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Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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US stocks move higher as Fed's Yellen signals caution

Investors welcomed the latest signals from the Federal Reserve on interest rates, sending U.S. stocks higher in afternoon trading Wednesday. In her semiannual report to Congress, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would likely move more slowly to raise interest rates if the economy disappoints. Health care and technology stocks were among the biggest gainers, helping set the market up for its first gain after three days of losses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and across the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man opened fire inside a crowded shopping center restaurant during lunchtime Wednesday and wounded a sheriff's deputy, then exchanged gunfire with another deputy outside, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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