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Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that combines the nation's top two cable TV companies and would create a dominant force in both creating and delivering entertainment to U.S. homes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Winter storm takes aim at Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer "moths" including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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US chemical arms ship arrives in Spain

ROTA, Spain (AP) — The American ship MV Cape Ray arrived Thursday at the Spanish naval base of Rota for crew rest and refueling ahead of an unprecedented mission to collect and destroy highly toxic substances that form part of Syria's chemical weapons program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Afghanistan frees detainees US calls 'dangerous'

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison on Thursday despite protests from the American military, which says the men are Taliban fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Syria's Homs: Evacuee tells of life under siege

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Weeping children begged for food and women picked grass to eat as hunger gripped rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs during a nearly two-year military blockade, according to a rare first-hand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Ancient baby DNA suggests tie to Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana more than 12,000 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient roots of today's American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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