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Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking in.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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Honda widens air bag recall after Malaysia death

 

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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Ukraine warns of worsening security situation

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says the security situation in rebel-held areas in the east has steadily worsened as separatist fighters move closer to demarcation lines separating them from government forces.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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India doctor arrested, denies role in women deaths

NEW DELHI (AP) — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but insisted he didn't do anything wrong — even though he said he used to perform up to 10 times more surgeries a day than allowed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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Cosmic 1st: European spacecraft lands on comet

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Global banks fined billions for rigging market

LONDON (AP) — Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Federal judge strikes down SC gay marriage ban

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Public to comment on 1st-in-nation tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposed first-in-the-nation ban on sales of all tobacco and nicotine products has bitterly divided this small community, and health officials are bracing for an onslaught of opinions as they consider the move.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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