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Morocco arrests Belgian man linked to Paris attackers

 

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent linked to the Islamic State group and who had a "direct relationship" to attackers who carried out the Paris attacks just over two months ago, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The yearlong delay before the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager has Illinois lawmakers facing the same question before many states: As officers' dashboards and body cameras capture more police encounters with the public, how much access to the videos should there be under open records laws?

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Germany: 1st suspect held over Cologne sex assaults

 

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a 26-year-old Algerian man on suspicion of committing a sexual assault in Cologne during New Year's celebrations.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Avalanche kills 5 soldiers during French Alps training

 

PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers and injuring several others Monday, officials said.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

 

BOSTON (AP) — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars' second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year's ceremony.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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US-European ocean-monitoring satellite sent into orbit

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect and measure ocean phenomena like El Nino has reached orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket that will attempt to land its discarded first stage on a floating barge.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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