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Beijing issues 2nd smog red alert of the month

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Exec who jacked up price of a life-saving drug is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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AP Sources: Buyer of rifles used in massacre to be charged

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former security guard who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was expected to be charged as early as Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Flint mayor declares state of emergency over water problems

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor has declared a state of emergency due to problems with the city's watersystem caused by using water from the Flint River, saying the city needs more federal help.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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UN to adopt resolution to disrupt Islamic State funds

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Finance ministers from the 15 Security Council nations will adopt a plan Thursday aimed at disrupting outside revenue that the Islamic State extremist group gets from oil and antiquities sales, ransom payments and other criminal activities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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APNewsbreak: VA to provide robotic legs to paralyzed vets

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

 

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Lawmakers to seek details on vetting for those bound for US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, was just hours old when lawmakers, law enforcement and the public started asking the same question: How did U.S. authorities miss the signs that a Pakistani woman asking for a visa because she was engaged to an American had been radicalized?

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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