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Violent protests spread throughout Bosnia

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian protesters have set ablaze the local government building in Tuzla after they stormed it in rage over unemployment, rampant corruption and an overpaid political elite that appears detached from people's needs.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Merkel: US diplomat's words 'totally unacceptable'

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly criticized a comment that a senior U.S. diplomat made about the European Union's role in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Water shortage in California town stokes fears

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) — In this small logging town in Northern California's redwood country, small blue signs urging water conservation are almost everywhere you look.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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US stocks move sharply higher; Disney jumps

Encouraging news about the job market and strong earnings from Disney helped drive U.S. stocks sharply higher in afternoon trading Thursday. The market was rebounding a day after posting small losses. Investors were looking ahead to the government's January employment survey, due out Friday, and what it will augur for the economy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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A year adrift on the Pacific? A medical Q and A

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The story of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift on the Pacific Ocean raises many medical questions. The Associated Press spoke with Claude Piantadosi, a professor of medicine at Duke University and author of the book "The Biology of Human Survival," to find out what is physically possible and for his view on the tale of Jose Salvador Alvarenga. This is an edited version of the interview:

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Companies push voluntary labels on modified foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Banned carry-on items get through Russian security

 

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Despite a temporary Russian ban on liquids in carry-on luggage, some air travelers heading to the Sochi Olympics through Moscow have brought toothpaste and other toiletries past security checkpoints without any problems.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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