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Mark Memmott

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Power's Still Out For Many Across North And Into Canada

Friday, December 27, 2013

From Michigan to Maine and parts in between, power outages that began before Christmas continue. Storms brought down power lines. More winter weather is forecast for coming days in many of the affected areas.

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VIDEO: Rescuers Are Drawing Near To Ship Stuck In Antarctic

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Russian ship carrying an Australian scientific expedition has been trapped since Monday. But a Chinese icebreaker is expected to soon free it from the ice. Other ships are also on the way. The 74 people aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy plan to then continue their expedition.

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Bomb Blast In Beirut Kills Former Ambassador To U.S.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Chatah was also a critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the militant group Hezbollah that is allied with the Syrian leader. At least five other people were killed and about 70 were injured by Friday's blast.

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Cowboys' Emergency QB Kitna Will Give Away His Pay

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jon Kitna is coming out of retirement to be the backup quarterback for Dallas on Sunday. He's going to give the $53,000 he'll be paid to the school in Tacoma, Wash., where he now teaches math and coaches football.

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' Hit U.S.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Listen to a clip. We can almost guarantee it will raise a smile. I Want To Hold Your Hand is the song that kicked off Beatlemania in the U.S.

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American Kidnapped By Al-Qaida In Pakistan Seen In Video

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Warren Weinstein, 72, was snatched from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, more than two years ago. In a video sent to news outlets by al-Qaida's media wing, Weinstein is heard appealing to President Obama to negotiate his release.

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Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Economists caution against reading too much into the latest economic data. During the holidays, offices that collect the information aren't always open and that can delay some of their work.

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Greenpeace Activists Start Getting Visas To Leave Russia

Thursday, December 26, 2013

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, Russian officials are freeing some high-profile prisoners. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin say he's just trying to burnish his nation's reputation.

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Apologies, Promises From UPS And FedEx About Delivery Delays

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A last-minute crush of online orders and some bad weather kept the companies from getting some packages delivered before Christmas, they say. Both have called in extra workers and are renting extra trucks to make deliveries on Thursday.

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Japan's Abe May Have Hoped To Anger Others With Shrine Visit

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects Thursday at a Shinto shrine where war criminals are among those honored. China and South Korea protested. The U.S. expressed its disappointment. Analysts say Abe's nationalist agenda may be well served by the diplomatic dust-up.

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Highway In Iceland May Be Sidetracked By Elves

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In a nation that takes its elves and other mythical creatures seriously, a proposed road is being held up. A court is considering both the environmental impact and the potential effect on elves who are said to have a church in the highway's projected path.

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Yes, Virginia, NORAD's 'Santa Tracker' Is On

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Critics โ€” some might say Grinches โ€” don't like the defense command's annual online effort to "track" Santa's travels. But for those who wish to follow his journey, the high-tech tool is up and running.

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Mass Graves Discovered In South Sudan; Is Civil War Coming?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hundreds of people have already been killed and thousands more have fled their homes. The power struggle that's underway has raised fears of a retreat into tribalism and the outbreak of a full-fledged war.

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Top Stories: Spacewalk Resumes; Fears Grow In South Sudan

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Also: Edward Snowden says his mission has been accomplished; Target says the Justice Department is investigating its data breach; and the execution of the North Korean leader's uncle is tied to a business dispute.

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Repairs Done, Astronauts Wrap Up Spacewalk

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Astronauts have made critical repairs on the International Space Station's cooling equipment. On Saturday, they spent 5 1/2 hours outside the station. They spent more than six hours outside on Friday.

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VIDEO: Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-bandmate

Monday, December 23, 2013

Marcus "Magnificent" Malone was a percussionist in Santana's band before it hit big in 1969. Since then, he's spent time in prison and time on the streets. By chance, he was part of a local TV news report. Then Santana and the news station tracked Malone down. Now he may play with the band again.

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Reports: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor Of AK-47, Dies

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Russian creator of the world's most popular weapon died Monday at the age of 94, officials tell Russian news outlets. More than 100 million of the weapons, including knockoffs, have been produced. While proud of his invention, Kalashnikov said it saddened him to see them used by terrorists.

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Two Takeaways From An Offensive Tweet Heard 'Round The World

Monday, December 23, 2013

Public relations professional Justine Sacco is out of a job after what she concedes was a "needless and careless tweet" about AIDS in Africa. Her experience reinforces some basic rules about the world of social media.

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Peyton Or Tom? Which QB Do You Want When Game's On The Line?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Let the debate begin: If you could choose which current quarterback to have on your team when it's behind in a big game, who would it be? Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or someone else?

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Top Stories: Pussy Riot Releases; Deadline Day For Health Care

Monday, December 23, 2013

Also: Duck Dynasty star says he's a lover, "not a hater;" fears grow of civil war in South Sudan; winter weather continues to wreak havoc; Apple lands a big deal in China; and Utah officials will try again to halt same-sex marriages.

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