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Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport

NEW YORK - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. | Video

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Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the "Star Wars" actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said. | Video

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Businesses back gay marriage, top U.S. court sets argument date

WASHINGTON - Big business rallied behind the gay marriage cause on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments for April 28 on the contentious social issue that promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of 2015.

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Exclusive: White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota, where much of the fuel originates. | Video

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Soft U.S. data hints at near-term hiccup in economic growth

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid last week rose to its highest level since May, but economists dismissed the increase as weather-related and said the jobs market remained solid.

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AbbVie boosts cancer drug pipeline with $21 billion Pharmacyclics deal

- AbbVie Inc is to buy Pharmacyclics Inc for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world's top-selling cancer drugs and expanding its reach in the profitable oncology field. | Video

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Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said.