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Overflowing tank cause of new leak at Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Search resumes for dead in migrant shipwreck

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Authorities were contending with choppy waters Friday in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Twitter dishes tantalizing tidbits in IPO treatise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the risk of a potentially damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sold stocks across the board Thursday as a U.S. government shutdown dragged into a third day and a survey showed disappointing growth at U.S. service industries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Weapons inspectors report progress in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors racing to meet a mid-2014 deadline to eliminate Syria's chemical stockpile said Thursday they have made "encouraging initial progress" in their mission, and hope to start onsite inspections and begin disabling equipment within the next week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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China recycling cleanup jolts global industry

BEIJING (AP) — China for years has welcomed the world's trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China's environment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Shots heard at Capitol, UPDATE: Lockdown lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013

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