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Germany's Angela Merkel again tops Forbes most powerful women list


NEW YORK - German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fifth consecutive year, edging past U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who came in second in the 2015 annual ranking. | Video

World, People 2:00pm EDT

Few easy words to be had as U.S. Spelling Bee begins


OXON HILL, Md. - Youthful contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee reacted with a combination of shock and awe to some of the words they were assigned as the annual competition began on Wednesday.

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Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal heads for mediation


ATLANTA - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement.

1:41pm EDT

Cold case: scientists encounter prehistoric murder mystery


WASHINGTON - This 430,000-year-old case may be the world's oldest murder mystery.

2:51pm EDT

Germany no closer to legalizing same-sex marriages


BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreed on Wednesday to make small changes to same-sex civil partnership rules but staunch opposition from conservatives in her party means Germany will not follow Ireland in allowing gay marriages any time soon.

10:50am EDT

Emoji, meme, photobomb, twerk among new Merriam-Webster words

- FWIW, new words have been added to the dictionary.

3:22pm EDT

Five espressos a day? EU food agency says stop there


LONDON - Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine.

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Wisconsin bill would approve blaze pink wear for hunting

- Pink could become the new orange in Wisconsin under a proposed change to state law that would allow hunters to wear blaze pink in the woods in a bid to draw more women into the sport.

2:49pm EDT

For London's fashion start-ups, it's being social that counts


LONDON - When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.

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Irish gay marriage vote 'defeat for humanity', Vatican official says


VATICAN CITY - The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 4:03am EDT