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Starvation suspected in massive die-off of Alaska seabirds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend's boat and spotted white blobs along the tide line of the rocky Alaska beach. He thought they were patches of snow.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

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Armed group says it has accessed government files at refuge

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a small, armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon said Monday he and his followers are going through government documents stored inside refuge buildings.

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Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.

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Aid convoys reach 3 Syria communities besieged for months

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief has called for Monday's delivery of aid to three besieged towns in Syria to be the first of many and welcomed a Syrian statement that such deliveries should be repeated and sustained.

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US border agents to inspect US-bound trucks on Mexican soil

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the first time, U.S. border authorities will inspect trucks entering the United States on Mexican soil, working simultaneously with Mexican counterparts.

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10 dead, 15 injured in Istanbul tourist district explosion

ISTANBUL (AP) — An explosion killed at least 10 people and injured 15 others Tuesday morning in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists, the Istanbul governor's office said.

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Potential for new border crisis prompted immigrant raids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another border crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014. That could roil an already tumultuous presidential race, giving more momentum to GOP front-runner Donald Trump while creating problems for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and for President Barack Obama.

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Chinese stocks steady, helping to shore up global markets

 

LONDON (AP) — Chinese stock markets eked out a last-minute gain Tuesday, a development that's helped European shares recoup further recent losses and Wall Street futures point to solid gains at the open. A modest pick-up from overnight lows in oil prices also helped to shore up the mood.

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