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Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria's civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad's future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Former Va. gov, wife indicted for corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob McDonnell had just been elected governor of Virginia when a wealthy businessman who had donated the use of his private jet during the Republican's campaign requested a meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Cyclist: Driver didn't see me stuck in windshield

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Chicago archdiocese hid decades of child sex abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped him and later threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy's parents that although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no further contact with minors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Storm disrupts flights, school day in eastern US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as another winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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IMF raises outlook for global and US economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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NOAA: World in 2013 was 4th hottest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Brutality of Syria war casts doubt on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's conflict was sparked by an act of brutality — the detention and torture of schoolchildren who spray-painted anti-government graffiti in a southern city. In the three years since, the civil war has evolved into one of the most savage conflicts in decades.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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