Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow

ATLANTA - Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday.

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STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday.

Twitter names Jack Dorsey permanent CEO

- Twitter Inc named co-founder and interim Chief Executive Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO, ending months of speculation about who would take the reins at the company.

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Oregon town residents seek solace in church after college massacre

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Grieving residents of an Oregon town reeling from a burst of gun violence that left 10 people dead sought solace in church services on Sunday, still bewildered by the massacre and disturbing details coming to light.

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South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.

Residents say Afghan forces regain most of Kunduz, some shops reopen

KABUL - Police and residents said on Monday that Afghan forces had regained control of most of the besieged city of Kunduz, and some shops in the center of the provincial capital opened for the first time since it fell to Taliban fighters a week ago. | Video

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Weapons common on Oregon college campus despite 'gun-free zone'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When a gunman killed eight students and a teacher at an Oregon college last week, he also revived a debate on the need to change firearm laws and whether the school's "gun-free zone" policy only made easier for him.


Gulf Arabs wrest strategic Yemen island from Iran-allied group

PERIM ISLAND, YEMEN - Perim Island may be a small lump of windswept volcanic rock at the entrance to the Red Sea but its capture by Gulf Arab forces from Houthi fighters was a welcome victory for Yemen's government and its allies.