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Violent storms sweep across Midwest, killing 8

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble into their basement.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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Philippine corruption magnifies effects of typhoon

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their homeland, it mentioned agencies like the Red Cross but not a list of government bank accounts that the Philippine Embassy had sent over.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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NASA launching robotic explorer to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 on board killed

 

MOSCOW (AP) — A Boeing 737 jetliner crashed and burst into flames Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard in the latest in a string of deadly crashes across the country.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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Colo. mine accident kills 2, injures 20

OURAY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine exactly what sort of accident occurred in a mine in southwestern Colorado that left two miners dead of carbon monoxide poisoning and injured 20 others.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013

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Calif. boy with leukemia wows crowds as 'Batkid'

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old Northern California boy who has battled leukemia for years became a darling of social media and attracted thousands of fans at home and around the country — including the president — as he took on the persona of his favorite superhero.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013

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Search for missing a hellish routine after typhoon

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — John Lajara peers under a slab of crumbled concrete, lifts a sodden white teddy bear then drops it back into the filth. He reaches again into the rubble and pulls out a boot, a treasured find in this typhoon-flattened village. But he's searching for something far more precious — the body of his brother, Winston.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013

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