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Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests heat up

BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters seeking to halt preparations for elections in Thailand fought with police in the capital on Thursday as the country's long-running political crisis again turned violent.


Decade after Christmas mudslide, memories remain

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after a Christmas Day mudslide swept through a Southern California church mountain retreat, worshippers have continued their mission at a new spot.


Thousands left without power across US and Canada

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to the more than half a million homes in the U.S. and Canada that were left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally-warm homes.


Turkey: Government reshuffle after ministers quit

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reshuffled his Cabinet after three key ministers resigned over a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has targeted his allies and rattled his government.


Coming snow could slow power restoration efforts

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — The ice that snapped utility poles and knocked out power to more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada was stubbornly hanging on Wednesday as frigid temperatures cloaked a region from the Great Lakes to New England.


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