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Oil and gas companies lead US stock market lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were moderately lower in afternoon trading Monday as the price of oil took another tumble amid renewed concerns about the Chinese and U.S. economies.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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New federal coal mine dust rules taking effect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event."

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Witness to migrant disaster that killed 37 describes screams

 

AYVACIK, Turkey (AP) — A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey's coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying it was like "somebody was being murdered."

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016

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