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Door panel saves man buried 67 hours in China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Squeezed into a narrow room under piles of debris for 67 hours, a young man was saved by a door that trapped his foot but gave him space to survive. Rescuers on Wednesday pulled him from the massive mudslide that hit part of a major manufacturing city in southern China.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Man held decades in Colorado for rape he denies walks free

DENVER (AP) — A Denver man who spent more than a quarter-century in prison for an attack he denies committing walked arm-and-arm with his wife from the doors of the jail Tuesday to applause from his children and hugs from grandkids he had never met.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Woman charged with murder, hit-and-run in Vegas Strip crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a homeless woman with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run after police said she intentionally plowed a car carrying her young daughter through crowds of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Fireball streaking across US sky was Russian rocket debris

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Military officials say a streak of light seen burning across the sky by people in three Western states was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks

 

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Part a yearlong effort by The Associated Press and the Associated Press Media Editors, examining the state of America's infrastructure.

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. "Stupid wind," he mutters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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IOM: Over 1 million refugees, migrants enter Europe in 2015

 

GENEVA (AP) — More than 1 million refugees and "irregular migrants" have entered Europe in this record-breaking year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, a symbolic milestone driven by war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Africa.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid

EDITOR'S NOTE _ Part a yearlong effort by The Associated Press and the Associated Press Media Editors, examining the state of America's infrastructure.

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina's punishing storm surge plowed ashore, it swamped seven of Coast Electric Power Association's substations, vital to powering thousands of Mississippi homes and businesses. The facilities have long since been repaired, but a decade after the storm they remain at the same elevation, and just as vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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