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East Coast commuters facing slippery start to work week

NEW YORK (AP) — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard trudged into the workweek Monday amid slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

DETROIT (AP) — Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. And he certainly can't be blamed for the Detroit school system's decaying facilities and wrecked finances, which have prompted teacher boycotts this month.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Cheap loans proposed to ease aid gap in Syria refugee crisis

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A top World Bank official has proposed zero interest loans to help economically fragile Jordan and Lebanon deal with the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Paris attackers were versed in atrocity, IS video shows

PARIS (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group purports to show the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. The group also threatens Britain.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Tracy Morgan: Back from the edge and returning to stand-up

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehab. That's no laughing matter.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here is a look at the worst cold weather to hit the region in years:

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016

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