"Games of Thrones"-themed ice hotel opens in Finland

HELSINKI (AP) — A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.

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Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup.

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  • Written by By MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press