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New federal coal mine dust rules taking effect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event."

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Witness to migrant disaster that killed 37 describes screams

 

AYVACIK, Turkey (AP) — A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey's coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying it was like "somebody was being murdered."

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Massive fire destroys Lexington stockyard, many businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A massive fire destroyed a 70-year-old beef cattle auction business in Lexington on Saturday, churning up a plume of thick, black smoke that darkened the skies for miles as the wind-whipped flames consumed several nearby businesses.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Slain Virginia teen mourned as investigation continues

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed by a Virginia Tech student is being remembered by friends as an "angel" on Earth as investigators work to piece together the final moments of the teen's life.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests.

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