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Donors leaves $500,000 in Salvation Army kettle

The holiday spirit hit one Minnesota couple in a big way over the weekend.

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Error in pilot response led to Air Asia crash

The way pilots responded to a technical malfunction resulted in the crash of Air Asia Flight QZ8501, investigators said Tuesday.

The ill-fated plane was en route to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya on December 28 last year when it crashe...

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Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, found dead

The mayor of Alaska's capital was found dead just weeks after he took office.

Stephen "Greg" Fisk, 70, was found dead in a home Monday, the Juneau Police Department said. Fisk's adult son discovered his deceased father and called 911.

The cause of de...

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COP21 climate change summit: Clock's ticking

The introductions and formalities are over. Now, it's crunch time to get a deal on a global climate change agreement.

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US Embassy: Threat of imminent attack in Kabul

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in the Afghan capital, the Embassy said Monday.

The threat is for a possible attack in the next 48 hours, the Embassy said in a statement.

"During this period of heightened...

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Chicago starts police accountability task force

Embroiled in a political firestorm over his city's handling of a shocking police shooting, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to mend fences.

Tuesday morning, Emanuel will announce the creation of a task force on police accountability, his office ...

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U.S. Marine guilty of killing transgender

A U.S. Marine was found guilty of killing of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October last year.

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China factory activity slumps to three-year low

China's all-important factory sector is losing steam, with manufacturing activity slumping to a three-year low in November, as concerns grow over the economy.

The official purchasing managers' index hit 49.6 in November, according to the National Bur...

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Moscow: Turkey shot down plane to protect oil

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he'll resign if Moscow can prove its claim that Turkey shot down a Russian plane to protect its oil trade with ISIS.

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For $250,000, you can buy this South Dakota ghost town

Talk about a bargain. You can buy an entire town in South Dakota for just a bit more than the cost of an average home in the U.S.

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