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5 things to know: GOP in charge, Congress to challenge Obama

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Video of ambush on Pa. troopers played at suspect's hearing

 

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The ambush on a northeastern Pennsylvania state police barracks played out Monday on a courtroom screen: a mortally wounded trooper crumbling to the ground; a bullet striking a comrade kneeling by his side; and the comrade, his legs immobilized by the gunfire, crawling into the lobby on his stomach.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Miami judge weds gays and lesbians after ruling against ban

MIAMI (AP) — Lesbian and gay couples were married in Miami on Monday by the same judge who said she saw no reason why they couldn't immediately get their licenses ahead of Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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Extremists seize multinational base on Nigeria-Chad border

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overpowered a multinational military force and seized its key base on Nigeria's border with Chad, according to residents who took to canoes to escape.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Infant abducted from California home found dead

 

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 3-week-old baby who was abducted after her parents and an uncle were wounded in a shooting at a Long Beach residence has been found dead and authorities are searching for a suspect.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits — including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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More women, minorities in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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