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Extremists seize multinational base on Nigeria-Chad border

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overpowered a multinational military force and seized its key base on Nigeria's border with Chad, according to residents who took to canoes to escape.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Infant abducted from California home found dead

 

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 3-week-old baby who was abducted after her parents and an uncle were wounded in a shooting at a Long Beach residence has been found dead and authorities are searching for a suspect.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits — including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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More women, minorities in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Euro sinks to 9-year low over Greece jitters, stocks drop

 

The euro sank to a nine-year low Monday as new doubts surfaced about Greece's future in the common currency bloc. Global stock markets mostly fell, as did oil prices.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sailor Guztler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015

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Concerns rise over US anti-prison rape law's fate

When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015

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