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4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials said Saturday that they were confident wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 had been located after sonar equipment detected four massive objects on the ocean floor.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Migrants: Smugglers wore hoods before leaving ship

ROME (AP) — Syrian migrants have told Italian investigators their smugglers aboard a cargo ship wore hoods to avoid identification before abandoning the helm in choppy Mediterranean waters.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrived at the scene of a Kentucky plane crash that a 7-year-old girl survived after it killed four members of her family.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Mario Cuomo, a giant in NY, liberal politics, dies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians to turn to public service, and a story of humble beginnings that he wove into calls for social justice during his three terms as New York governor and years as a national figure and hesitant presidential candidate.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Some AirAsia victims found belted in seats

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

SEATTLE (AP) — A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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