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UN: Islamic State torturing, killing children in Iraq

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Republicans, Democrats jockey on changing education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Probe into fatal crash centers on how SUV ended up on tracks

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — An investigation into what caused a fiery crash that killed a motorist and five rail riders is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as safety conscious ended up between two crossing gates in her SUV as a commuter train barreled toward her.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and gained access to personal information for "tens of millions" of customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Kerry travels to Ukraine as US weighs sending arms

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with change

NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places where evolving technology has been more disruptive than in the work place, which played out again Wednesday as Staples announced it would spend about $6 billion to buy Office Depot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say in a lawsuit that they have amassed new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "knowingly and directly" helped the hijackers. They say they have obtained sworn testimony from the so-called 20th hijacker to support their claims.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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