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South Korea warns North Korea not to launch satellite

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:53

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea warned on Wednesday of “searing” consequences if North Korea doesn’t abandon plans to launch a long-range rocket that critics call a banned test of ballistic missile technology. The South’s rhetoric about unspecified harsh consequences comes less than a month after the North’s defiant fourth nuclear test and as […]
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Chinese journalist emerges 22 days after disappearance

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:45

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad says she’s spoken to her husband and that he says he voluntarily returned to China for investigation, but that she believes he was forced to come back. He Fangmei says she was able to speak with her journalist husband Li […]
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Chinese journalist emerges 22 days after disappearance

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:45

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad says she’s spoken to her husband and that he says he voluntarily returned to China for investigation, but that she believes he was forced to come back. He Fangmei says she was able to speak with her journalist husband Li […]
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Malaysian politician ousted over criticism of prime minister

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:35

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The son of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has resigned as a state chief minister, saying he was ousted because of his criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a $700 million financial scandal. Mukhriz Mahathir says he had lost majority support in the northern Kedah state assembly following […]
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Malaysian politician ousted over criticism of prime minister

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:35

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The son of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has resigned as a state chief minister, saying he was ousted because of his criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a $700 million financial scandal. Mukhriz Mahathir says he had lost majority support in the northern Kedah state assembly following […]
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Cruz says he doesn’t want to forget lessons of 2000 election

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:27

ABOARD THE CRUZ CAMPAIGN AIRCRAFT (AP) — Except for the crumbs on his shirt, Ted Cruz’s doughnuts are gone. And as midnight nears during a flight to New Hampshire, the newly minted winner of Iowa’s presidential caucuses begins telling a story of the 2000 election, when he worked as a “mid-level kid” on George W. […]
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Cruz says he doesn’t want to forget lessons of 2000 election

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:27

ABOARD THE CRUZ CAMPAIGN AIRCRAFT (AP) — Except for the crumbs on his shirt, Ted Cruz’s doughnuts are gone. And as midnight nears during a flight to New Hampshire, the newly minted winner of Iowa’s presidential caucuses begins telling a story of the 2000 election, when he worked as a “mid-level kid” on George W. […]
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Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:23

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water supply. Snyder will brief Flint officials and pastors about the plan Wednesday and outline it to lawmakers next week as part of his […]
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Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:23

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water supply. Snyder will brief Flint officials and pastors about the plan Wednesday and outline it to lawmakers next week as part of his […]
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Regulator: Michigan should have forced Flint to treat water

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city’s water a year ago, the state’s top environmental regulator says in congressional testimony. State officials “relied on technical compliance (with the law) instead of assuring safe drinking […]
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Regulator: Michigan should have forced Flint to treat water

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city’s water a year ago, the state’s top environmental regulator says in congressional testimony. State officials “relied on technical compliance (with the law) instead of assuring safe drinking […]
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Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they’re confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday. Its campus contains a mosque and school that runs from kindergarten through 12th grade. Last week, Obama […]
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Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they’re confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday. Its campus contains a mosque and school that runs from kindergarten through 12th grade. Last week, Obama […]
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Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa’s snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state’s fickle electorate. Most poll-takers took it on the chin when Donald Trump’s lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz victory at Monday’s caucuses. Marco Rubio’s strong third-place showing among […]
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Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa’s snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state’s fickle electorate. Most poll-takers took it on the chin when Donald Trump’s lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz victory at Monday’s caucuses. Marco Rubio’s strong third-place showing among […]
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Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio’s strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party’s top donors. For months, many of these benefactors have been sitting on the sidelines or spreading their money around to multiple presidential candidates as they waited to see whether one of four experienced politicians could […]
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Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio’s strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party’s top donors. For months, many of these benefactors have been sitting on the sidelines or spreading their money around to multiple presidential candidates as they waited to see whether one of four experienced politicians could […]
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Google is testing its self-driving car in Kirkland

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:01

Google brings testing of the autonomous car to Kirkland, joining earlier testing in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas. If you see it, the company wants you to tell it how its car is driving.
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Google is testing its self-driving car in Kirkland

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:01

Google brings testing of the autonomous car to Kirkland, joining earlier testing in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas. If you see it, the company wants you to tell it how its car is driving.
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AP PHOTOS: Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:55

YERUHAM, Israel (AP) — Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape. Tiny shards, millions of them, are piled into rolling hills of green and brown. They are 50 feet high and span the length of a few soccer fields. This is the junkyard at Israel’s only glass container […]
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