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8:41 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Wawrinka Beats An Injured Nadal To Win Australian Open

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates his victory in the men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain.
Robert Prezioso Getty Images

Originally published on Sun January 26, 2014 7:25 am

Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory Sunday in the Australian Open final.

The 28-year-old Swiss player had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start at Melbourne Park against the 13-time major winner.

Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but recovered slowly after getting treatment to push it to four sets.

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Middle East
8:32 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Clashes Turn Deadly On 3rd Anniversary Of Egyptian Uprising

Egyptians gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday during a rally marking the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun January 26, 2014 5:33 am

Egyptian officials said Sunday that the death toll from clashes between security forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising has risen to 49.

The Health Ministry, quoted by the official MENA news agency on Sunday, said another 247 were wounded. The agency quotes the Interior Ministry as saying 1,079 were arrested.

Throughout the day, security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. Pro-army civilians joined the police in some of the clashes.

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Around the Nation
6:24 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Suspect Arrested, Charged In Fatal Campus Shooting

Originally published on Sat January 25, 2014 5:11 am

A suspect was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.

Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, was arrested just after midnight at the parking lot of an apartment complex in Orangeburg, where the campus is located, said Thom Berry, a public information officer with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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New York News
4:43 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Union Representing Indian Point Workers Negotiating Against Friday Deadline

Credit Daniel Case / Wikimedia Commons

A union representing nearly 400 workers at a nuclear plant in New York is negotiating against a Friday night deadline for a new contract.

Both sides say they hope an agreement can be reached without a strike at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan.

However, a spokesman for the Utility Workers of America says issues including wages and benefits remain unsettled.

Federal mediators have joined the bargaining at a suburban hotel.

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New York News
3:18 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo Details Vision For 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.

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New York News
7:59 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Gov. Cuomo May Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Use In NY

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.

Cuomo would use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of

hospitals to use marijuana to treat certain ailments. The plan was first reported by The New York Times.

Marijuana remains illegal in New York, though possession of small amounts has been reduced to a low-level violation subject to a fine.

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Around the Nation
8:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 7:08 am

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Middle East
8:10 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Israeli Military Returns Fire After Rocket Attack From Lebanon

Originally published on Sun December 29, 2013 8:17 am

Rockets from Lebanon struck northern Israel Sunday, causing no injuries but sparking an Israeli reprisal shelling in a rare flare-up between the two countries.

Residents of the northern Israel town of Kiryat Shmona awoke to a pair of large explosions. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said no injuries or damage were caused from the rocket fire. Shortly after, the Israeli military said it responded with artillery fired toward the source of the launch.

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National Security
6:31 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Four U.S. Military Personnel Detained, Released In Libya

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 6:06 am

Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night.

These four military personnel were operating in an area near the coastal city of Sabratha in northwestern Libya as part of security preparedness efforts when they were taken into custody, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. Sabathra, about 40 miles west of Tripoli, is a popular tourist area with its ancient Roman ruins.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Police Investigating Cooperstown Shooting

New York State Police say they're investigating a report of shots fired inside a store on Main Street in Cooperstown.

Troopers say gunfire was reported around 9 a.m. Monday inside the 7th Inning Stretch store, just a few doors away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

They've closed off Main Street and are telling people to stay away from the area until they get more information.

Trooper Nathan Riegal says there are no reports of injuries. He says a suspect fled from the scene, but it isn't known yet if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

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