In China, Obama tests global clout post-election

BEIJING (AP) — His influence at home quickly fading, President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the world stage during his final two years in office. Once treated like a...
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SKorea, China agree to sign free trade deal

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, front, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kyung-Hoon, Pool) South Korean...
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Lynch’s 4 TDs lead Seahawks past Giants 38-17

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) signals a touchdown as Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks...
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Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent ‘pods:’ Study

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. EST – In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, laundry detergent packets are held for a photo, in Chicago. Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more...
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American freed by North Korea getting settled

Kenneth Bae, right, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, talks to reporters after he arrived Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. At left is his sister Terri Chung. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Kenneth...
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Egyptian militants pledge allegiance to IS group

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a...
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Russia allows free float of ruble in markets

Journalists watch a giant screen showing Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit discussion as part of the APEC forum in Beijing, China on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Journalists watch a giant...

India top court lifts ban on female makeup artists

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Supreme Court has ordered the lifting of a nearly 6-decade de facto ban on women working as makeup artists in India’s movie industry. India’s film industry is among the most prolific in the world producing nearly 1,500 films annually, most...
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Wet, frigid weather hits Upper Midwest

A strong storm system will produce snow over much of the Upper Midwest, with significant snow accumulations expected. High pressure will produce sunshine and mild temperatures over most of the Southeast. (AP Photo/Weather Underground) A strong storm system will produce snow over...
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Liberia village becomes a new Ebola epicenter

In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, a woman reacts, rear, as Health Care workers load the body of a family member suspected of dying from Ebola, onto the back of a truck in Jene-Wonde, Liberia. A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia’s capital to...