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4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ten people were found clinging to the hull of a small boat that capsized early Wednesday in the waters off South Florida, trapping the bodies of four dead women and one survivor struggling to breathe in a tiny pocket of air beneath it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Panel to vote on rules for Washington pot industry

SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly a year of research, planning and public hearings, Washington state is poised to approve the rules for its new legal marijuana industry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Short-term debt deal won't mask big barriers ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hold the champagne.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Fitch puts US credit rating on negative watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government's AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing the impasse in Washington that has raised the threat of a default on the nation's debt.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Need motivation? There's an app or gadget for that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to the measured life.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Philippine quake damages historic churches

LOON, Philippines (AP) — The earthquake that struck the central Philippines and killed at least 144 people also dealt a serious blow to the region's historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some of them hundreds of years old.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Ground employee arrested in LA airport ice blasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A baggage handler has been arrested following a police investigation into two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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