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Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia
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US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attackReport: Government lacks disaster-relief coordination, unprepared for handling nuclear attack
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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown  in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)
EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbageFirst federal standards on power plant coal ash expected to avoid 'hazardous' label
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Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on commercial use of drones; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial dronesPoll: Americans skeptical benefits of commercial drones will outweigh privacy, safety risks
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater in Atlanta. Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony pictures and a threat against movie theaters will intensify calls for a tougher US Steps to cuts its access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctionsHack attack on Sony intensifying calls in US for stiffer sanctions on North Korea
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Taxi drivers wait for clients next to their classic American cars in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That’s about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many stepsClose but no cigar just yet: Revival of US-Cuba ties will unfold over time
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A pedestrian looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asia equity rally continues after Fed rate pledgeAsian stock markets continue rally after Fed's rate pledge, Sony down
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Alan Gross, accompanied by his wife, Judy, speaks during a news conference at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after five years in a Cuban prison. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in CubaFor risky efforts in Cuba, US outsourced the sneaky work to contractors that fell short
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP’s investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich’s network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
It's law now: 'No Social Security for Nazis'Closing a loophole that sparked outrage, new law blocks benefits for Nazi war crime suspects
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  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Iowa's Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance to Acquire John Deere Crop Insurance

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa announced it is acquiring Moline, Ill.-based John Deere Insurance Co. Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Iowans Weigh In On Cuba Relationship

    "They like the Americans and they had a strong desire to normalize trade even at that point, they were begging us to do trade with them. They needed a lot of the products we had," says Bob Bowman with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Iowans Encouraging Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

    Some Iowans are pulling for a woman to become the next president of the United States and their chosen candidate isn't Hillary Clinton. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is getting plenty of support. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Des Moines Officials Make Initial Budget Presentation for FY 2016

    City leaders in Des Moines are out with the initial run down of what the city's budget will look like for the coming fiscal year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 05:41 PM
  • Gov Cautious About Expanding Medical Marijuana Use

    Less than 24 hours after a statehouse news conference calling for expanding the use of medical marijuana in Iowa, the Governor sounding a note of caution. Terry Branstad says he will listen to Iowans in favor of expanded medical marijuana use, but, he says he will also listen to drug enforcement and medical professionals lining up on the other side. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:41 PM
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into 2016 race lands in Iowa

    In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Deseret News, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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