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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is doing everything in its power to rescue a 26-year-old woman held by the Islamic State. Obama says in an NBC interview that he's watched videos of hostages being beheaded. He says, "I think it would affect anybody who has an ounce of humanity." The American woman was captured last year in Syria while working for aid groups. U.S. officials have asked that she not be identified out of fears for her safety.
SEATTLE (AP) — New Englanders are celebrating and Seattle has been left stunned. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl, beating the Seahawks 28-24 Sunday. Seattle fans were ready to celebrate a second straight win for the Seahawks until a late interception preserved New England's victory. One Seahawks fan watching the game on a large TV screen near Century Link Field says, "This hurts."
PARIS (AP) — The former leader of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is going on trial Monday for sex charges in France. Strauss-Kahn is accused of being involved in a prostitution ring operating out of luxury hotels. Strauss-Kahn was forced to resign from the IMF in 2011 after being charged in New York City with trying to rape a maid in a luxury hotel. Prosecutors dropped the case three months later.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says its country has a "serious problem" with disappearances and lacks a comprehensive national list of the missing to effectively deal with the problem. Commission chairman Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez will ask a UN committee on Monday to make several recommendations to Mexico's government on the issue. The latest official figures show that there are 23,271 people missing or not located in Mexico.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. Researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about seven in 10 toddler dinners contained too much salt. And there was extra sugar in most cereal bars, breakfast pastries and snacks for infants and toddlers.
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