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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics. Frustrated White House and Pentagon officials are blaming each other for the slow progress releasing approved detainees and finding a new prison to house those still held.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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Final death toll set at 173 in China warehouse explosion

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities ended the search for the remaining eight missing in a massive chemical warehouse explosion last month, setting the final death toll at 173 in China's worst industrial disaster in years.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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Saudi official blames high wind for toppling of Mecca crane

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The head of Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate says high winds caused a massive crane to topple over and smash into Mecca's Grand Mosque, killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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Egypt's government resigns amid corruption probe

 

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his Cabinet resigned Saturday amid a corruption investigation that led to the arrest of the agriculture minister last week.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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Obama promotes online search tool with college-specific data

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too subjective and unworkable.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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Singapore ruling party wins elections, returns to power

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's prime minister on Saturday lauded the city-state's youth vote for helping return his party to power in a massive victory for the 12th time since independence a half-century ago.

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High blood pressure: Study backs more aggressive treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new study shows treating high blood pressure more aggressively than usual cuts the risk of heart disease and death in people over age 50, the National Institutes of Health said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015

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Police: Man stabs woman, is shot by guard at DC station

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man stabbed a woman and then was shot by a security guard at Washington's Union Station on Friday, sending people fleeing outside as trains were briefly stopped and officers converged on the massive transit hub.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015

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