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Anti-abortion videos draw scrutiny to fetal tissue brokers

CHICAGO (AP) — Covert videos released by an anti-abortion group have opened a window on a largely unknown corner of science: the middlemen who supply researchers with human fetal cells from elective abortions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Flood waters trap hikers, carry away cars in Utah; 16 die

HILDALE, Utah (AP) — A van and SUV carrying three women and 13 children sat near the widening stream, waiting for the water to recede so they could cross back to their homes in a small, polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Wildfire evacuees tell stories of devastation, survival

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Ranch managers Don and Martha Grimm barely escaped with only the clothes they were wearing as a destructive, fast-moving fire roared toward their Northern California home.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China seen building 3rd airstrip

 

The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.

A look at some of the most recent key developments:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Russian moves in Syria flummox US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has perplexed the Obama administration and left it in a quandary as to how to respond, complicating Washington's efforts to both combat Islamic State extremists and assist moderate rebels trying to oust Syria President Bashar Assad.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Cops: 5 charged so far in fraternity pledge hazing death

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — Five people, including the former national president of a fraternity, have been charged in the 2013 death of a New York City college freshman during a brutal hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, police said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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In fight over embassy security site, Virginia leads Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after the Benghazi attack, the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress agree on the need for a new training center for the Diplomatic Security agents entrusted with guarding American embassies and consulates around the world. The only problem: Where to build it?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Campus mourns professor's slaying; police work on motive

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — The university professor accused of killing his girlfriend and a colleague was a well-liked teacher, a musician and a father, but also someone who had medical problems and recently asked for a leave of absence from teaching.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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