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Pakistan army says it killed 3,400 militants since June 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has achieved "phenomenal successes" in the war against terrorism by killing 3,400 "terrorists" since 2014, when it launched a major operation in a tribal region near Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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Another top politician conviction roils Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, a former top New York politician was convicted on federal corruption charges, prompting calls for tougher ethics rules and threatening to further undermine citizens' trust in their state government.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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Report cites 241 close encounters between pilots, drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — There have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and manned aircraft that meet the government's definition of a near midair collision, including 28 in which pilots maneuvered to get out of the way, according to a report released Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Congress Oks short-term spending bill hours before deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill to keep the government open through next Wednesday as lawmakers and the White House rushed to finalize a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill and a sprawling tax package.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Obama's 'ISIL czar' has long history tackling Mideast crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new "ISIL czar," Robert Malley, has a long and sometimes controversial history at the center of U.S. policymaking in the Middle East. He's now taking on one of the toughest jobs in Washington: getting the struggling campaign against Islamic State militants on track while Obama refuses to entertain any wholesale strategy change.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Rift emerges between rich nations, others at climate talks

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With only hours left to produce a global climate accord, rifts emerged Friday between Western countries and China and its allies over who should bear the most burden in reducing emissions and helping vulnerable nations cope with the rising seas and extreme weather that comes with global warming.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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10 biggest corporate deals of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — It has been a record year for corporate deals.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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APNewsBreak: 4 bikers shot in Waco with gun type police use

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Four of the nine people killed in a melee between rival biker gangs outside a Texas restaurant were struck by the same caliber of rifle fired by Waco police, according to evidence obtained by The Associated Press that provides the most insight yet into whether authorities were responsible for any of the deaths and injuries.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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