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Spacewalk aborted after water leaks into astronaut's helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked into one of the men's helmets in a scary repeat of a near-drowning 2½ years ago.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Stock slide accelerates, oil plunges below $30 a barrel

Energy and financial companies led a broad tumble for U.S. stocks in afternoon trading Friday as the slump in the price of oil deepened, pulling crude below $30 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 400 points as the market headed for its worst first two weeks of a year ever.

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Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.

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Sean Penn tells '60 Minutes' his 'El Chapo' mission 'failed'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn says his article on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman "failed" in its mission.

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Holiday sales rose 3 percent below 3.7 percent forecast

NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday shoppers flocked online during the critical holiday shopping season, but overall sales in November and December were disappointing.

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More US flights arriving on time, but complaints are up too

 

U.S. airlines are doing better at staying on schedule than a year ago, but more passengers are filing complaints against the carriers.

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Police: Dispute over stirring pot of chili leads to attack

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a dispute over stirring a pot of chili led to an attack that injured two people at a Detroit home.

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Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged Thursday that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis.

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