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Rescue workers using excavators continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. (AP Photo/Annie Ho) XWS103Associated Press

Taiwan earthquake investigators arrest developer of collapsed building (w/video)

TAINAN, Taiwan — The police have arrested the builder of a 17-story apartment complex that collapsed in a predawn earthquake Saturday here in southwestern Taiwan, the city government announced Tuesday afternoon. Lin Minghui, developer of the Wei-Guan Golden Dragon building, and two of his associates from the Wei-Gu …

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Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

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S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

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  1. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

    World

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, walks with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, to the chamber for the vote to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program and for what they say are flagrant violations of international law, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. [AP photo]
  2. Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    Nation

    HOUSTON — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.

    This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows John Feit. The former priest has been arrested in Arizona in the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen, Irene Garza. [Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP]
  3. Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

    Nation

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

  4. Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.

  5. Syrian opposition groups sense U.S. support fading

    World

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The United States and its allies have spent many millions of dollars backing Syrian opposition fighters they deem relatively moderate and secular, and civilian groups whose work on small businesses and local councils they billed as the cornerstone of Syria's future.