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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

Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. The rule change in the … 0

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of … 0

Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal case

Sunday, January 31, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby says his attraction to the accuser in his pending sex-assault case began the day they met at Temple University. Cosby describes their relationship as romantic. But her lawyers say he was only a mentor … 0

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2M in gold

Friday, January 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans. Forrest Fenn has been … 0

Equal pay focus of gov’t data collection

Friday, January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it would require businesses with at least 100 employees to submit detailed pay data by gender, race and ethnicity in an effort to find firms that are “unlawfully shortchanging workers.” A main focus of the new rules, which would take effect … 0

Iran flies unarmed military drone over US aircraft carrier

Friday, January 29, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after … 0

Authorities: 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested in California

Friday, January 29, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Police arrested one of three violent fugitive inmates on Friday after he told a woman in the same city where the jailbreak occurred a week ago that he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The … 0

Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

Friday, January 29, 2016

RINGSTED, Iowa — Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa’s crucial caucuses. Most of … 0

Goat-tiger odd couple may be over

Friday, January 29, 2016

MOSCOW — A romance that enchanted Russia may be over: Timur the goat and Amur the tiger have had a fight and aren’t together anymore. In November, the goat was placed in the tiger’s compound in a wildlife park near Vladivostok with the expectation that the big cat … 0

4 Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground

Friday, January 29, 2016

BEIJING — Rescuers in eastern China pulled out four miners who had spent 36 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine. The gypsum mine in Shandong province collapsed on Christmas Day, killing one and leaving 17 missing, including … 0