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Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message: Light can triumph

SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her Christmas message Friday to proclaim that light can triumph over darkness in these perilous times — and to comment on the joys of having a new great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Okinawa sues Tokyo in bid to stop move of US Marine air base

TOKYO (AP) — Local authorities on Okinawa sued Japan's central government on Friday in an attempt to stop the relocation of a U.S. air base, deepening their decades-long row over the heavy American troop presence on the southern Japanese island.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Young fire survivor to share Christmas cheer in shelters

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who lost her father and younger siblings in an arson fire that left her severely scarred is sharing the good cheer that has been bestowed on her, by the tractor-trailer load, since her simple Christmas wish went viral.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Tornadoes ravage the South, killing 7; dozens injured

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Mulester Johnson was with relatives when a fierce storm roared through this small town and tore the back of his house from its foundation, tossed trees onto pickup trucks and leveled brick walls.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Bangladesh police arrest 7 suspected militants, find bombs

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh security forces early Thursday arrested seven suspected members of a banned Islamist group blamed for attacks on foreigners and minority groups in the country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Several arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday during a Black Lives Matter rally that also briefly shut down part of the nation's largest mall.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Suspect in Vegas Strip crash is distraught, attorney says

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her child through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk is distraught and overwhelmed, her defense attorney said after she briefly appeared in court for the first time.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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