• AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed

    The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane when it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off…

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  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

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  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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  • If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over

    For years, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran teacher in Buena Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, had monthly union dues docked from her paycheck, even though she didn’t like the union’s positions on school choice and other education reforms. More is at stake than just the $600 to $1,000…

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  • Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War

    The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday accused the United States of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and said he feared hostilities could escalate into armed conflict. The United States "has already drawn us into a new Cold War, trying openly to achieve its main idea of triumphalism,"…

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  • Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

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  • Durham 16-year-old charged with raping minor at school

    A 16-year-old is charged with first-degree rape of another 16-year-old and Durham Public Schools confirms the alleged attack happened on the campus of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.

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  • Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious…

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  • Michigan woman charged with death of newborn found at recycling center

    A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Wednesday in the death of her newborn son, who police say was left neglected in a garage after she gave birth in December and whose body was found weeks later in a recycling center. Angela Alexie, 24, appeared in district court in Eastpointe, Michigan,…

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  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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  • Police Investigating Couple`s Story After Baby Dropped Off At Fire Station

    A couple dropped off a newborn baby at a Colorado fire station on Tuesday morning after they claimed a woman gave the child to them and said she told them she didn`t want it anymore.

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  • North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks. A predecessor, Kim…

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  • Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

    The autopsy on the body of poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was described as one of the most dangerous ever on day two of an inquiry into his death Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on November 23, 2006, three weeks after drinking tea infused with deadly polonium-210…

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  • Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

    PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the spectacular displays at Paris' haute couture week Wednesday.

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  • Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

    By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. The decision comes a month…

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  • Mom admits helping her kids hide evidence of double slaying

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurred at her home, where the bodies were buried in a yard.

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  • Magnitude 5.7 quake hits off northern California coast

    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just offshore of northern California on Wednesday, rattling a wide coastal area below the Oregon border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local officials said no major damage or injuries were reported. The tremor, initially reported as a weaker magnitude…

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