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Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed

 

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The day after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly here to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country's deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Medicaid is health overhaul's early success story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The underdog of government health care programs is emerging as the rare early success story of President Barack Obama's technologically challenged health overhaul.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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US Postal Service wins Amazon Sunday deliveries

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out Sunday package delivery as part of a new deal with the U.S. Postal Service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Late-payment rate on mortgages down in 3Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, aided by rising home values, low interest rates and stable job gains.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Experts: Man, nature share typhoon tragedy blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Haiyan storm surges caught Philippines by surprise

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hours before Typhoon Haiyan hit, Philippine authorities moved 800,000 people to sturdy evacuation centers — churches, schools and public buildings. But the brick-and-mortar structures were simply no match for the jet-force winds and massive walls of waves that swept ashore Friday, devastating cities, towns and villages and killing thousands, including many of those who had huddled in government shelters.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Several hundred people, including families with small children, packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational talk and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013

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