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Obama to use visits to explain how US will fight extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to ease public jitters ahead of the holidays, President Barack Obama will use visits to the Pentagon and the National Counterterrorism Center this week to try to explain his strategy for stopping the Islamic State group abroad and its sympathizers at home.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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725,000 people evacuated as typhoon slams into Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 725,000 people fled their homes and communities braced for heavy rain and coastal floods of up to 4 meters (13 feet) as Typhoon Melor slammed Monday into the eastern Philippines, officials said. Classes, flights and ferry trips were suspended.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Global stocks drift as oil price sinks again and Fed looms

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Monday as oil prices fell further and investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's expected decision this week to raise interest rates for the first time in around 9 ½ years.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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5 months after Chattanooga, feds quiet on any terror links

It took about two days for the FBI to announce it was investigating the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino, California, as an act of terror.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Crunch time again for health law; Tuesday sign-up deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising premiums and shaken faith among insurers have cast a cloud over sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it's crunch time again.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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AP Exclusive: Most sex offender parolees exempt from ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three-quarters of California's paroled sex offenders previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now face no housing restrictions after the state changed its policy in response to a court ruling that said the prohibition only applies to child molesters, according to data compiled at the request of The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Wisconsin gun shop to pay $1M to settle officers' lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin gun shop will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit in which a jury found it negligently sold a gun used to injure two Milwaukee police officers, the store's attorney said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 December 2015

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New laws to ease doctor shortage see long delays, criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: Medical school graduates could start treating patients immediately, without wading through years of traditional residency programs.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 December 2015

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