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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been...
TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett brought her latest film, the 1950s lesbian romance “Carol,” to Tokyo. The movie, which has been a critical smash since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year, is up for six Academy Awards, including best actress for Blanchett...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student’s salad after being refrigerated for days. Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn told NJ.com the 3-inch green anole lizard was found in a...
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2016. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1945, during World War II, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. On this date: In 1756, composer Wolfgang...
This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter says that four executives are leaving the company. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that Alex Roetter, Skip Schipper, Katie Stanton and Kevin Weil are exiting the company. Roetter served as senior vice president of engineering, Schipper was vice president of human resources, Stanton was vice president of social media and Weil was senior vice president of product.  AP Photo/Richard Drew,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of Twitter’s key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and lure back disillusioned investors. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the management shake-up late...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who told his former boss he was going to go to Washington and “start shooting” has been arrested and will face charges related to threats to government officials, a federal law enforcement official said. Adrian Daigle, 36, had been working for a company based in Wisconsin...
In this Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, speaks to the media after members of an armed group along with several other organizations arrive at the at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. The Oregonian reported that Finicum was the person killed, citing the man's daughter. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon’s frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead. Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were...
David Daleiden became an anti-abortion activist back in high school in Davis, California, learning tactics from his elders and helping mobilize his peers. In college, he co-wrote an article with a professor depicting self-doubt among some abortion providers. Now, as he turns 27, Daleiden has...
NEW YORK (AP) — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in “The Godfather,” died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month. Many Americans are not well prepared for retirement, with nearly one in three yet to retire having any savings or...

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