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Still no luck in hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii crashes

HONOLULU (AP) — Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Frey, prolific Eagles singer-songwriter-bandleader, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — As the Eagles co-founder, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey mastered the mix of rock 'n' roll and country music, and the band's hits — including "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy," both co-written by Frey — helped define the 1970s.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Bipartisan bill revises healthier meal standards in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill released Monday would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Dubai tower blaze shows risks in common building material

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Within minutes, the revelry of New Year's Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown watched flames race up the side of one of the glistening city's most prominent luxury hotels.

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UN: Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in under 2 years

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 were wounded in Iraq between the start of 2014 and Oct. 31 of last year as Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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China's slowdown challenges government, companies

BEIJING (AP) — China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years, posing different challenges for investors, companies and the Chinese government.

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Global stocks rally on China economic growth report

TOKYO (AP) — European and Asian stocks rallied Tuesday after China's quarterly economic growth met expectations, calming intense jitters about the global outlook that have battered markets since the beginning of the year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Assad's battlefield gains cast cloud on upcoming Syria talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian peace talks due next week are looking increasingly moot as a string of recent battlefield victories by government troops have bolstered President Bashar Assad's hand and plunged the rebels into disarray.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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