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Egypt's finding on Russian jet crash conflicts with others

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday it has not yet found any sign of terrorism in the deadly Oct. 31 crash of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai desert, a preliminary finding that conflicts with Russian, U.S. and British statements that they believed a bomb on the aircraft probably was to blame.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Oil export ban in play in final-stage talks on budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The four-decade-old ban on exporting crude oil may end up getting lifted in a must-pass year-end spending bill lawmakers are scrambling to complete.

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US stock indexes slip, extending losses from last week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, extending losses after the market had its worst week since the summer. The price of natural gas slumped as temperatures in the U.S. remained unusually warm. Traders were looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week, at which the Fed is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years.

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Kosovo opposition releases tear gas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers released tear gas Monday in Kosovo's parliament as they once again tried to pressure the government into renouncing deals with Serbia and Montenegro.

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Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era.

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Now comes the tough part: The world's carbon diet starts

PARIS (AP) — The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won't be easy — or cheap.

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Police: Man fatally shot by LA deputies kept holding gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies kept holding a gun as he lay dying on the ground, authorities said Sunday in response to questions about why they continued to fire on the man after he fell to the pavement.

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States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and educators, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation.

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