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Police release security video in LA car fires case
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four more suspected arson fires broke out early Monday in the Los Angeles area as detectives searched for a man caught on grainy surveillance video near the scene of one of dozens of the suspicious car fires that have hit city since last week. Police distributed DVDs on
Former Macedonian president Kiro Gligorov dies
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Kiro Gligorov, the first democratically elected president of Macedonia who served two terms at the helm of the country in the 1990s as it became independent from Yugoslavia, has died. He was 94. The head of Gligorov's office, Zivko Kondev, said Monday that the former
Yemen government workers rally against corruption
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Strikes are spreading in Yemen's capital as hundreds of government employees rally, demanding reforms and the firing of top managers over alleged corruption linked to the country's outgoing president. Corruption was one of the grievances that ignited mass protests against
Argentine President diagnose with thyroid cancer
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez has thyroid cancer, but test results showed Tuesday that it remains limited to a lobe in the right side of her neck and has not spread into her lymph nodes, her spokesman said. Fernandez, 58, will undergo surgery on Jan. 4 and then
Congressman: Iraq releases 3 security contractors
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NEW YORK (AP) — Three security contractors including two Americans were released by Iraqi army forces Tuesday after they were held for more than two weeks, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security announced as he demanded a full report on the episode. Republican Rep. Peter King
NKoreans line streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, wailing and clutching their chests as a black hearse carrying late leader Kim Jong Il's body wound its way through the capital for a final farewell. The funeral procession from
Drinks and joy as defectors embrace Kim's death
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 21,000 North Koreans now live in South Korea. For many, the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death stirred mixed emotions. Several interviewed in Seoul by The Associated Press described a burst of joy upon hearing that Kim had died, but also a surge
Troops hit protesters marching into Yemen capital
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops commanded by relatives of Yemen's outgoing president have attacked a crowd of more than 100,000 protesters peacefully marching into the capital, killing at least nine and driving the president to promise to leave the country. Yielding to pressure to defuse the
Suicide attack kills 6 Pakistani soldiers
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into a paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing six soldiers in the second attack in as many days meant to avenge the killing of senior commander in a U.S. drone strike. The
Oh fudge!: Ice cream spill freezes US traffic
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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — Police say 40,000 pounds (18,000 kilograms) of ice cream have spilled from a semitrailer in the state of Indiana, closing two lanes of an interstate highway at the start of the holiday weekend. The Journal Gazette and WPTA-TV report the spill happened about 4 p.m.
Chinese villagers demand release of detainees
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BEIJING (AP) — Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said. About 1,000 people took part in the appeal in Haimen, on China's southeastern coast, said
UN: Philippine flood destruction like tsunami
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ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — A southern Philippine area devastated by flash floods that killed more than 1,000 people looks like it was hit by a tsunami, a U.N. official said Thursday as he appealed for $28 million in aid for the region. U.N. humanitarian coordinator Soe Nyunt-U voiced concern
Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 60
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BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis
Arguments scheduled in US racial profiling case
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PHOENIX (AP) — A judge will hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in immigration patrols conducted under a man who called himself "America's Toughest Sheriff," a week after U.S. authorities accused his office of a wide range of civil rights violations. The lawsuit
Prosecutor says Manning defied US trust
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FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A U.S. military prosecutor says an Army intelligence analyst defied the nation's trust by pulling more than 700,000 documents from a supposedly secure computer network and giving national secrets to WikiLeaks. But Bradley Manning's defense attorney said during