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11:01 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 11:45 pm

The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.

"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.

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Around the Nation
10:39 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 1:21 am

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.

Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.

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Around the Nation
5:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Around the Nation
10:52 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker in March.
Joel Ryan AP

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.

Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.

A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

"We ... are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news," the statement said.

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Europe
4:29 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize

Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.

While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.

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Elections 2012
3:46 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Associated Press Calls Kirkpatrick the Winner in CD1

Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has defeated former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas May Have Died from Friendly Fire

Two law enforcement officers tell The Associated Press the FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting death of a border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:38 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

An Update on the Investigation into Sheriff Dever's Fatal Car Accident

Authorities say the Cochise County sheriff who lost control of his vehicle in northern Arizona and died had alcohol in his system.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:51 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

AG Horne Accused of Campaign Finance Violations

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explains the civil charges against Attorney General Tom Horne. With him is FBI agent James Turgel whose office conducted the inquiry.
Howard Fischer Capital Media Services

A county prosecutor is accusing Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne of campaign finance violations during his 2010 campaign.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:00 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Rejects Part Of Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoke to the media Monday following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law.
Mark Brodie

The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

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