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Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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For many in US, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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The land of ice and snow: US blanketed by storm, cold temps

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A powerful winter storm dumped snow from Nashville to Nantucket, and artic-like temperatures gripped much of the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of people were without power in the South.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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Danish intelligence: No sign gunman was planning attacks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Despite a warning from prison authorities that the gunman behind a weekend shooting spree in Copenhagen was at risk of being radicalized in jail, Danish intelligence officials insisted Tuesday they had no reason to believe he was plotting attacks after his release.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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Egypt's el-Sissi wants a UN-backed coalition on Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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Float accident at Haiti Carnival parade kills at least 16

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group's Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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