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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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BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame

NEW YORK - A BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil derailed and caught fire on Thursday afternoon in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, according to local officials and the company.

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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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Cardinal Edward Egan, former New York archbishop, dies at 82

NEW YORK - Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who won praise for his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks but was criticized for his handling of a clergy sex abuse scandal, died on Thursday at age 82.

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Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. | Video

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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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State Department reviewing if Hillary Clinton's emails broke rules: Washington Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department has begun a review of whether Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was secretary of state violated policies aimed at protecting sensitive information, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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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.