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Southeast Asia summit to launch regional economic community

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders gathered Friday for a weekend summit at which they will formally create a unified economic community in a diverse region far larger than the European Union or North America, with hopes of competing with China and India.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015

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Civil rights leaders, police differ over protest response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Civil rights leaders appealed Thursday for Minneapolis police to exercise restraint but the head of the police union said officers should get tougher with protesters after a night of tense confrontations over the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015

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Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health authorities are reporting one confirmed Ebola case, a 10-year boy who is currently being attended to at the treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015

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Behind pomp of APEC summit, crushing poverty endures

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Just a few miles from the gleaming venue hosting President Barack Obama and other world leaders sits Manila's slum of slums on a mountain of trash, a potent reminder to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation bloc that the globalization agenda it promotes has left many behind.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Things to know about Syrian refugees and the vetting process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled that country to escape the ongoing civil war there. Migrants have trekked across Turkey, landing first in Greece, before making their way into Europe. European authorities have been overwhelmed by the mass migration. Meanwhile, the United States has announced plans to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees trying to leave the region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his "perversion and lawlessness" as "extreme."

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, marking a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Genetically modified salmon OK'd for human consumption in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal allowed for human consumption in the United States.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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