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Watchdog: Syria destroyed chemical arms equipment

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria has destroyed critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and poison gas munitions, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday as fierce clashes raged in the country's north, close to one of the sites where toxic agents are believed to be stored.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013

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Air traffic control modernization hits turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years after Congress gave the go-ahead to modernize the nation's air traffic control system, one of the government's most ambitious and complex technology programs is in trouble.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013

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Iraqi PM: US aid needed to battle al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013

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3 killed in dust storm crashes on I-10 in Arizona

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A stream of thick, blowing dust crossing an Arizona highway led to a chain-reaction crash that killed three people in an area where gusting winds often stir up towering clouds of dirt that can reduce visibility to zero.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Concerns raised about security of health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are using to enroll.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Stocks edge lower ahead of Fed announcement

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Wednesday as investors waited to hear what the Federal Reserve will say about the future of its massive economic stimulus program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Unvarnished Willie Nelson memoir due in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 80, Willie Nelson is ready to say it all.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Freed French hostages arrive home after 3 years

PARIS (AP) — Four Frenchmen held hostage by al-Qaida militants landed in France on Wednesday after three years in captivity in the punishing African Sahel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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