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By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska near Fairbanks on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and there were no initial reports of damage or injuries. The temblor's epicenter ...more

AP News - 7 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law.A report released Thursday said states oper ...more

AP News - 12 mins ago

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels on Thursday and unable to attend a European Union summit there.President Nicos Anastasiades suffered a nosebleed and underwent nasal cauterization at the hospi ...more

AP News - 13 mins ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school football coach has been reinstated after he was fired over postgame celebrations that officials said had racial overtones, with players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.Charlest ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

ATLANTA (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified.President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team — he called it "a SWAT team, ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans looking for early clues to the 2016 elections might find some in this year's governor races.The outcome of races in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio and Colorado will influence the combined 72 electoral votes, or m ...more

Reuters News - 24 mins ago

By Saif Sameer and Ned Parker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minorit ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death has spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding that the state Republican Party take down a new television ad that uses the case to criticize Democra ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.In a brief and tear-filled telepho ...more

AP News - 30 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.The bill by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of ...more