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U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month
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NEW YORK — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, with Microsoft, Visa and other tech stocks making the biggest gains in a broad market rally. [Read More]

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Fight over hostage broke up California jail escapees Fight over hostage broke up California jail escapees
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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Three inmates who teamed up to pull off an intricate escape from a California jail stuck together and eluded authorities for nearly a week. Then authorities said their alliance began to unravel over a disagreement on whether to kill a cab driver they’d taken hostage. [Read More]
Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs
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WASHINGTON — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal. [Read More]
Accused ex-pastor waives hearing
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WEST CHESTER (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia pastor has waived his preliminary hearing on charges alleging that he raped and impregnated a teenage girl. [Read More]
Demotions overturned for VA officials accused in job scam Demotions overturned for VA officials accused in job scam
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WASHINGTON — Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. [Read More]
Four ex-Blackwater contractors appeal convictions in shootings Four ex-Blackwater contractors appeal convictions in shootings
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WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security contractors found guilty in a deadly Baghdad shooting appealed their convictions on Monday, saying a key witness against them had changed his testimony after the trial and that prosecutors lacked jurisdiction to even bring the case. [Read More]
Engineer recalls opening throttle before crash Engineer recalls opening throttle before crash
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WASHINGTON — The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May’s fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train going too fast into a sharp curve. [Read More]
Arrests in France thwart attack on nightspots, official says
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PARIS (AP) — A French police official says five people were arrested outside the city of Lyon with plans to stage attacks on nightspots and leave for Syria. [Read More]
Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said today. [Read More]
No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring
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PUNXSUTAWNEY (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring. [Read More]
No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring
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PUNXSUTAWNEY (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring. [Read More]
Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old
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David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell was an energetic 13-year-old who bore emotional and physical wounds, suffering from bullying over the scars from a transplant. [Read More]
The day after the big day: What to watch in New Hampshire and beyond The day after the big day: What to watch in New Hampshire and beyond
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The political suspense isn't over now that the Iowa caucuses are history. There will be plenty of intrigue to track on the day after, too. [Read More]
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