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Earth's twin? NASA telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet outside our solar system

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Accidental car thief: Woman moves stranger's vehicle; key fit 2 different cars in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Brooklyn woman says her mother accidentally moved a stranger's car with a key that fit two vehicles.

Man fined $525 for refilling drink at South Carolina hospital without paying 89 cents

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.

Chief prosecutor undermines defence expert at Oscar Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - An expert witness for the defence at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a prosecutor who accused him of slipshod analysis and fuzzy explanations.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian Nobel literary laureate, has died at 87

MEXICO CITY - A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.

UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade.

VIENNA - Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

Nigerian principal denies military claim that 115 students kidnapped by extremists are free

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

Facebook launches location-sharing feature 'Nearby Friends' with lots of precautions

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Mid-cap stock fund managers are no longer feeling the middle-child syndrome as dollars flow

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Maybe the middle child really should be the favourite.

Police: Man throws firework, injures fans during Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Police say several people suffered minor injuries when a fan threw a firework onto a walkway at the San Francisco Giants ballpark during the Dodgers-Giants game.

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