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US stocks sink on new China worries, North Korean bomb claim

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took their second big loss of the week Wednesday on more signs of weakness from China's economy. Oil prices again fell sharply, nearing their lowest level in 12 years. Energy stocks fell far more than the rest of the market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on pace for its lowest close since October.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Trying to right itself, a criminal investigation at Chipotle

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle reported a sales plunge of 30 percent for December after a series of food scares at its restaurants and disclosed that a federal criminal investigation tied to the sickening of customers has begun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Mining industry deaths at all-time low in 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials say U.S. mining industry deaths reached an all-time low in 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Powerball jackpot surges to $500M in hours before drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $500 million as more people across the country buy a chance at the biggest prize in nearly a year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Study: Mexico violence caused drop in male life expectancy

 

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new study suggests that Mexico's drug violence was so bad at its peak that it apparently caused the nation's male life expectancy to drop by several months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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APNewsBreak: EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Armed group in Oregon fears raid; critics decry goals

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The small, armed group occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon has said repeatedly that local people should control federal lands — a sentiment that frustrates critics who say the lands are already managed to help everyone from ranchers to recreationalists.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Snyder declares emergency in Flint over water problems

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint on Tuesday over problems with lead in the city's drinking water, the same day federal officials confirmed they're investigating the matter that prompted a local public health emergency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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