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Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients.

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General says troop cuts would leave too few to train Afghans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan says if the American troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, there will be too few left to train the still-fledgling Afghan security forces.

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Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.

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Leaders seek funds for Syria, elusive stability for region

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria's civil war — even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled.

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Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

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