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Obama-GOP alliance on trade raises hopes for new agreements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Signals heard in Java Sea, but unclear if from AirAsia jet

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Underwater ping-like sounds were heard Friday in an area where searchers are scouring the Java Sea for the crashed AirAsia plane, but it was unclear if they were coming from the all-important black boxes, an official said.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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AP sources: US did not 'hack back' against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month, just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspects

PARIS (AP) — Frightened yet defiant, French residents held a day of mourning Thursday for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted for the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre, fearing they might strike again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Ceremony marks 4-year anniversary of Giffords shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nineteen solemn bells rang Thursday morning to honor the victims of a shooting in Tucson at a political event for then-Rep. Gabby Giffords four years ago.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Friend: Florida girl thrown from bridge hated water

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old girl who police say was thrown from a bridge Thursday by her father, had long curly hair, a wide smile and loved princesses. She hated baths and water, making her death even more gut-wrenching.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victims

PARIS (AP) — Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they don't strike again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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