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Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the "heartbreaking tragedy" of accidental civilian deaths caused by U.S. military strikes in the fight against terrorism in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015

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Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015

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Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015

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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was set to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Passenger: Shortness of breath on flight diverted to Buffalo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A passenger on a SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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