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  • Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts

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    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years. Prime Minister Jose Maria das Neves said in a statement posted on the government website Sunday the eruption was on Fogo, one of the...

  • Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The decision, which set off a stormy debate that could bring down Prime...

  • Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday. Staying in office beyond that would be "detrimental for the...

  • SD group sponsoring farming training for veterans

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    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and their families is sponsoring scholarships for a farmer and rancher training program. The Farmer Veteran Coalition is offering the financial assistance for the 10-session training program that will take place...

  • No. 1 Florida State faces another test in Florida

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State is not as dominant as the 2013 Seminoles that swarmed opponents en route to a national championship. Ten games have proven the 2014 roster is unlikely to mimic that record-breaking level of play, but these 'Noles have pushed through new...

  • Brother: Mental illness factor in deaths of family

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When relatives came into the home where five members of one Utah family were found dead in September, it looked like they'd been preparing for a long trip, leaving bowls out with extra food for their cats. Family members found something else in 14-year-old...

  • Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. The report quoted Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, as saying a judge released her daughter on nearly $30,000 bail ahead of an appeal....

  • Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists

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    QOM, Iran (AP) — Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria. Shiite-majority Iran has been helping Iraqi,...

  • VA cancels contract with St. Cloud wind turbine

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated the contract for a wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. The turbine has sat idle since it was erected in 2011. On Friday, the VA said it was terminating an agreement with the lead contractor on the...

  • Students from Missouri named as Rhodes Scholar

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    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named Sunday as one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars. The prestigious award won by Anisha Gururaj, of Chesterfield, provides her with a scholarship to study at Oxford University in...

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