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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'
More hikers are expected on the Pacific Crest Trail this year thanks to the movie "Wild," according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, which preserves and promotes the trail.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quiet year in terms of tax changes, but ACA provides twist
WASHINGTON (AP)  — President Barack Obama's signature health care law will bring a new twist to tax-filing in 2015, a year in which much else will seem familiar when you're working on your return.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

IRS to begin 12 days of dirty dozen tax scams
WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

New tax forms to fill out on health insurance coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Be prepared for the tax man to get even more personal this year — with questions about your health insurance.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Prayers said for hostages held by Islamic extremists
TOKYO (AP) — Prayers were offered today at Tokyo’s largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic extremists who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Kerry: Don't refer to violent extremism as Islamic
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is warning the West to be careful about calling violent extremists in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other places Islamic radical extremists, even though they may cite their faith as a justification for killing children and others.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Top official says Russians will 'east less' for Putin
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, today warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Gov't reverses health care privacy issue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on, the government’s health insurance website.
Friday, January 23, 2015

US reports decline in union membership in '14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union membership in the United States is down, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported today.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Protests across Yeman after resignations
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country’s south secede after the nation’s president and Cabinet resigned.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long have held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah’s incremental reforms echoed mightily.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Polygamy Town Divided
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Annual March for Life draws crowds in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-abortion demonstrators crowded on to the National Mall for an annual march coinciding with a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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