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Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo)

Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled building

Friday, February 5, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building where rescuers pulled out more than 120 people. Dozens of others are still believed to be inside. Firefighters scrambled to the site with ladders, cranes and other equipment and pulled survivors from the building in the southern city of Tainan, footage from … 0

Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW YORK — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig’s lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane’s boom landed across an intersection, smashed … 0

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Friday, February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months. Yet once you take a fuller view, a brighter picture of the job market emerges: A sub-5 percent unemployment … 0

180-year-old piano likely heard by Lincoln to play again

Friday, February 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The music score, displayed on an incongruous iPad, sits above the ivory keyboard of a piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard. Jane Hartman Irwin, an accomplished pianist who’s performed with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to … 0

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

Friday, February 5, 2016

BEIRUT — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo. Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the … 0

Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire

Friday, February 5, 2016

LONDON — It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct. Now the case has mutated … 0

What to look for as the Republicans debate in New Hampshire

Friday, February 5, 2016

NASHUA, N.H. — He’s back. At center stage. A week after skipping a Republican debate in a spat with Fox News, Donald Trump, the provocateur who has already upended the race to the presidency, will return to the debate spotlight Saturday night. But it’s a different Trump, this … 0

Dems poised for long, pricey primary between Clinton, Sanders

Friday, February 5, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond. Clinton and Sanders … 0

How Trump’s failed NFL bid led to his political super bowl

Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW YORK — The Super Bowl is Sunday, featuring the upstart Carolina Panthers, led by impending NFL MVP Cam Newton, against the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning, an all-time top-tier Hall of Famer playing (presumably) his final … 0

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off ahead of NH primary

Friday, February 5, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political … 0

World pledges $10 billion for Syrian refugees, but peace prospects seem bleak

Thursday, February 4, 2016

LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will save lives, will give hope, will … 0

Latin America scrambles to squash Zika mosquitoes

Thursday, February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. Fumigation is one … 0

Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready to combat the disease

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MIAMI — Florida’s warm climate, year-round mosquitoes and revolving door of international travelers make it vulnerable to the Zika virus, but local governments here have a history of fighting off outbreaks before they become widespread. A crucial component … 0