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After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

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Brutal rape, killing of 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump unleashes revulsion around Pakistan. More>>

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee

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The Philippines' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent. More>>

16 skiers hurt by flying rocks, avalanche on Japan volcano

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A disaster official says at least nine people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan. More>>

Sewage spill shuts beaches along California's Central Coast

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An official says nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm. More>>

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

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Trump set to decide soon on possible tariffs for imported solar panels. More>>

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

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South Korean says local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading and report suspicious activities to authorities starting next week. More>>

Survey: Mayors view climate change as pressing urban issue

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A new survey finds that U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, with many favoring policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially. More>>

Jury: Ex-Sheriff Clarke did not violate man's free speech

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Jury in federal civil case finds former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke did not violate a man's free speech with taunting Facebook posts after detaining him at an airport last year. More>>

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. More>>

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

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A rocket launched from New Zealand has successfully reached orbit carrying commercial satellites. More>>

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

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An island volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted again, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. More>>

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move

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NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency. More>>

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

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Thai police arrest a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. More>>

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 arrested in blow to elephant poaching. More>>

Netflix's success turns net neutrality into an afterthought

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With millions of subscribers still flocking to its services, Netflix no longer worries about being protected by net neutrality. More>>

Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes

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California prosecutors say a Mexican Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women. More>>

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

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South Korean says local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading and report suspicious activities to authorities starting next week. More>>

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

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Winter is off to a late start in parts of Alaska, and rural residents are feeling the effects. More>>

Jury: Clarke, ex-sheriff in Milwaukee, didn't violate speech

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Federal jury: Former sheriff in Milwaukee, David Clarke, did not infringe on free speech in plane spat. More>>

Asian shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's end

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U.S. stock indexes are up slightly as solid results from Halliburton send energy companies higher. More>>

The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the government shutdown won't affect the spy agency's operations. More>>

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose companies own the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. More>>

Get your stuff and go: Amazon opens store with no cashiers

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No cashiers, no lines, no registers _ this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. More>>

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys

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Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, saying it will prioritize news based on users' votes. More>>

Montana mandates 'net neutrality' for state contracts

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed an order prohibiting telecommunications companies receiving state contracts from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. More>>

Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle

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More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. More>>

Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

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Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. More>>

French president hosts 140 world business leaders

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French President Emmanuel Macron hosts 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France. More>>

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. More>>

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

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For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses. More>>

Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

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Amazon's final cut of 20 contenders for its second headquarters leaves hundreds of cities disappointed. More>>

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

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A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. More>>

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

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Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. More>>

Companies plan European network of car charging stations

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Two companies say they plan a network of fast charging stations for battery-powered cars that will help drivers of electric vehicles travel among Europe's main cities. More>>

Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

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The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation. More>>

Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans are waiting for each other to blink over the government shutdown. More>>

IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012

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IBM has reported its first quarter of revenue growth since 2012 as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

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China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. More>>

The Latest: US condemns Kabul hotel attack that left 18 dead

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An Afghan official says insurgents have killed 18 members of a pro-government militia in northern Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. More>>

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

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Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. More>>

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 more workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. More>>

Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial

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Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial in federal court. More>>

Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

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The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. More>>

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama Video included

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President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama, full of unforgettable characters, surprise casting changes and innumerable plot twists _ all set against a backdrop of a looming nuclear threat and the shadow of the Russia probe. More>>

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

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Senators grill Facebook, Google and Twitter over terrorist propaganda and recruitment. More>>

The Latest: Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women

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Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. More>>

The Latest: Danish chef behind Noma thanks Bocuse

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Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91. More>>

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

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The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

US stocks close higher as market sets latest record high

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The major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweigh losses in energy and other sectors. More>>

The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

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President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

Crunch time: What Amazon wants for its new HQ

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Crunch time: What Amazon wants from the cities vying to make the cut. More>>

Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

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Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham. More>>

Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

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It's Kanye West's hometown _ Chicago _ for baby No. 3 with Kim K. More>>

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

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A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

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President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

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Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. More>>

Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

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Lithuania launched an investigation on Friday into a cyber-attack against a news outlet which saw a fake news article targeting the Defense Minister. More>>

SEC letter shows bitcoin funds won't happen soon, if ever

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It may be a while, if ever, before investors can buy an exchange-traded fund with holdings of bitcoin and other digital currencies. More>>

He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

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It's a he said-he said thing: 10 times President Donald Trump has contradicted himself. More>>

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

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As motion-detecting wildlife cameras get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. More>>

