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Carter in Iraq to seek new ways to battle Islamic State

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders and his commanders Wednesday on an unannounced war zone visit aimed at broadening U.S. assistance to Iraq to defeat the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Panda cub in Washington is thriving ahead of public debut

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is stressed out about appearing in front of crowds for the first time, he isn't showing it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Company: 2 dead in medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

 

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say two people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' sets new sales record

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is still scaring up sales and giving the King of Pop's legacy a new milestone.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Following deadlock, Baltimore jury resumes deliberations

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury is deliberating again, a day after announcing a deadlock in case of the first police officer to stand trial over the death of Freddie Gray.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Siri vs. Cortana vs. 'OK Google': Who's better, who's best

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cortana's learning the neighborhood. Google's digital assistant can't tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Pope's comments on global warming top notable quotes list

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Climate researchers employ tool from 1800s: Whaling logs

 

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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