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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of "The Interview." Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Pharmacy owners arrested in '12 meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — Two co-founders and 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people were arrested early Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Manhunt for ex-Marine in 6 killings drags on into 2nd day

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Schools closed and hospitals and other public places tightened security Tuesday as police in suburban Philadelphia hunted for a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Apple wins class-action iPod lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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