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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Greece's Syriza to form government after election victory

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to free two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015

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Snow, slush cover Northeast as winter storm climbs coast

BOSTON (AP) — Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating on New York City and Philadelphia before moving into New England.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015

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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015

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For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bradley Klapper, who covered this week's U.S.-Cuba talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations, offers a first-person perspective about visiting Havana for the first time.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015

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