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Officials: US closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected — as early as Tuesday — to ask Congress for new war powers, sending Capitol Hill his blueprint for an updated authorization for the use of military force to fight the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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'It's ridiculous': record snowfall blankets New England

BOSTON (AP) — More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England on Monday, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978 and testing the patience of officials and commuters as forecasters warned of more winter misery later in the week.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Boyfriend charged with homicide in college student's death

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The boyfriend of a college freshman found dead in her dorm room was charged Monday with homicide after an autopsy found she had been severely beaten and strangled, during a struggle in which a prosecutor said she "fought for her life."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

SARTANA, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine intensified on Tuesday ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing the rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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