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President Barack Obama pauses during his speech at the University of Queensland,
President Barack Obama pauses during his speech at the University of Queensland, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Amid doubts, Obama seeks to reinvigorate Asia ties

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Closing out his Asia-Pacific tour, President Barack Obama called on Asian nations Saturday to join the United States in confronting the globe's biggest challenges, from climate change and poverty to violent extremism.

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Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone
Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose)
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Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone who was diagnosed with Ebola is on his way to the United States for treatment.

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Juan Lizama, left,  and co-workder Juan Lopez pose for a photo after answering questions during a news conference Friday.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Juan Lizama, left, and co-workder Juan Lopez pose for a photo after answering questions during a news conference Friday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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WTC window washer says he’d go back up there

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two window washers who were left dangling from a tilting World Trade Center scaffold said Friday that they knew they would be safe once they saw firefighters.

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On the phone, hands-free.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
On the phone, hands-free. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) -- AT&T Mobility says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its smartphones.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat.

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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne at inaugural ceremonies for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne at inaugural ceremonies for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Jane Byrne, Chicago’s only female mayor, dies at 80

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and become its first female mayor, died Friday. She was 80.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing at the Pentagon Oct. 30.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing at the Pentagon Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Hagel: Top-to-bottom changes needed in nuke force

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military's failure to maintain its focus on the nation's nuclear forces led them to be mismanaged and to "slowly back down the hill." He vowed to invest in and bolster the force, saying there is no problem on this issue the Pentagon can't fix.

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World War II veteran Justus Belfield, 98, saluting on Veterans Day. He died the next day. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Nancy McKiernan/Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)
World War II veteran Justus Belfield, 98, saluting on Veterans Day. He died the next day. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Nancy McKiernan/Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)
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WWII vet, 98, wore uniform for final salute before dying

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home.

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The Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone
The Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone (AP Photo, Louis Leeson/Save the Children UK)
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AP: Doctor with Ebola coming to US for care

NEW YORK (AP) -- A surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, according to a person in the federal government with direct knowledge of the case.

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(Polka Dot RF, ThinkStock)
(Polka Dot RF, ThinkStock)
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Keeping your online info from being swiped

A new Pew Research Internet Project report finds 61 percent of people would like to do more to protect their personal information online, while 37 percent believe they already do enough.

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