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China's manufacturing measure shows contraction for February
BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures Chinas manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still shows contraction amid Chinas economy slowdown.
Rubio tells Club for Growth its picks are GOP's new leaders
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Saturday that the Senate candidates theyve backed recently represent the Republican Partys new leadership.
China manufacturing shrinks again in February: govt
Venezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for Americans
Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australias transport minister said Sunday.
O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue
Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects
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UKIP MP wants electoral reform
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the partys first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.
'Jihadi John felt harassed by MI5'
The extremist known as Jihadi John had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist in 2010.
Concern over online gonorrhoea care
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.
Uruguay bids farewell to pauper president
Uruguay bids farewell to the leader who was as good as his word
A Welsh enclave in America
How St Davids Day is marked in one community far from Wales
Has the world become too visual?
Has the worlds addiction to images gone too far?
VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
And more social media trends of the week - in 60 seconds
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Fugitive pastor captured
Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted for 59 counts of sexual assaults in Minnesota, was arrested by Brazilian authorities on Friday, the office of the governor for the State of Rio Grande do Norte said Saturday.
Venezuela says American possibly trying to start a coup
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that authorities in his country have captured an American airplane pilot, who also has Latino roots.
Fans near and far salute Leonard Nimoy
In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced.
Opinion: Chilling historical parallel in Nemtsov killing
It would not have been the first time a political rival was targeted in Russia.
Why Netanyahu's visit is a partisan issue
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just days away from landing in Washington, where a storm is raging over his plans to address a joint session of Congress. FULL STORY
Familiar winner in CPAC poll
Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll with 25.7 percent of the vote for the third year in a row on Saturday, the Washington Times announced Saturday at the National Harbor, Maryland, Confab.
What has Taco Bell done to Cap'n Crunch?
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Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require Americans to apply for tourist visas
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CHANGE OF PLAN? US rethinking strategy to retake Mosul from ISIS
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'GET BACK IN' Mass. teen urged friend to kill himself, authorities say
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Southwest hit by snow as California awaits storm - FOX NEWS EXTREME WEATHER CENTER:
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Speculation about possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster
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BREAKING NEWS Sen. Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll
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Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.Read full article
In Britain, a debate over Jihadi John's path to radicalization
LONDON — After the unmasking of Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” as a West London computer programmer named Mohammed Emwazi, Asim Qureshi looked into the television cameras here and made an explosive assertion: Britain, he suggested, had created its own
The fear of Ebola led to slayings — and a whole village was punished
WOMEY, Guinea — The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, “They are coming to kill you.” A mob
Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying
MOSCOW — Russia’s imperiled opposition movement on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being linked to the gangland-style killing of a towering figure of post-Soviet politics, amid the first signs that the true culprits may never be known.Read full article >>
Cash-strapped North Korea steps up mining output
SEOUL — The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its economy afloat — and its gargantuan military
Shuttered for a decade, Iraq’s national museum reopens its doors
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s national museum in Baghdad officially reopened to the public Saturday, 12 years after it was shuttered because of the looting of thousands of ancient artifacts in the days following the U.S.-led invasion.Read full article >>
Putin critic, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow
MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a towering figure in Russian post-Soviet politics and a biting critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down steps from the Kremlin late Friday, authorities said. The drive-by shooting had the potential to open a violent
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Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russias future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.
Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White
Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a
China Feb official PMI shrinks for a second straight month
BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in Chinas factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February on unsteady exports and slowing investment, an official survey showed on Sunday, reinforcing bets that more policy loosening is needed to lift the economy.
Maduro says Venezuela captures U.S. citizens linked to espionage
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had captured Americans, including a pilot, involved in espionage activities and said U.S. citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to the OPEC nation.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 an important boost.
Buffett: don't expect another 50 years of outperformance at Berkshire
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. But he
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Outreach minister killed in Phoenix home invasion
Pastor Jack helped former inmates readjust to life outside of prison.       
Finding a home after prison tough for released felons
In Sioux Falls, landlords can say no to any ex-convict needing a place to live.       
Taco Bell's newest test: Cap'n Crunch doughnut holes
Taco Bell is testing warm doughnut holes covered in Capn Crunch Crunch Berries cereal.       
Homeland security to dominate Sunday talk shows
The Department of Homeland Security funding fight in Congress, national security issues and the Republican presidential field will dominate ...     
CPAC: Paul edges Walker in straw poll
Delegates at a conservative conference ponder the Republican presidential field.       
Louisiana opposes pay for wrongfully convicted man
Glenn Ford spend almost 30 years on death row for a murder he didnt commit.       
Mo. killings suspect 'just walked in' to victims' houses
Relatives of the shooter were among the 7 killed in a rural community in south-central Missouri.       
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Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC
Marcus Kerttu, 15, was scheduled to depart the city Saturday, but instead his family was waiting for word of his whereabouts.
