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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has bee ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his hand.Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday that if he loses his parliamentary majority, which has been c ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of tod ...more

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Health insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter.The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier now expects 2015 adjusted earnings to top $10 per share, up from a previous fore ...more

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1glHLC3 ) ...more

Reuters News - 18 mins ago

LONDON (Reuters) - The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published on Wednesday, features the first Jamaican author in contention for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) prize. Marlon James is nominat ...more

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By Ari Rabinovitch EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, trunks drooping in the searing heat at the lowest point on earth, is the latest casualty of a dramatic rise in sinkholes wreaking havo ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims are heading back to court.David Wright, of Everett, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, of Wa ...more

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By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has laid the blame squarely on Boston for its aborted attempt to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying the city had failed to deliver on its promises. ...more

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By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should not let foreign countries make diplomatic capital out of its wartime past, an aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, as the author of a landmark 1995 apology urged Abe not to backtrack ...more



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