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By The Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:42 pm
Test of gun finds only DNA of deceased Argentine prosecutor
  • IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:42 pm
    The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.
  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:30 pm
    Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder.
  • Obama, Dalai Lama set to attend National Prayer Breakfast
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:30 pm
    President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year.
  • Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:12 pm
    The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.All told, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 percent in January,...
  • Canada to criminalize public terror threats
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:06 pm
    Canada announced a new anti-terror law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don't make a specific threat.
  • Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:36 pm
    Mexico said Friday it will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices.
  • Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:12 pm
    Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut.
  • Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:06 pm
    It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at a hospital and began to pump gas into its storage tanks.
  • Venezuela says it shot down suspected drug plane near Aruba
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:55 pm
    Venezuela's military confirmed on Friday that it shot down over the Caribbean Sea a small civilian plane believed to be carrying drugs, and officials on the neighboring island nation of Aruba said packets of cocaine were found in the waters where the craft went down.
  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:36 pm
    Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
  • Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:25 pm
    There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.
  • Jamaica Senate starts debate on pot decriminalization bill
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:48 pm
    Jamaica's Senate on Friday started debating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited.
  • Kurd allies fighting IS in north Iraq hampered by rivalries
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:43 pm
    Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that triggered U.S. intervention. But sniping among Kurdish factions makes the hold on the town seem shaky and is threatening the wider fight against Islamic state militants.
  • Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:18 pm
    The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
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