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UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. weather agency blamed extreme weather on human-induced climate change Monday, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say they're looking into whether faulty brakes, signals or human error may have caused a Chicago public-transit train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

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Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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No 'signs of life' after huge Washington landslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field in rural Washington state and crews worked through the night into Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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Australians, Chinese spot objects in Indian Ocean

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Ships rushed to the location of floating objects spotted Monday by Australian and Chinese planes in the southern Indian Ocean close to where multiple satellites have detected possible remains of the lost Malaysian airliner.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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