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Arctic chill settles across Upper Midwest, Rockies

DETROIT (AP) — The Arctic chill that has gripped the Upper Midwest and Rockies is spreading.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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AP Exclusive: Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

TOKYO (AP) — More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

 

AT A MILITARY BASE IN VIRGINA (AP) — In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. Arabic music rings from the market. A bicyclist waves as he rides toward a stone church and a mosque with a green minaret in the distance.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Iraqi forces retake most of strategic oil town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State group recaptured most of the town of Beiji, home to the country's largest oil refinery, state television and a provincial governor said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Residents across the Rockies and Upper Midwest dug out from under a foot or more of snow on Tuesday, after waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this week thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend.

A look at the storm and its effects:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014

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