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  • Spicy peanut noodle comfort for New Year's Eve

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Let's be honest about New Year's Eve. Once you've reached a certain age, celebrating stops being about partying and starts being all about hunkering down with a movie and comfort food on the couch. There is no shame in admitting this. After all, most of us spend most of the year...

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

  • Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said roles in the armed forces "should be determined by ability and not...

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police searched Friday for possible explosives at the Madrid headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance. No one was injured in the early-morning incident and National Police spokesman Antonio Nevado...

  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. Spokesman Pawel Sawicki told The Associated Press on Friday that 1,800 suitcases have been placed...

  • In spite of Asia advance, European stocks steady

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — European markets were largely subdued Friday, a day after a big rally in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. KEEPING SCORE: In...

  • Belarus slaps 30 percent fee at currency exchanges

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has imposed a 30 percent fee on currency exchange transactions in an effort to contain panic that has spilled over from neighboring Russia. The Belarusian National Bank announced Friday that it was mandating the fee for both businesses and individuals...

  • Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said. Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province shot...

  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. "We have reasons to be cautiously...

  • China arrests US aid work in N. Korean border town

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the...

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