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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers from Manhattan are proposing a statewide ban on the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag and a fee on paper bags.

Sens. Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman said Monday that their legislation is meant to encourage the

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LONDON (AP) — Five people have died of injuries from an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in the central England city of Leicester, police said Monday.

A search and rescue operation continued for other possible victims of the Sunday night

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed again on Monday as markets around the world continue to claw back from their sharp tumble last month.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has regained nearly two thirds of its 10.2 percent loss since setting its record a month

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, failing to rebound from a weather-related drop in December.

The Commerce Department says last month's sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000,

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LONDON (AP) — Police say five people have died in an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in Leicester, a city in central England.

Officials said Monday that another five people were treated at a local hospital and more people may be missing. A

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NEW YORK (AP) — Expect some laughs, and more serious talk, at this year's adult author breakfast at BookExpo.

Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Monday that "Daily Show" host and best-selling memoir writer Trevor Noah will be a

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research.

Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl

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LONDON (AP) — A London man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for terrorism offenses after an investigation that started with a complaint about a Facebook message.

Mohammed Kamal Hussain was sentenced in Kingston Crown Court Monday after being found

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Frightened students are staying away from the school in northern Nigeria where Boko Haram extremists seized 110 girls in a raid a week ago.

The Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi in Yobe state had been closed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a man sentenced to death for killing an Alabama police officer but who lawyers say now can't remember the 1985 murder.

The court agreed Monday to hear arguments in the case of Vernon Madison

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