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NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

"No signs of a leak," NASA reported via Twitter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

 

PENWELL, Texas (AP) — At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva's voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine.

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Congress moves toward easing bank, Wall Street rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six years after the financial crisis struck, the House is moving toward softening a post-crisis law that brought the strictest rules for banks and Wall Street since the 1930s.

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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.

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France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

 

PARIS (AP) — France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since the Paris terror attacks.

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Obama moves to create first methane limits for gas drilling

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration laid out a blueprint Wednesday for the first regulations to cut down on methane emissions from new natural gas wells, aiming to curb the discharge of a potent greenhouse gas by roughly half.

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US, Iran hopeful on speeding up nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are expressing hope that nuclear talks can be accelerated in order to meet a March target for a framework agreement, as the countries' top diplomats met Wednesday ahead of a resumption in full negotiations.

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