russian plane in the Sinai Peninsula last week.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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'Happiness advantage' over age 30 is vanishing, study finds

 

Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less likely to answer "yes" than your parents were.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Witness: Baby survived S.Sudan plane crash in man's arms

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A thirteen-month-old baby and a man and infant were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to continue transportation programs for six years with no significant increase in spending, despite warnings from the White House and statehouses across the country that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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