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S. Sudan aviation chief : Plane not OKed to carry passengers

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A cargo plane that crashed soon after takeoff, killing at least 37 people, was not authorized to carry passengers, the chief of South Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president said Thursday he hopes this weekend's historic meeting with China's leader can ease Beijing's hard-line stance on diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which is now recognized by just 22 countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Iranian president criticizes recent arrests of journalists

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized recent arrests of journalists amid an ongoing crackdown on expression by the country's hard-liners.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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'Hero' officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A police officer who was lauded as a hero after his fatal shooting triggered an intense and costly manhunt in fact killed himself because he was about to be exposed as a thief, and carefully staged his death to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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Recovery after overdoses: Stopping heroin's 'revolving door'

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — It's a truth addicts and health providers know well: Naloxone can reverse heroin overdoses, but it can't cure the addictions that cause them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores — a move that's drawn fierce criticism from teachers' unions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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5 stabbed, attacker killed at central California university

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — An assailant stabbed five people as students headed to class at a rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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