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Oregon governor calls on feds to act against armed group

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor said she's frustrated with the way federal authorities are handling an armed group's continued occupation of a national wildlife refuge and it's time to end it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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From Appalachians to Philly, people get ready for heavy snow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers in the Washington area spent hours in icy gridlock ahead of heavy snowfall that's predicted to arrive by the weekend from the Appalachians to Philadelphia and maybe farther north.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two powerful Shiite militias are top suspects in the abduction of three Americans last weekend in a southern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, an Iraqi police commander and a Western security official in Baghdad said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why?

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drowning in oil.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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UK judge: Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy

 

LONDON (AP) — President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia's FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British judge said Thursday in a strongly worded report that led Moscow to accuse Britain of souring bilateral relations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes China, damaging dozens of homes

BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck a remote region of northwest China early Thursday, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic thought over

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Russian ruble keeps on falling, hits new record low

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has hit another historic low against the dollar as currencies slid across the former Soviet Union against the backdrop of low oil prices.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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