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Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:43

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new constitution. The border traffic was the first sign of an easing to the severe shortages of […]
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Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:25

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan’s most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m. (1000 GMT). Japanese television showed an orange burst out of the side of the volcano, […]
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Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:25

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan’s most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m. (1000 GMT). Japanese television showed an orange burst out of the side of the volcano, […]
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Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan; lava flowing down slope

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:12

TOKYO (AP) — Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan; lava flowing down slope.
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Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan; lava flowing down slope

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:12

TOKYO (AP) — Sakurajima volcano erupts explosively in southern Japan; lava flowing down slope.
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South Africa: About 87 trapped after collapse at mine

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:08

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, leaving about 87 people trapped, a union spokesman said. At least 52 people were trapped when the office building collapsed, trapping an additional 35 miners below ground, said Manzini Zungu, spokesman for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. Zungu […]
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South Africa: About 87 trapped after collapse at mine

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:08

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, leaving about 87 people trapped, a union spokesman said. At least 52 people were trapped when the office building collapsed, trapping an additional 35 miners below ground, said Manzini Zungu, spokesman for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. Zungu […]
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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:00

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014, chikungunya, a virus spread by the same species of mosquito as Zika, infected a million people in the Caribbean. While 452 travel-related cases were documented in Florida […]
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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:00

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014, chikungunya, a virus spread by the same species of mosquito as Zika, infected a million people in the Caribbean. While 452 travel-related cases were documented in Florida […]
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Victoria Justice talks ‘Rocky Horror’ at Super Bowl

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Dammit, Janet,” there’s another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a “re-imagined” version of the classic stage musical and cult film. “It’s been an amazing experience so far to be a part of such […]
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Victoria Justice talks ‘Rocky Horror’ at Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Dammit, Janet,” there’s another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a “re-imagined” version of the classic stage musical and cult film. “It’s been an amazing experience so far to be a part of such […]
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IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:39

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000- and 10,000-meters. Chinese website Tencent reported that Wang wrote a letter, signed by nine other members […]
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IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:39

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000- and 10,000-meters. Chinese website Tencent reported that Wang wrote a letter, signed by nine other members […]
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Testimony turns to cell tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:35

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a hearing enters a third day for the convicted killer at the center of popular podcast “Serial,” the focus of testimony has shifted away from an alibi witness toward cell tower data that defense attorneys contend was misleading. Prosecutors used cell tower data during the first trial of Adnan Syed, saying […]
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Testimony turns to cell tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:35

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a hearing enters a third day for the convicted killer at the center of popular podcast “Serial,” the focus of testimony has shifted away from an alibi witness toward cell tower data that defense attorneys contend was misleading. Prosecutors used cell tower data during the first trial of Adnan Syed, saying […]
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The Latest: Sweden says UN statement has no legal effect

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel’s determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Britain’s Foreign Office has rejected the United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. Officials said in a statement Friday morning that Britain will formally contest […]
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The Latest: Sweden says UN statement has no legal effect

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:20

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel’s determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Britain’s Foreign Office has rejected the United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. Officials said in a statement Friday morning that Britain will formally contest […]
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Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare. Hemmed in by a grim economic reality and tough-talking bailout creditors, the leftwing-led government in Athens is now attempting the seemingly impossible: to […]
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Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare. Hemmed in by a grim economic reality and tough-talking bailout creditors, the leftwing-led government in Athens is now attempting the seemingly impossible: to […]
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Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied

NBA - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:16

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. And like seventh-grader Nicole Lovell, the 19-year-old Virginia Tech student had endured health challenges, though Keepers’ were of the emotional variety: suicidal thoughts, cutting herself, stress and anxiety that […]
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