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Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker in a parked car and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.

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In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

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Search for couple suspected in crime spree ends in shootout

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended in a shootout in the Florida Panhandle early Friday that left the man dead and the woman wounded, authorities said.

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State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, according to a memo written by the State Department watchdog that was released Thursday.

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Dems up the decibels in NH debate; Wall Street a common foe

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — It was the sharpest, most caustic debate yet for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

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