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31 killed in attack in China's Xinjiang region

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-one people were killed and more than 90 injured in an attack Thursday on a busy street market in the capital of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang, the local government said, the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents blamed on radical separatist Muslims.


UN vote on Syria crisis faces Russia veto, again

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council faces a dramatic vote Thursday on referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, with dozens of countries signing on to embarrass Russia which vowed to kill the measure that demands a path to justice.


Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.


Fox News anchor arrested at Minnesota airport

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar on Wednesday for refusing to cooperate with airport police who were called to the scene, an airport official said.


Police: Woman found 10 years after kidnapping

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.


Supreme Court halts Missouri execution

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday halted the execution of a Missouri inmate with a rare medical condition who challenged the state's refusal to disclose the source of its lethal injection drug.


'Happy' video arrests highlight tensions in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior — despite the views of its moderate president.


Obama vows fix to veterans' health care troubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.


Nigerian extremists strike villages, 48 dead

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants killed 48 villagers in northeastern Nigeria near the town where they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls, and the U.S. said Wednesday it was sending in 80 military personnel to expand the drone search for the captives.


Three tornadoes touch down in Denver suburb of Aurora

Three tornadoes touched down on Wednesday in the Denver suburb of Aurora, but no damage was immediately reported, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Another tornado touched down east of Denver in Watkins, Colorado, also without causing damage, said meteorologist Jim Kalina of the Weather Service's Boulder office. The three tornadoes in different parts of Aurora, which is nearly 10 miles east of downtown Denver, occurred within less than 30 minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon, he said. A tornado watch for Denver was scheduled to remain in effect until 8 p.m. local time, the Weather Service said.


Secret foreign policy talk with White House 'bizarre,' senator says

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with a bipartisan delegation of senators late Tuesday for secret talks focused on foreign policy, several sources with knowledge of the discussion told Yahoo News.


News Guide: Claims of veteran hospitals misconduct

PHOENIX (AP) — It started with a series of complaints from a recently retired doctor about delays in care that may have led to deaths at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. The VA started investigating, similar allegations surfaced in other states, and now the issue has the attention of President Barack Obama.

Gov't says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost.


Fiat CEO: Please don't buy our electric car

By Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has a request for potential buyers of the automaker's Fiat 500e electric car: Don't buy it. Speaking at a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Marchionne said Tesla Motors Inc was the only company making money on electric cars and that was because of the higher price point for its Model S sedan. Decrying the federal and state mandates that push manufacturers to build electric cars, Marchionne said he hoped to sell the minimum number of 500e cars possible.


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