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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Syrian opposition not in Geneva on the day of peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — A Syrian opposition official says the main opposition group is staying away from peace talks until they get a response to their demands from the United Nations.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars have been told by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Arrests, allegations of mass graves in Burundi unrest

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A rights group said Friday it had seen evidence indicating possible mass graves in Burundi as unrest escalated with the arrest of 17 people in a security sweep, including two foreign journalists.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Suicide bomber attacks army facility in Pakistan, wounding 5

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide car bomber has blown himself up outside the gate of an army facility in southwest Pakistan, wounding at least five people.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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India cities get funds to tackle woes from sewage to traffic

NEW DELHI (AP) — India took a step toward modernizing its cities on Thursday by awarding 20 with funds to solve problems from shoddy sewage treatment to snarled traffic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Film academy reforms spark new round of protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around Hollywood. Many academy members are protesting that the new measures unjustly scapegoat older academy members and imply they're racist.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Drug traffickers seek safe haven amid legal marijuana

DENVER (AP) — Seeking a safe haven in Colorado's legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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