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Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation

TOKYO (AP) — A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Finding recorder key to solving the sinking of cargo ship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators trying to determine why a 790-foot cargo ship stalled and sank in the howling winds of Hurricane Joaquin will be searching for a brightly colored device bolted to the deck and pinging away in the blackness and pressure of the 15,000-foot-deep sea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

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House GOP to vote for new speaker, but won't be last word

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign.

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German prosecutors conduct searches in VW emissions probe

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors carried out searches Thursday in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.

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NATO chief: Alliance OKs changes to meet new threats

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief on Thursday signaled its readiness to deploy forces if needed to protect Turkey against any threat from Russia, as the alliance agreed on more changes to meet today's security threats.

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Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.

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Some travelers love to hate the new discount airlines

DALLAS (AP) — When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless.

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