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Following deadlock, Baltimore jury resumes deliberations

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury is deliberating again, a day after announcing a deadlock in case of the first police officer to stand trial over the death of Freddie Gray.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Siri vs. Cortana vs. 'OK Google': Who's better, who's best

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cortana's learning the neighborhood. Google's digital assistant can't tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Pope's comments on global warming top notable quotes list

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Climate researchers employ tool from 1800s: Whaling logs

 

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: More than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been freed this year as a result of an ongoing Associated Press investigative series into slavery in the Thai seafood industry. The reports also have led to a dozen arrests, millions of dollars' worth of seizures and proposals for new federal laws.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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'Star Wars' premiere crowd cheers for familiar, new faces

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reaction was strong to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the film's world premiere in Hollywood.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Typhoon kills 1, cuts power in wide areas of Philippines

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Melor left at least one person dead and wide areas without power Tuesday as it crossed over the central Philippines. About 730,000 people were evacuated to safer grounds before the storm hit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

 

NEW YORK (AP) — While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new analysis of 45 years of jail statistics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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