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Kerry to see Palestinian leader in Paris

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris this week to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue his push for an outline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. The State Department said Monday that...
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First night for ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon

AP Photo/Lloyd Bishop NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon makes his much-anticipated debut Monday as star of NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Scheduled guests are U2 and Will Smith, as the TV institution returns to New York after four...
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Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

AP Photo/Voroshirin Dmitriy MOSCOW (AP) — After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back – and not just on the ice. Demonstrators gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Monday...

Penn State trustees voting on Barron for president

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees are poised to vote on Florida State president Eric Barron as the university’s next president. Trustee Karen Peetz announced Barron’s candidacy Monday during a trustees’ meeting in State College. The trustees...
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Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

AP Photo/Bruce Crummy BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments...

Updated: Fire damages McComb home

McCOMB — Fire severely damaged an East Perrin Avenue home in McComb, fire officials reported Monday. The blaze at 224 E. Perrin Ave. displaced the family of Matt and Cristy Cramner and two children. No one was home when the fire was reported at 11:58 a.m., and no injuries were...
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US teen Shiffrin’s notes helped prep for Olympics

AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin travels the world with her journals, filling them with thoughts about her sport and her life. A good chunk of what the 18-year-old has put on paper lately is related to preparing for...
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Cyprus President trumpets energy boost for Turkey

Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades speaks during an interview with Associated Press at his office in the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Cyprus’ president says an agreement reunifying the ethnically-divided island nation...

UPDATED: Boil advisory lifted

A boil advisory that had been issued for small portions of Lincoln, East and East Lima streets has been lifted.
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Oscars rich in tales of wealthy and poor

AP Photo/Mary Cybulski NEW YORK (AP) — Early in “Captain Phillips,” the cargo ship captain (Tom Hanks) and his wife (Catherine Keener) drive from their Vermont home to the airport where he’ll take a flight to his next job, one that will bring him...