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France works to avert new terror attacks, suspect hunted

PARIS (AP) — France's government urged the nation to remain vigilant Saturday, as thousands of security forces try to thwart new attacks and hunt down a suspected accomplice in a rampage by terrorists linked to al-Qaida in Yemen that scarred the nation and left 20 dead.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 January 2015

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AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level Justice Department officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder with information on the case to help inform a decision on charging the former four-star general, the official said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 January 2015

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AirAsia jet's tail lifted from sea, but no black boxes found

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A tail section from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, killing all 162 people on board, became the first major wreckage lifted off the ocean floor Saturday, but the all-important black boxes were not found inside.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 January 2015

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1 Yosemite climber just 1,000 feet from summit on free climb

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the men making a grueling ascent of a half-mile of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park is just 1,000 feet from finishing the groundbreaking climb and the other had climbed one of the hardest sections as of Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 January 2015

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2014 was best hiring year since '99; jobless rate 5.6 pct.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The CensusBureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Nebraska high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court threw out a challenge Friday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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