Four U.S. Missionaries Freed From Venezuela
It was unclear why the missionaries where detained, but they were questioned for several days, a pastor at their North Dakota church said.
California Mom to Face Murder Charge in Death of Infant
Samantha Green, 23, was booked Friday and will be charged with murder after her 3-week-old child was found dead in a swampy area near Sacramento.
Huge Pileup in Missouri as Snow Moves Through
A chain-reaction crash shut down Interstate 44 Saturday after a bus rammed a tractor-trailer, authorities said. Elsewhere, two were killed in a crash.
Tamir Rice's Death Was Caused by His Own Actions: City
The city of Cleveland said that losses resulting from Tamir Rices death were brought on by actions of the boy and his family.
Watch NHL Live: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
See all the action on the ice as New York takes on Philly at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Saturday.
Sick of Winter, Man Turns Joke Into Snow-for-Sale Business
There aint no business like snow business, I tell ya, said Kyle Warning of ShipSnowYo.com. It is absolutely booming.
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Anthony Mason, Bruising Forward Who Personified Mid-’90s Knicks, Dies at 48
Mr. Mason, whose muscular play helped the Knicks reach the N.B.A. finals in 1994, was an unlikely success story.
Regilding the Gilded Age in New York
In cocktail bars, immersive theater companies and private clubs across the city, New Yorkers are keeping the decadent era alive.
Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt
Shahid King Bolsen has used social media to encourage frustrated protesters to attack the corporate interests of the Egyptian Army.
Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe, Is Shot Dead in Shadow of Kremlin
Mr. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister of Russia, was killed in central Moscow in the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the tenure of President Vladimir V. Putin.
Russian Authorities Say Fellow Opposition Members May Have Killed Boris Nemtsov
A Saturday statement said the police would examine several theories about the opposition leader’s fatal shooting, including the possibility that he had been a “sacrificial victim.”
Brooklyn Arrests Highlight Challenges in Fighting of ISIS and ‘Known Wolves’
As officials around the world grapple with the emerging security concerns posed by the Islamic State, the New York case provides one of the first public examples of how officials in the United States are approaching the threat.
The Saturday Profile: A Gaza Artist Creates 100 Square Feet of Beauty, and She’s Not Budging
Nidaa Badwan’s project is called “100 Days of Solitude” in homage to Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, though her isolation has lasted much longer.
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Why the Kremlin Is Blaming Putin Critic’s Murder on a ‘Provocation’
The loaded word is intended to hint at foreign enemies
Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Takes Second
Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference for the third year in a row, but the real action was in second place, where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the honors. Paul’s victory, with 26% percent of the vote,
Real TIME: Scott Walker Tackles the U.S. Economy at CPAC
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker shared his views on the U.S. economy, the minimum wage, and and the dispute over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending speech to Congress during his speech at CPAC. Watch #RealTIME to see what he had
Check Out an Astronaut’s Tribute to Leonard Nimoy from Space
A touching tribute from a fellow space traveler
Real TIME: Chris Christie Jabs At The Media At CPAC
New Jersey Governor and likely presidential hopeful Chris Christie addressed his critics in the media and spoke out on his pro-life stance and passion for his job during his Q&A at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington at the
This Alien Might Exist on One of Saturn’s Moons, Scientists Say
A methane-based azotosome could theoretically exist on Titan
Conservatives Mostly Silent on Gay Marriage at CPAC
It’s a momentous time for gay marriage. Every few weeks a federal judge orders a state — most recently, deep-red Alabama — to recognize same-sex unions, bringing the total to 37. The Supreme Court could expand that nationwide with a
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Space probe crossing Pluto's 'front yard' has scientists in suspense
Nearly 3.5 billion miles from home, an intrepid spacecraft on the final leg of its streak to Plutos front door is expected to rendezvous with the planetary dwarf on July 14.
Authorities navigate dark Web for pedophiles using encryption to access child porn
The encrypted dark Web is being used by pedophiles in New York and across the United States to anonymously visit child porn websites, with more than 10,000 pages claiming to contain explicit photos and videos of underage children, a Newsday
Schumer prods feds on overdue funds for Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island
Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release a promised $1.6 million in federal funds to a Long Island home health agency in financial straits.
FEMA gives Brookhaven $1.5M for Fire Island walkway repairs
The federal government will reimburse the Town of Brookhaven for most of the costs of repairing Fire Island walkways and a retaining wall damaged by superstorm Sandy, officials said Friday.
Traffic stop ends in arrest of Mastic Beach man on license suspensions, drug charges, cops say
A routine traffic stop by a Suffolk County police officer on Saturday afternoon netted a man with 41 license suspensions and drugs stashed inside his body, police said.
Nassau struggles to create law for clearing snow on county sidewalks
Herb, who lives in Nassau County, said he saw a woman slip on slushy ice as she walked along the turning lane of a major Suffolk/Nassau border roadway.
Teen with Asperger's visiting from Sweden missing in NYC, police say
Police are looking for a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Aspergers syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City.
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