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Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016

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Rare January hurricane forms in Atlantic, threatens Azores

MIAMI (AP) — A rare January hurricane formed far out in the Atlantic on Thursday, and U.S. officials said it was the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016

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Scientists spot brightest supernova yet, twice as luminous

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that outshines its closest competitors by 2-to-1.

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Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

MIAMI (AP) — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the offshore detention center.

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Islamic State militants claim deadly attack in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The scene had echoes of the Paris attacks: A bustling shopping area shaken by the blasts of suicide bombers and gunfire as onlookers fled in terror.

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3 victims of Honduras bus crash were college students, nurse

NEW YORK (AP) — The two New York college students and a nurse practitioner who died in a bus crash in Honduras while volunteering in the Central American country were bighearted, dedicated and caring, people who knew them said Thursday.

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US stocks rebound a day after plunge, led by energy sector

The major U.S. stock indexes veered higher in afternoon trading, recovering from an early slide. Energy companies led the rally, climbing along with the price of crude oil. The gains came a day after the market had its worst drop since September. Exxon Mobil and Chevron each jumped about 5 percent, by far the largest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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Judge allows release of Chicago police shooting video

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect after the city withdrew its objection to it being made public.

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