Trump's profanity may be debate fodder for rivals

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Donald Trump will face pressure at a debate with his Republican rivals on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality in South Carolina, where his frequent use of profanity has become an issue.

Russia casts doubt on Syria ceasefire deal as army gains ground 8:36am EST

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a ceasefire deal for Syria agreed by major powers was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by further Russian air strikes gained more ground against rebels near Aleppo.

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More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

BOGOTA More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

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Death toll at collapsed building in Taiwanese city reaches 114 as rescue efforts end

TAIPEI The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit.

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Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.

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Dijsselbloem rejects calls for looser banking rules

AMSTERDAM Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for banking union regulations to be loosened after weeks of falling bank shares, saying new European bail-in rules had caused investors to look "more critically" at risks born by banks.

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Late-day buying could be start of turnaround

NEW YORK As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end.




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Help wanted for Google's car project

Google's postings show it wants manufacturing expertise amid speculation it wants to build its own cars. Fred Katayama reports.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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