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Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Australian leader mourns for siege victims

SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where two of 17 hostages were killed Tuesday when police swooped into a cafe to rescue them from a gunman — an Iranian-born self-styled cleric described by the prime minister as a deeply disturbed person carrying out a "sick fantasy."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Russian ruble down sharply despite rate hike

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the country's central bank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

 

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man killed six people and seriously wounded another in three different homes outside Philadelphia and remained at large hours after the shootings, authorities said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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