Recalls this week: comforters, power adapters, bar stools

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Recalls this week include comforters, power adapters, bar stools, bassinets. More>>

Author, activist Jewish convert Julius Lester dies at 78

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Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. More>>

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

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A volcanologist says seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption is imminent. More>>

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

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Catalonia's fugitive former leader, who wants his old job back, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium. More>>

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

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Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet. More>>

With Daveed Diggs, 'Blindspotting' tells an Oakland story

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"Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film "Blindspotting," which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reactions. More>>

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

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Amazon raises price of monthly Prime membership plan by nearly 20 percent, annual membership fee isn't changing. More>>

Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war

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Germany won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia. More>>

2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize

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Two U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research. More>>

Correction: Science Says-Meteor story

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Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier. More>>

The Latest: Catalan president to travel to Denmark next week

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Officials say that former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Brussels to avoid arrest in Spain nearly three months ago, will leave Belgium and travel to Denmark next week to attend a university forum. More>>

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

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A group of 22 attorneys general has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. More>>

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

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U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading, pulling back slightly from the market's latest record highs. More>>

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

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Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars. More>>

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

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China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress over the sale of fake goods and government procurement of Chinese telecoms equipment. More>>

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim Video included

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The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving. More>>

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

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President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to Pennsylvania. More>>

Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

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Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. More>>

Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

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Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees had their windows broken while traveling south of San Francisco. More>>

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

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President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico. More>>

GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'

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Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Clash with Trump casts spotlight on Kelly

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President Donald Trump pushed back against his own chief of staff's comments that his views on a proposed border wall had "evolved," casting a spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage the White House tumult and navigate Capitol Hill. More>>

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

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David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super intelligent genius machines" that can help solve mankind's most challenging problems. More>>

Archaeologists in Mexico claim world's longest flooded cave

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Archaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are reporting that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's longest continuous flooded cave. More>>

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

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A Thai military court has dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old Thai historian who questioned whether a Thai King had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago. More>>

The Latest: Trump thanks Apple CEO for plans to invest

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President Donald Trump is offering enthusiastic support for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania. More>>

Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide

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Officials in Washington state are watching a slow-moving landslide near the city of Yakima that has the potential to be a big natural disaster. More>>

Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands. More>>

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

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A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores. More>>

Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate reality Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump fraught relationship with facts marks his presidency. More>>

Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000

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The price of bitcoin is tumbling as South Korea's finance minister says trading in digital currencies may still be banned. More>>

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

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Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle. More>>

World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list

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Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals. More>>

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

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Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. More>>

Click, tap, buy: Holiday shoppers spent record amount online

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Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season. More>>

Palestinians to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban

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Palestinians in West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after yearslong Israeli ban. More>>

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. More>>

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door

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YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. More>>

2 charged in Kosovo with supporting extremist groups

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Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged two people with supporting extremist groups on social media. More>>

France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use

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France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. More>>

'Superfast' internet cable to cross Mediterranean sea

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A Cyprus company has signed an agreement to lay a sub-sea internet cable connecting Israel with Spain, which an official says will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time. More>>

Volcano in Papua New Guinea little known, hard to predict

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People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a tsunami. More>>

Global stocks slip as investors digest US bank earnings

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Asian shares track weakness on Wall Street; China shares higher. More>>

US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

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Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. More>>

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

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Autonomous cars loom, but the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes on, with the introduction of new small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show. More>>

The Latest: Catalan parliament chooses secessionist speaker

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Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia's new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc's slim majority in the chamber. More>>

Puerto Rican astronaut reaches out to island's schoolkids

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The only astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage reaches out to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island. More>>

Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

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U.S. stocks are moving broadly higher in early trading, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. More>>

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

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Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. More>>

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

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Autonomous cars loom, but the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes on, with the introduction of new small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show. More>>

The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

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House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a government shutdown this weekend. More>>

India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

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India successfully launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate. More>>

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

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Bitcoin, other digital currencies tumble as South Korean official says ban on trading still an option. More>>

Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

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Facebook's Sandberg and Twitter's Dorsey won't stand for re-election to Disney board in increasing conflict with overlapping businesses. More>>

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

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North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic". More>>

Free e-books offer samplers of 'Buzz'; books for 2018

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New fiction from Allison Pearson and Chris Offutt and a memoir by Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist Meredith Goldstein are among the upcoming works excerpted in a pair of free e-books. More>>

Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses

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In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. More>>

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

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Novak Djokovic confirms top men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised. More>>

Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's 'Live PD'

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Some law enforcement agencies have ended their agreements to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD" as local officials worried the program was making their communities look bad. More>>

