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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters and dodged flying debris Tuesday as a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines, killing at least 16 people and sending waves as tall as palm trees crashing over seawalls.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not because they might have crossed the border from Iraq.
LAUREL, Ind. (AP) — Five people were found dead Sunday at two homes in rural southeastern Indiana, and authorities warned residents to be careful because it wasn't immediately clear whether there was one or more suspects on the loose.
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FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI issued a strong call for spiritual renewal among Germans, as he wrapped up a visit to his homeland in which he addressed parliament and met with victims of clerical abuse.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is on the road selling his jobs plan — and his re-election hopes — to plugged-in networkers in Silicon Valley and around the country.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The risky effort to contain the nation’s worst oil spill hit a snag Wednesday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Truk Lagoon (now known as Chuuk) is a volcanic atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. Today it is one of the world's most fascinating destinations for scuba diving.
Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is not your typical vacation, but a pilgrimage across Spain with several points of origin all over Europe. It has been an important Christian pilgrimage for more than 1,000 years.
It's been more than a year since Champaign-Urbana native Tara Alan and her partner, Tyler Kellen, embarked on a bicycling adventure across Europe and Asia. They're still cycling their way toward Malaysia while documenting their experiences on their website, http://www.goingslowly.com.
Covering 800,000 acres, Big Bend National Park in Texas is a big, "crown jewel" of the national park system. However, it receives only about 350,000 visitors a year. Yellowstone and Yosemite get 10 times as many apiece, and the Great Smoky Mountains 25 times more than Big Bend.