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Evacuated hotel guests gather in a carpark in Wellington. [Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images]
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. Authorities in New Zealand have...
President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on...
This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, shows the HealthCare.gov 2017 website home page on a laptop in Washington. Health insurance costs will be on the rise again in 2017, just like they have been for several years now. Experts say we should get used to these annual rises, unless we’re ready to accept significant changes in how we consume health care. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
(AP) — Millions of Americans are finding out this month that the price of their health insurance is going up next year - as it did this year, last year, and most of the years before that. And it's not just that the price is going up, it's that it goes up faster than wages and inflation, eating away...
HONOLULU (AP) — Three Hawaiian Airlines baggage handlers are being investigated for theft after guns were reported stolen from the checked luggage of law enforcement officers. Maui police and federal agents arrested the airline employees Thursday. A 28-year old Wailuku man and a 52-year old Kihei...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a roundtable event, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Locher)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all of his occasional restraint, Donald Trump offered debate viewers a greatest-hits collection from his history of mangled facts, with some new ones thrown in. For all of her policy sobriety, Hillary Clinton was far from flawless. People who had somehow avoided the campaign...
In this March 9, 2016 file photo, the latest generation of SunPower solar panels are stacked in Positive Energy Solar's warehouse in Albuquerque, N.M. Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, America has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama’s presidency, slicing the nation’s output of polluting gases that are warming Earth. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
HANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth. As politicians...
In this July 4, 2015, file photo provided by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, G. Umi Kai uses a traditional Hawaiian hook to catch a fish at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. Kai supports a plan to expand the monument. The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand the national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.  [Keola Lindsey/Office of Hawaiian Affairs via AP]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama this past Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area. Obama's proclamation quadrupled in size a monument...
GENEVA (AP) -- Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health...
Abi Nesbitt, a UW-Eau Claire freshman from Mosinee, Wis., votes in her first primary election at UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016. (Photo: Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)
The revelations in the Panama Papers could add to the populist outrage in the U.S. presidential race by confirming many of the fears of Bernie Sanders supporters on the left and contributing to the distrust that drives people to Donald Trump on the right. So far, the 11.5 million leaked documents...
The coral on the South Pacific sea floor around Kiritimati (more commonly known as Christmas Island) looked like a boneyard in November - stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope. In April, color returned with fuzzy reds and browns, but that's not good news. Algae has overtaken the...

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