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World soccer rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

ZURICH/NEW YORK - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven powerful soccer figures were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups. | Video

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Republican Rick Santorum to enter 2016 White House race: ABC News

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Christian conservative, will announce on Wednesday that he will make another run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 after a failed attempt in 2012, according to ABC News.

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Etihad Airways says it will add $6.2 billion to U.S. economy by 2020

DUBAI - Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airway's contribution to the U.S. economy will almost double to $6.2 billion by 2020, it said on Wednesday, in an apparent counter to allegations that government subsidies gave it an unfair edge over competition.

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U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program

SEOUL - The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.

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Undeterred by arrests, soccer boss Blatter plots another great escape

ZURICH - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a master of getting out from tight corners and his federation's initial reaction to Wednesday's extraordinary events in Zurich suggested he has every intention of pulling off another great escape.

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Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

CAIRO - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen.

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Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge

- A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue.

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Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

LONDON - With its two biggest victories in nearly a year in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State has energized its fighters, littered the streets of two cities with the bodies of its enemies and forced Washington to re-examine its strategy.