Man charged with slapping toddler now out of a job

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.

Team braves wet, cold retracing Shackleton's steps

NICK PERRY,Associated Press

Syrian rebels capture country's largest dam

BARBARA SURK,Associated Press

French take back Mali town as bomber attacks Gao

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Armstrong sued for $12 million bonus

JIM VERTUNO,AP Sports Writer

16 sick in 5 states; linked to ground beef recall

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef.

Around the Big Ten: Michigan gets $1.25 million grant for conservation librarian

News from the universities and cities of the Big Ten:

Algeria scours Sahara for 5 missing foreigners

AOMAR OUALI,Associated Press

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President Obama's second inaugural address

Updated: Here is the text of President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, as delivered, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Transcript provided by the White House. (Here is audio of the entire ceremony.

In Mexico, self-defense squads battle violence

MARK STEVENSON,Associated Press