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Updated at 9:14 AM

BURNS, Ore. (AP) " The small, armed group occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon has said repeatedly that local people should control federal lands " a sentiment that frustrates critics who say the lands are already managed to help everyone from ranchers to recreationalists.

Updated at 9:14 AM

ZURICH (AP) " The FIFA ethics committee has extended the ban on Jerome Valcke for another 45 days while it processes a case against him.

Updated at 9:11 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Pope Francis says restless hearts these days are seeking sure answers to life's questions but don't find them.

Updated at 9:00 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China sees North Korea's claim to have conducted its first hydrogen bomb test as yet another act of defiance, and will likely retaliate by joining tougher United Nations sanctions and could possibly even impose its own trade...

Updated at 8:55 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as this year's recipient of a prestigious international award, with organizers lauding her "great moral leadership" in Germany and pivotal role in tackling the crises...

Updated at 8:52 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Updated at 8:38 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) " Oscar Ray Bolin was first found guilty of murdering three women nearly 30 years ago. In the decades since, every one of the verdicts delivered by juries in three separate trials was reversed at least twice by appeals courts,...

Updated at 8:02 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) " After a year when a church massacre and catastrophic flooding put her in the spotlight, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will get further national exposure when she gives the Republican response to the State of the Union address.

Updated at 7:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama's plan to strengthen controls on guns in the U.S. is meeting swift resistance from gun rights groups, Republicans and even a few Democrats who say it's up to Congress to enact new policies on firearms. Yet...

Updated at 7:43 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " The top executive of the Volkswagen brand worldwide says he's optimistic that U.S. environmental regulators will approve fixes within the coming weeks or months for diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests.

Updated at 7:37 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Police say they're checking a suspicious object found during a routine security check at the entrance to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.

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