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Japan restarts reactor after break due to Fukushima

 

TOKYO (AP) — A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Residents evacuate after new wildfire erupts near blaze

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, residents had to evacuate their homes after a new wildfire erupted near a destructive blaze that has been burning for days in Northern California's rocky hills north of San Francisco.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Iraq's parliament approves reform plan in rare show of unity

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved an ambitious reform plan that would cut spending and eliminate senior posts, including the three largely symbolic vice presidencies, following mass protests against corruption and poor services.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Greece agrees on broad terms of new bailout package

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with a few last details expected to be ironed out Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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Alcohol agents cleared in arrest of student claiming racism

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia liquor agents involved in a bloody arrest that prompted allegations of racism followed procedures and did nothing wrong, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department said Monday.

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Migrant crisis alarms Britain _ but fears clash with facts

LEYSDOWN-ON-SEA, England (AP) — This summer, Britain's headlines have been dominated by one story — thousands of migrants massing in France, aiming to get to England through the Channel Tunnel. Britain's jingoistic tabloids say it's an invasion. Prime Minister David Cameron has called the Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and others "a swarm" headed for British shores.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015

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Texas official: Woman among 8 killed had texted mom for help

 

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who previously dated the man accused of fatally shooting her, her husband and six children texted her mother before her death that she was being held at gunpoint, a Texas district attorney said Monday.

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