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

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A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature. More>>

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

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Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful.". More>>

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

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Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change. More>>

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

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Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. More>>

German startup AUTO1 gets $558 million Softbank investment

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Japan's Softbank is investing 460 million euros ($558 million) in German used car trading platform AUTO1. More>>

Melania Trump's style evokes Europe roots, not America First

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Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband's America First agenda and stay true to her roots, if there's a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored first lady wardrobe in 2017. More>>

Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls

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A study says rat poison from pot farms in California forests appears to be poisoning endangered northern spotted owls. More>>

Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

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The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations. More>>

Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital

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Doctors in England say stifling a sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases. More>>

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

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Elephants, hippos, rhinos and other big African animals are collateral damage to constant African wars. More>>

A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you see

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A look at Facebook's changes over the years in light of the company's latest move to focus on personal connections over published articles and videos. More>>

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia

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Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour that will take him to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania _ becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit these countries. More>>

The Latest: Ford to bring out 40 electrics, hybrids by 2022

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Transportation secretary says automakers, tech firms must convince skeptical public that autonomous cars are safe. More>>

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.". More>>

What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

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What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future. More>>

Qatar exile says he's held by UAE; Abu Dhabi denies claim

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An exiled Qatari royal family once promoted by Saudi Arabia amid its ongoing dispute with Doha has appeared in an online video claiming he's held against his will in the United Arab Emirates, an allegation denied by an Abu Dhabi official. More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. More>>

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

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Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

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A Republican senator says President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week. More>>

Stocks keep pushing higher in 2018, led by retailers

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Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory. More>>

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

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Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about immigration have worsened the divide among evangelicals about his presidency. More>>

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

Egypt: 2 presidential hopefuls take aim at el-Sissi's rule

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Egyptian presidential hopefuls open election campaign with criticism of el-Sissi. More>>

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

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Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake. More>>

Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

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Facebook tweaks pages to make time spent on social media healthier, more "meaningful.". More>>

Julia Louis-Dreyfus marks chemo end with 'Beat It' video

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrated the end of chemo by posting an Instagram video of her sons lip-syncing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It.". More>>

GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

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General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. More>>

Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

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Japan's prime minister says his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. More>>

Some media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks

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President Trump's off-color remarks about immigration lead to more media figures labeling him as racist, instead of just criticizing his words or actions. More>>

Spartak Moscow posts 'racist' tweet about its own players

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Russian soccer champion Spartak Moscow has been accused of racism after tweeting a message which appeared to refer to its own black players as "chocolates.". More>>

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; while governments hesitated at criticism, the continent's young population wasn't so shy. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'is in excellent health'

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Donald Trump is sitting for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed, undergoing a physical exam amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit. More>>

The Latest: US embassy tries to calm Africa's Trump outrage

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The Latest: African Union 'alarmed' by Trump's vulgar comment on immigrants from the continent. More>>

Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

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A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California. More>>

Trump: No trip to London since embassy site is a 'bad deal'

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President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of new embassy. More>>

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

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The ride-sharing company Uber confirms that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided offices outside the U.S. More>>

Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal

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Federal lawmakers from both parties in New Jersey are asking the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal. More>>

Digital currencies dip as South Korea considers trading ban

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The price of bitcoin is 8 percent lower as the government of South Korea considers a ban on the trading of digital currencies. More>>

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

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New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of entities divesting themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. More>>

Ex-fighter pilot launches bid to replace Arizona Sen. Flake

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Congresswoman Martha McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest. More>>

House OKs spy program after conflicting Trump tweets

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House votes to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program after a confusing morning of Trump tweets. More>>

Court OKs killing a type of owl to see effect on other owls

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a plan by wildlife officials to kill one type of owl to study its effect on another type of owl. More>>

Amazon looks to build on 1st season of NFL streaming

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Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. More>>

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

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Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to the group. More>>

Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

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Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound. More>>

California has a new wind-speed record: 199 mph

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Scientists say a 199 mph gust that blasted a mountaintop at the Alpine Meadows ski resort last February was the strongest wind ever recorded in California. More>>

The Latest: Macron says German political deal 'encouraging'

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats have agreed upon a 28-page paper outlining the basis for moving ahead with formal coalition talks. More>>

Cyberbullying blamed for Australian child model's suicide

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Australians are remembering a 14-year-old girl known as the angelic face of bushmen's hat brand Akubra Hats and whose family says she killed herself after being targeted by cyberbullying. More>>

More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

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Several women have made further claims of sexual inappropriateness against James Franco in a Los Angeles Times article. More>>

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