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2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank.
What a fluke: Dutch whale tail sculpture catches metro train

What a fluke: Dutch whale tail sculpture catches metro train

SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands — This really was a fluke.
Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

ROME — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.
US manufacturing activity at highest levels in two years

US manufacturing activity at highest levels in two years

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing posted a strong gain in October to the highest level in two years even as coronavirus cases have begun to surge again in many parts of the country.
US construction spending up again, rises 0.3% in September

US construction spending up again, rises 0.3% in September

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. construction spending rose 0.3% in September, the fourth straight monthly gain after a coronavirus-caused spring swoon, although a smaller gain than analysts had expected.
Bruised and haunted, US holds tight as 2020 campaigns close

Bruised and haunted, US holds tight as 2020 campaigns close

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Just over her mask, Patra Okelo's eyes brimmed with tears when she recalled the instant that a truth about America dawned and her innocence burned away. One moment on Aug.
French schools reopen in mourning after beheading of teacher

French schools reopen in mourning after beheading of teacher

PARIS — French schools held a nationwide minute of silence Monday in honour of a teacher who was beheaded for opening a class debate on free speech by showing students caricatures of the prophet of Islam.
Philippines: 20 dead, thousands of homes damaged in typhoon

Philippines: 20 dead, thousands of homes damaged in typhoon

MANILA, Philippines — At least 20 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the ferocious storm, of
Midwestern states with few virus rules have low unemployment

Midwestern states with few virus rules have low unemployment

OMAHA, Neb. — Five of the six states with the nation’s lowest unemployment rates are in the Midwest, have Republican governors and have almost no restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Israeli army demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israeli army demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli military said Monday its troops demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli in a stabbing attack earlier this year.