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BEIJING (AP) — China’s decision to abolish its one-child policy is a boon to couples and to sellers of goods from formula to diapers to toys. And it might help defuse economic stresses caused by an aging population. The impact of the surprise change announced Thursday is expected to be gradual....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are set to fall back into standard time and gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The annual change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. The shift moves one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling a possible escalation of U.S. military action in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the United States is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target Islamic State militants. The U....
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A jet plane’s engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and more than 100 passengers had to quickly evacuate using emergency slides. One person was seriously injured, officials said. Dozens of passengers could be seen in video footage gliding down the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after receiving huge sums to respond to Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross experienced a 32 percent drop in donations — and its place among the nation’s best-supported nonprofits has declined from ninth to 21st in the latest survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Show me your hands, or your dance moves. A D.C. police officer helped defuse a fight between teenagers in a Washington park by challenging one of them to a dance-off. Seventeen-year-old Aaliyah Taylor says a woman officer arrived Monday and when she saw Taylor dancing to the...
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., receives the Speaker's gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.  AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies. Obama has long admired Ryan’s seriousness on fiscal issues, but pilloried the Wisconsin lawmaker and GOP vice presidential nominee during the 2012...
PARIS (AP) — Doctors Without Borders is seeking security guarantees to continue working in Yemen after a hospital it supports was bombed, and an explanation for what happened. Mego Terzian, president of MSF France, said Thursday that he and the group’s board “won’t be ready to send at any price...
MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — State police used shotguns Thursday to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp that broke loose in Maryland and floated for hours before coming down into trees in the Pennsylvania countryside. Curious residents trickled into a staging area as the military began gathering...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal fisheries regulators say New Bedford, Massachusetts, remains the top fishing port for revenue, while Dutch Harbor, Alaska, remains tops for volume. The annual report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration found that the 2014 commercial...

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