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BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has extended a ban on outdoor barbecues to restaurants operating in some suburban areas as it tries to improve its notoriously poor air quality in case it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, state news agency Xinhua reported. ...more

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PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its new $14 billion South Korean chip plant, which is expected to help drive growth as smartphone earnings slow, will start production sometime in the first half of 2017.</ ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach.Beck cautioned that his department's investigati ...more

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposal that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds in Oklahoma could threaten dozens of events held in Oklahoma City, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and ...more

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state.< ...more

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.Bachelet is faced with the l ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion was shot and killed in the Omaha area.The cougar had been spotted Wednesday afternoon near Project Harmony, a nonprofit agency in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department said the Nebraska Humane Soci ...more

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile President Michelle Bachelet said she will reshuffle her entire cabinet in the next few days, a surprise announcement that indicates the depth of her concern about a collapse in her popularity. "A few hours ago I re ...more

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor isn't filing criminal charges "at this time" against an Oregon science teacher accused of using a Tesla coil to burn the phrase "I love mom" into students' arms.Samuel Dufner was arrested Tuesday at South Salem Hi ...more