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US says Iran launched 'provocative' rocket test near ships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday accused Iran of launching a "highly provocative" rocket test last week near its warships and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, exposing how tensions between the two countries could escalate even after a landmark nuclear deal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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US stocks are ending 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

The U.S. stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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DuPont moves ahead on job cuts ahead of Dow merger

DuPont will cut 1,700 jobs in its home state of Delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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Deadly Midwest storm brings Northeast its 1st hit of winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Winter weather that spun off a series of deadly storms in the Midwest brought the season's first big punch to the Northeast on Tuesday, with snow, sleet and freezing rain greasing roads, sending drivers spinning and keeping people indoors amid sub-freezing temperatures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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1 dead in New Hampshire crash with Secret Service agents

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A car carrying four on-duty Secret Service agents was involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other car, police said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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Bill Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman

 

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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End of meat? Startups seek alternatives for the masses

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mother detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said a Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an "affluenza" defense was in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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