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High winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closing of a school.Authorities had reported no injuries by early evening. ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Dutch man has agreed to plead guilty in Chicago to charges alleging that he sold illegal drugs for millions of dollars in bitcoins through the shuttered website Silk Road.Prosecutors say Cornelis Jan Slom ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday. ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.<p ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the NRA's annual convention Friday.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former Pennsylvan ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.< ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.So says a new private study, which found that rising wages and higher en ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece has taken to Twitter, banned in China, to call for the "immediate rectification" of an account which uses the social media platform to satirize Chinese officialdom and state media. The ...more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slave ...more

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday, as an underwater search appeared to have failed in finding any trac ...more