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Kurds probe 2 possible Islamic State chemical weapon attacks

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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President: Cyclone devastation forcing Vanuatu to start anew

 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Vanuatu's president was rushing back to his country on Monday in the wake of what he dubbed a "monster" cyclone whose damage was still unknown beyond the devastation in the South Pacific archipelago's capital city.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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US, Iran press for nuke pact; lesser announcement on table?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States and Iran are plunging back into negotiations in a bid to end a decades-long standoff that has raised the specter of an Iranian nuclear arsenal, a new atomic arms race in the Middle East and even a U.S. or Israeli military intervention.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Eccentric fugitive says in documentary he 'killed them all'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Brazil raises toll of bus accident to 54 dead, 10 injured

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015

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Rich NY eccentric's family 'grateful' for his murder arrest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday's finale in a serial documentary about his life.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015

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Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man charged Sunday with shooting two police officers who were keeping watch over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had participated in the protests earlier that night, police said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015

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Philadelphia police renaming valor medal for slain officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him — an act so noble that Philadelphia's police department will rename its valor medal in his honor, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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