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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

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Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.

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Iran arrest 4 over acid attack

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.

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Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.

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Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

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Sears looks to raise more cash via rights offering

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.

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Police: Chicago woman killed by stray bullet

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.

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Bodies of 7 women found in northwest Indiana

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to least three other bodies, authorities said Monday.

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City to address violence near NH pumpkin fest

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in Keene have scheduled a news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend.

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13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.

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Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.

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Electrolux buoyed by US growth

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.

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At Associated Sewer & Plumbing Service of Hammond, Indiana, we provide the services necessary for commercial and residential customers to maintain all their plumbing in homes and commercial buildings operating at peak efficiency.

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IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.

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European markets fail to pick up Asia's baton

Global stock markets remained volatile Monday as European indexes failed to pick up Asia's baton and posted more big falls. Wall Street was also poised for further selling at the open following an end-of-week rally.

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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficul…

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Feds: Woman who disappeared with Gary biker gang leader dead

Feds: Woman who disappeared with Gary biker gang leader dead

A Crown Point woman who disappeared with the leader of the Outlaws motorcycle gang when he went on the run from the law 17 years ago died fleeing authorities who captured him last week, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service said early Monday.

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Iraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbala

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say three car bombings in the revered Shiite shrine city of Karbala have killed at least 16 people.

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Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

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Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.

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HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.

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Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.

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Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions about a deal.

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Waukegan teachers strike goes into 3rd week

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A teachers strike in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan continues into a third week.

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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

NEW YORK (AP) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

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