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American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

 

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indictment, concluding that the officer has committed a crime.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday — the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring since 1999.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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More US troops than planned to stay Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Advocates fear impact of Rolling Stone apology

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Advocates for sexual-assault victims say Rolling Stone's backpedaling from an explosive account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia doesn't change the fact that rape is a problem on college campuses and must be confronted — even as some expressed concern that the magazine's apology could discourage victims from coming forward.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Obama taps Pentagon veteran Carter to lead DOD

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation's "foremost national security leaders."

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!"

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" Pacific splashdown Friday following a dramatic journey 3,604 miles beyond Earth. The achievement opens a new era of human exploration to put people on Mars.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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