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IPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consumer survey shows the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apples market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.
SF hospital performing kidney swap chain involving 12 people
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.
North Korea media calls attack on U.S. ambassador 'deserved punishment'
North Koreas official KCNA news agency called Thursdays knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea deserved punishment for U.S. military exercises with South Korea, calling the assault the knife of justice. Ambassador Mark Lippert suffered deep wounds to
British PM Cameron rules out head-to-head TV election debates
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - British
Last Ebola patient to be released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia are preparing to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.
Ex-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.
Temps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm
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Liberia 'Ebola-free' for one week
Liberia goes a week without any new cases of Ebola - the first time such a milestone has been reached since May 2014, the WHO says.
VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs
Chinas defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - heres a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the worlds biggest military spenders.
Erdogan fined for statue insult
Turkeys president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.
Day in pictures: 4 March 2015
Images from around the world: 4 March
Your pictures: Adventure
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Man spent £10K to find kitten killer
A businessman spent £10,000 hiring a private detective to find the killer of his daughters kitten amid claims police failed to investigate
Rodriguez returns in training game
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez begins his comeback from a 162-game doping ban in a spring training contest.
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List of Americans ready to help ISIS grows
One is a 21-year-old California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS. The other a 17-year-old Virginia student charged with helping recruit for ISIS.
The long, troubled history of the suspect in attack
The suspect behind the knife attack on the American ambassador to South Korea had a long, troubled history and often blamed the U.S. for tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Bees are disappearing, but you can help
Bees might bring out a stinging sensation of fear in some, but the little critters play a vital role in our everyday life. Through pollination, bees help produce many of our specialty crops like almonds, berries, fruits and vegetables. Its
U.S. ambassador to South Korea attacked
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was injured in an attack. CNNs Paula Hancocks has the details.
Kim Jong Un orders preparations for U.S. war
CNNs Brian Todd reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordering his country to prepare for war with the U.S.
Dog found shot, bleeding, tied to railroad tracks
Cabelas not a cat, but the young pit bull mix apparently had a few lives to spare.
Family: Pastor held in N. Korea
A Canadian pastor, who went to North Korea on a humanitarian trip in late January, is being held in the reclusive Communist state, his family said early Thursday.
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Virginia 17-year-old reportedly accused of helping man join ISIS
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Kerry in Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran negotiations, Yemen crsis
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Florida drops bid to require drug tests for welfare applicants after court rulings
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BLOODY ATTACK US envoy to South Korea wounded by man with knife
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US alarmed by top Iran commander leading Iraqi troops against ISIS
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Weasel hitches ride on bird
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U.S. ambassador to South Korea ‘in great spirits’ after knife attack
TOKYO — U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was in stable condition and in high spirits Thursday after being slashed in the head and hand by an armed assailant calling for Korean unification at a seminar in central Seoul
Indian government blocks film about 2012 New Delhi rape case
NEW DELHI — A magistrate’s court in New Delhi upheld a police complaint Wednesday blocking the showing of an hour-long documentary film in India about a fatal gang rape in 2012.“India’s Daughter” was set to air on the BBC, other
Netanyahu’s speech to Congress fails to jolt electoral needle at home
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew home Wednesday to face a tougher, less adoring crowd than the cheering legislators in Washington. Awaiting him were Israeli voters — and a tight election in less than two weeks.Read full article >>
U.S. ambassador to Seoul wounded by assailant
TOKYO — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked by an armed assailant at a seminar in central Seoul where he was scheduled to give a lecture Thursday morning.Television reports from Seoul showed Lippert, a former assistant
Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies
Bettina Graziani, the willowy Parisian redhead who became one of the first global supermodels, posing for fashion luminaries such as Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Valentino, died March 2 in a Paris hospital. Read full article >>
Before Nemtsov’s assassination, a year of demonization
MOSCOW — Days after Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed at the Kremlin’s doorstep, his grieving allies say that a year of dark accusations of treason and fascism laid the groundwork for his death.Read full article >>
WorldViews: The Saudi king gave a prize to an Islamic scholar who says 9/11 was an ‘inside job’
Over the weekend, Saudi Arabias King Salman awarded a prestigious prize to Zakir Naik, a televangelist and religious scholar from India, heralding him as one of the most renowned non-Arabic-speaking promulgators of Islam. Naik, a trained doctor, founded the Peace TV channel, which supposedly
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Costco's quarterly profit tops estimates on tax benefit
(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a tax benefit related to its special cash dividend last month.
Thai constitution panel seeks two-year political ban for junta members
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A panel appointed by Thailands military government to draft a new constitution has proposed a two-year political ban for junta members to prevent them hogging power, the chairman said on Thursday.
Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours in east
KIEV (Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Thursday, as Kiev accused rebels of repeated violations of a ceasefire deal.
Citigroup's past losses may have helped it win Costco business
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc had at least one advantage in its successful bid for the exclusive right to issue credit cards for Costco Wholesale Corp, rivals and tax specialists say: it lost so much money during the financial
U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Hazzm movement was once central to a covert CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels, but the groups collapse last week underlines the failure of efforts to unify Arab and Western support for mainstream insurgents fighting the
Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her emails when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.
Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australias foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within
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Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability
Kerry was in Saudi Arabia for talks with senior officials from the Sunni-ruled Gulf states and the new Saudi monarch, King Salman.    
Ben Carson apologizes for saying being gay is a choice
GOP presidential hopeful says his comments on gay people were hurtful and divisive.       
Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
The self-appointed government in Donetsk said in a statement Thursday that one person still remains unaccounted for.     
5 things you need to know Thursday
The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.       
Papers give details on baby's death at Intel parking lot
Court documents unsealed this week provide more insight into the death of a 6-month-old girl inside a car parked at Intels Jones Farm campu...    
British soldier awarded Victoria Cross for saving Marine
Its the first time a living soldier has received the medal.       
U.S. tries to extradite MS-13 member wanted for murder
An MS-13 gang member was recently arrested in El Salvador and could be extradited to northern Nevada on murder charges.     
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Boy Scouts Exempt From Utah Bill to Protect Gays
New legislation in Utah would protect LGBT people from discrimination at work and in housing, but would allow an exemption for the Boy Scouts.
Va. Teen Accused of Helping Another Join ISIS: Sources
A teenager from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody accused of helping another young man travel to Syria to join ISIS.
EXCLUSIVE: Iran's Foreign Minister Discusses Nuclear Talks
NBCs Ann Curry discussed Irans nuclear program, Irans relationship with Israel and other issues during a one-on-one exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
'Senseless': U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Slashed With Knife
Mark Lippert, Cincinnati native and Iraq War veteran, was reportedly injured with a razor while on his way to a lecture in Seoul.
More Snow, Sleet and Ice Ahead in New Winter Blast
The governors of Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia and New Jersey have all declared states of emergency ahead of the next round of winter misery.
Man Burned by Fajitas While Praying Can't Sue: Court
The man, Hiram Jimenez, claimed a waitress didnt warn him the dish was hot, but the court found the hot food posed an open and obvious danger.
Hillary Clinton: I Want the Public to See My Email
Hillary Clinton said Wednesday night she has asked the State Department to release all of her emails from her four years as secretary of state.
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Ferguson Police Tainted by Bias, Justice Department Says
A report compiled in response to the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer said that the city had engaged in so many constitutional violations that they could be corrected only by its abandoning its entire
A City Where Policing, Discrimination and Raising Revenue Went Hand in Hand
Ferguson, a report finds, acts less like a municipality and more like a business, extracting money from poor blacks that it uses as revenues to sustain the city’s budget.
At Least One Justice Is in Play as Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case
Oral arguments in the Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act included surprising comments from Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
Jawbone’s Discovery Fills Barren Evolutionary Period
The 2.8-million-year-old mandible of a Homo habilis predates by at least 400,000 years any previously known Homo fossils.
Membership in Clinton’s Email Domain Is Remembered as a Mark of Status
Questions of security continued to be raised over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state.
Caught Off Guard by Disclosure of Emails, Democrats Rally to Clinton’s Defense
The news that Mrs. Clinton conducted business as secretary of state entirely on a private email account highlights the risks of betting on a candidate so early in the presidential nominating process.
Associated Press Threatens Legal Action Over Request for Hillary Clinton Information
The news organization said it had not received replies from requests covering Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state as far back as 2010.
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‘Last Hurrah’ Winter Storm Hitting Mid-Atlantic, Extending to East Coast
Plucky Bostonians are saying bring it on, we want the record!
Mexican Police Grab Latest Zetas Leader in Wealthy Suburb
Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel, was captured by Mexican police and soldiers
Kerry Pushes Back on Israeli Criticism of Iran Nuke Talks
We continue to be focused on reaching a good deal, the right deal, Kerry said
Failures by Three Governments Preceded Homeless Man’s Death
The homeless man, a native of Cameroon, was known simply as Africa
Mexican Mayor Grilled for Lifting Girl’s Dress While Dancing at Birthday Bash
“When one is happy, and the women are happy, one doesn’t calculate
Get Up Close and Personal with Beautiful Snowflakes
Photographer Michael Peres takes microscopic photos of snow
Watch Sir Ian McKellen Put a New Twist on an Old Favorite in Mr. Holmes Trailer
Benedict Cumberbatch watch out, there is a new Sherlock in town
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Forecast: LI could get up to 7 inches of snow
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for Long Island and New York City.
Federal government helicopter lands on Sayville street
A pilot landed a helicopter on Browns River Road in Sayville on Wednesday evening over concerns with the weather, Suffolk police said. Records show the helicopter is owned by the federal government.
'American Idol': Adam Ezegelian of Long Island advances to Top 16
Adam Ezegelian advanced to the Top 16 and immediately made his bid to move further into the competition.
LIRR to remove contaminants from soil at 7 sites
The Long Island Rail Road will excavate more than 4,750 tons of contaminated soil at seven substations in Queens and Nassau County this year and into early 2016 to remove mercury, lead and other toxins.
LI nonprofits part of huge effort to end homelessness among veterans
One bitter morning earlier this month, as windblown snow and ice needled their cheeks, Phil Erwin and Rich Dellasso made their way to a waterside campsite at Smith Point County Park.
Kathleen Rice seeks expanded gun-sale background checks
Long Islands Rep. Kathleen Rice Wednesday described a new tactic to try to pass a bill to expand background checks to all commercial sales of guns despite the odds against it: Dont talk about what the legislation is. Explain what
Judge ponders whether to allow witness to make ID at Maxwell Sherman murder trial
A Nassau judge must decide if a police witness could be allowed to testify that Maxwell Sherman was the man he saw straddling a womans body on a Rockville Centre footbridge shortly before an 18-year-old slaying victim was found there.
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