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WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Saudi King Abdullah has prompted a change of plans for President Barack Obama, who will cut short his three-day trip to India and go to Saudi Arabia to pay respects. Obama will skip plans to travel to the Taj Mahal, the white marble monument of love. However, the more substantive portions of the trip appear intact. He's scheduled to arrive tomorrow for meetings with the prime minister and festivities marking the day in 1950 that India's constitution came into force.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Regional police say 10 people have been killed by rebel rockets that struck a residential area in the strategically important coastal city of Mariupol (mah-ROO'-pahl). Heavy fighting in the region in the autumn raised fears that Russian-backed separatist forces would try to establish a land link between Russia and Crimea.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Four more bodies have been recovered in the search area for the crashed AirAsia jetliner but attempts to rails the fuselage fell short today. Indonesian rescuers had managed to lift the fuselage near the surface before it sank to the bottom of the Java Sea again when the lifting balloons deflated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy advocates say it's a good start but not a solution. They're referring to the Obama administration's scaling back the release of personal information from HealthCare.gov. The action came after The Associated Press reported that such details as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several major Northeast cities are catching wintry weather. A fast-moving coastal storm is bringing a mix of sleet, rain and snow to areas along the busy Interstate 95 corridor. The mix is more wintry from Philadelphia north, with several inches of snow possible in parts of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
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