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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Pacifica: Residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs

 

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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World markets shudder as economy jitters take center stage

 

LONDON (AP) — Global markets shuddered again Thursday with bank stocks in particular getting hammered, oil falling further and investors turning to perceived safe havens like gold.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Ex-LA sheriff pleads guilty to lying during corruption probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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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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