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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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Renewed Syria fighting breaks cease-fire in Homs

BEIRUT (AP) — Renewed fighting broke a cease-fire in the embattled central Syrian city of Homs and halted a plan to evacuate civilians and bring supplies into rebel-held areas under siege, an official and activists said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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Official: Passenger tried to hijack plane to Sochi

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Ukrainian passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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After 22 years, Leno gave 'Tonight' his farewell

NEW YORK (AP) — Make way for Jimmy Fallon,

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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US employers add 113K jobs; rate dips to 6.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for a second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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A scramble to sign up the young by health deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Do you guys have health insurance?" David Bransfield asks each time a group of backpack-toting college students passes by.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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US stock futures point to higher open

The U.S. stock market is poised to open higher Friday, extending its best day of the year as a widely anticipated employment report showed the U.S. unemployment rate declined last month. The report also showed the economy added fewer jobs than expected jobs in January.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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