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  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has…

  • Young immigrants to line up for driver’s licenses

    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected to begin pursuing Arizona driver’s licenses. The Arizona Department of Transportation says it is anticipating a rush…

  • Republicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now…

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the…

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from…

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three others following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.…

  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left…

  • State-by-state breakdown of child abuse deaths

    The Associated Press asked all 50 states, the District of Columbia and military services to provide information on children who died of abuse or neglect over a six-year span, even as authorities were investigating them…

  • AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left…

  • Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. The Super Bowl will be played in the same stadium where the…

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduism

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with…

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    BEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country’s first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News…

  • Morocco’s transgender dancer courts acceptance

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a…

  • Rookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. Before the first of his two touchdown catches, the prolific rookie spun the ball and was whistled for…

  • Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland…