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Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. The mood was celebratory, with fighters laughing, hugging each other and posing for photos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson is attracting a large pool of applicants to police jobs, including minority candidates seeking the position left vacant by the resignation of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, the mayor said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Trial starts for rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of a New Jersey rabbi who prosecutors say employed a kidnap team to force unwilling Jewish husbands to divorce their wives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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A look at Syria's Aleppo and the UN truce plan for the city

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly four years since it began, Syria's civil war has defied all diplomatic attempts to broker a peaceful resolution. While the conflict has recently been overshadowed by the U.S.-led international battle against the Islamic State extremist group, Syria's war has continued its devastating march, with the death toll now at least 220,000 people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Blast hits Southern California refinery

 

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — An explosion occurred Wednesday at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Take a look - Dr. Seuss has a new book

 

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Police: Vegas mom, son searched for vehicle before shooting

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What police first described as a road rage-inspired shooting of an innocent mother of four has morphed into a more complex scenario, prompting tough questions for the Las Vegas family and investigators.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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