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Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Move considered for girl declared brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Legal counsel for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery began discussing the possibility of moving her to another facility, after a judge laid out the conditions for such a transfer.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Boeing machinists OK contract tied to 777X

SEATTLE (AP) — The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Snow, cold temps disrupt life in several states

A snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest has moved east, where it merged with low pressure, bringing heavy snow and freezing temperatures to the Northeast. Residents from Michigan to Maine have had their lives disrupted.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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USDA opens door to new herbicide-resistant seeds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the door Friday to commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D, which is best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday called on a Supreme Court justice to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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Snapchat says to make app more secure

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014

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