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    Mexico Airlifts Tourists after Hurricane Odile

    By Katie Lyons

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. The Interior Full Article

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    United Nations Names Leonardo DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

    By Katie Lyons

    NEW YORK (AP) - The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, calling DiCaprio "a credible voice in the environmental movement." Full Article

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    Women’s Cycling Uniforms Called ‘Unacceptable’

    By Beth Sorensen

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women's cycling team were "unacceptable," according to the International Cycling Union president. The uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar riders at the Full Article

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    Lava Flows from Philippine Volcano, Thousands Flee

    By Beth Sorensen

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a half a mile down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday. The Philippine Institute Full Article

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    App Helps Women Find Women Cab Drivers

    By Aaron Pero

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine Full Article

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    Hurricane Odile Slams Mexico’s Baja California

    By Jen Scarpelli

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. The Full Article

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    Bitcoin Exchange CEO Committed Suicide

    By Aaron Pero

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work and personal issues. The death on Feb. 26 of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke triggered Full Article

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    British Tourists Found Dead On Thailand Beach

    By Aaron Pero

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the country's most popular diving destinations. Police described the two as a 23-year-old woman from Full Article

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    Pistorius Free To Compete For Now

    By Aaron Pero

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in Full Article

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    Britain Mourns Slain Hostage David Haines

    By Candice Naranjo

    LONDON (AP) — Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded — like two American journalists before him — and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive. A grisly video released by the Full Article

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    American Prisoner in North Korea Sentenced to 6 Years of Hard Labor

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- For months he was held captive by the North Korean regime, not even sure what he would be charged with. Then in one fell swoop, American citizen Matthew Todd Miller was convicted of committing "acts hostile" to North Full Article

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    Ironman Competitor Dies During Swim

    By Aaron Pero

    MOOLOOLABA, Australia (AP) — Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man Full Article

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    Malaysia Airlines Flight Turns Back due to Autopilot Defect

    By Katie Lyons

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff. The airline says the defect didn't affect the safety of the aircraft or Full Article

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    Pakistan Diverts Rivers to Save Cities from Floods

    By Katie Lyons

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to Full Article

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    President Condemns Beheading

    By Aaron Pero

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. Full Article

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    BREAKING: Video Purports to Show Beheading of British Aid Worker by ISIS

    By Katie Lyons

    BEIRUT (AP) - A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. The video emerged hours after the family of Full Article