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N. Korea says rocket launch could happen as early as Sunday

By Park Chan-Kyong Seoul (AFP) – North Korea’s widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday — a copy of which was released by the South Korean government — said the launch would now take place between February 7-14 Continue reading

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology. Continue reading

Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped

By WALLY SANTANA TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside. Firefighters scrambled to the sites with ladders, cranes and other equipment and pulled survivors from the buildings that were lying on one side of the road in the southern city of Tainan, footage from local TV broadcasters showed. Continue reading

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The announcement signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the U.S Continue reading

Taiwan quake fells 17-story building, 123 rescued so far

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the 6.4 magnitude tremor, which struck before dawn. Continue reading

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service’s market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year. LinkedIn shares plunged almost 44 percent on Friday, a day after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter, but warned that revenue would fall short of what most analysts were projecting for 2016 Continue reading

Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. Continue reading

New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. Continue reading

Progressive candidates make progress on defining progressivism

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After criticism, Brazil transferring Zika samples to US

By RAPHAEL SATTER and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Brazilian officials say they’re sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the United States, a move which follows complaints that the country was hoarding disease data and biological material. The announcement came hours after The Associated Press revealed that international health officials were frustrated at Brazil’s refusal to share enough viral samples and other information to answer the most worrying question about the outbreak: Whether the disease is truly causing a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads. U.S Continue reading