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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Updated at 4:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau. The nation's Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday. There are now 21 million Asians in the United States, with Hawaii as the nation's only majority Asian state. Sam Garrow, a Census Department demographer, said Asians have...

Updated at 4:12 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) " Two people who fell ill while working at the U.S. research station at the South Pole have been evacuated by a small plane that made the daring rescue flight in Antarctica's harsh winter. The National Science...

Updated at 4:09 AM

HAVANA (AP) " Colombia will move closer than ever to ending a half-century of bloodshed when its president joins leftist rebels Thursday in celebrating a cease-fire and disarmament agreement at a dignitary-studded signing ceremony in...

Updated at 3:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on House Democrats' protest demanding a vote on gun control legislation (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Lawmakers brought pillows and blankets to the House as the Democratic protest stretched toward...

Updated at 3:39 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) " Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from...

Updated at 3:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House and Senate Republicans sealed an agreement among themselves Wednesday night on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure drew immediate opposition from Democrats who signaled they would scuttle it...

Updated at 2:06 AM

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) " Former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda died on Wednesday in the United States as he was facing criminal charges in a bribery case. He was 61. Ashe...

Updated at 12:41 AM

HWASEONG, South Korea (AP) " Lee T.B. fled North Korea not because he suffered from dire poverty or persecution at home, as many other defectors have. He did it for mushrooms, and to fulfill his wife's dying wish. He has studied the fungi...

Updated at 12:10 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Libby Schaaf is a trained lawyer who left her legal career years ago for grassroots community service in Oakland that eventually led to her election as mayor of the long-troubled California city. Now, midway through...

Updated at 12:10 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Libby Schaaf is a trained lawyer who left her legal career years ago for grassroots community service in Oakland that eventually led to her election as mayor of the long-troubled California city. Now, midway through...

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