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TOKYO (AP) " The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning expenses expected to continue to increase, a government panel said Friday. The estimate raises the decommissioning part of the total costs to 8 trillion yen ($70 billion) from the current 2 trillion ($17.5 billion) because of surging labor and construction expenses. Panel officials said the numbers could still grow as experts...

Updated at 1:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. The world's largest beverage maker has been under pressure to grow as people around the...

Updated at 1:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" during a speech on Capitol Hill. Clinton addressed fake news during a speech for retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid at the Capitol Thursday. Clinton warned...

Updated at 1:49 PM

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) " Even a small bar of chocolate can trigger a big row in the Balkans. The president of Croatia has issued a public apology for handing out packages of sweets that included Serbia-made chocolate to children in...

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff. The Russian rocket accident and the...

Updated at 1:46 PM

A one-off election edition episode of "Will & Grace" may have sparked interest in a revival of the NBC series. The original cast reunited for a 10-minute episode released online in September that urged voters to back Hillary Clinton in the...

Updated at 1:45 PM

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) " The chief of the European Union's executive branch wants to streamline defense industries in member states to make them more efficient and less dependent on U.S. military protection. European Commission...

Updated at 1:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Tending to party politics, President-elect Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana on Friday ahead of the state's Senate runoff election, aiming to pad the Republican majority he will inherit. Trump was campaigning...

Updated at 1:28 PM

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) " Two explosions ripped through a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town Friday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 67, a survivor and an official said. The attack comes as Nigeria's government...

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VIENNA (AP) " For all those who don't speak German " and indeed for those who do " here is Austria's word of the year, adding to the challenges of reading and speaking the language. It's...

Updated at 1:02 PM

PARIS (AP) " Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris. "I heard a terrible squeak," the property agent recalled with a shudder. "I thought I'd stepped on...

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