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Updated at 11:58 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four people were pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known to be buried, but he didn't say if they were dead or alive. The Indonesian government declared a...

Updated at 11:55 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing its people to the health risks of passive smoking. The European Union's...

Updated at 11:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's "Today" show. The magazine's managing editor,...

Updated at 11:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that he'll be named Time magazine's person of the year. He tweeted moments before the expected announcement on...

Updated at 11:27 AM

DETROIT (AP) " A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots. The federal judge...

Updated at 11:18 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged...

Updated at 11:11 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) " A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard. Jasen Dixon says someone...

Updated at 9:54 AM

ROME (AP) " Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris." Bertolucci says the only novelty sprung on actress Maria Schneider was the butter " not the simulated...

Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Republicans say that won't happen because they are...

Updated at 9:51 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. Such tests could have...

Updated at 9:47 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EARTHQUAKE ROCKS INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE The 6.5-magnitude temblor kills at least 97 people and sparks a frantic rescue...

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