February 13, 2016

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More than 100 people remain missing after Taiwan earthquake

TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris in Read More…

North Korea’s newest satellite passed over Super Bowl site

TOKYO — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Read More…

U.N. Security Council decries North Korea rocket launch

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead Read More…

Reborn Maine city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

LEWISTON, Maine — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation’s whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig’s head rolled into the local mosque. Fifteen years later, the Somali newcomers are solid members of the community, as evidenced Read More…

After years underground, tattoos joining Cuban mainstream

HAVANA — Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez’s arm. “That’s really good,” the 21-year-old art student says, and Coca presses his electric needle to her forearm. She winces as the needle buzzes across her Read More…

Battle over Colorado tax limits could affect future growth

DENVER — By 2030, Colorado’s population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state’s famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. Read More…

Chipotle opening after lunch today as workers address food handling issues

NEW YORK — Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain’s recent food safety scares. The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, which is after the typical lunch Read More…

Unemployment rate hits eight-year low, but growth slows in latest jobs report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008. Friday’s Labor Department report showed that Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fireworks fly in first one-on-one Democratic debate Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America’s Read More…

UN panel says Assange detained arbitrarily and should be freed

GENEVA — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be freed immediately and compensated for the years he has lost. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which falls under the offices of the U.N. human rights Read More…