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AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, more

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, right, makes a point as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the claims in the latest Democratic presidential debate and how they compare with the facts:


The Latest: Clinton says white communities need support too

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, pauses as Hillary Rodham Clinton watches during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):


Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night's Democratic debate, with Clinton accusing her rival of making promises "that cannot be kept."


South Korea: North responsible for consequences from Kaesong shutdownSouth Korea said on Friday that North Korea would be held responsible for any consequences after the North kicked out South Korean workers and froze the assets of companies at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex. South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo told a news conference that North Korea's action to freeze the assets was "illegal" and warned the North not to do anything to damage the property of South Korean companies.Clinton in debate says Sanders' healthcare promises 'cannot be kept'

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeBy John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused rival Bernie Sanders in a debate on Thursday of misleading Americans about the costs and viability of his healthcare plan, saying he was making promises "that cannot be kept." Clinton moved aggressively against Sanders early in their sixth presidential debate, saying Sanders' proposal for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all healthcare plan would mean dismantling Obamacare and triggering another intense political struggle. "You need to level with people about what they will have at the end of the process you are proposing," Clinton said. "That's a promise that cannot be kept." Sanders said he would not dismantle the healthcare plan known as Obamacare and was simply moving to provide what most industrialized countries have - universal healthcare.


Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in MunichBy John Irish and Warren Strobel MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing. Following a marathon meeting in Munich aimed at resurrecting peace talks that collapsed last week, the powers, including the United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations, reaffirmed their commitment to a political transition when conditions on the ground improved. At a news conference, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the Munich meeting produced commitments on paper only.


Arkansas judge is charged in death of son left in hot carLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge was arrested Thursday on a complaint of negligent homicide after the death of his son who was left in the back seat of a hot car last summer.Tokyo stocks plunge more than 5% by break

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange plunged 5.34%, or 838.74 points, to 14,874.65 at the lunch break, as a stronger yen hammered exportersTokyo stocks dived more than five percent on Friday morning, playing catch-up with a global sell-off after a one-day holiday amid deepening worries about the world economy.


Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote

This photo taken Feb. 5, 2016, shows election posters of Prime Minister Enda Kenny, top, and Fianna Fail party leader Micheal Martin competing for space on a Merrion Square lamp post in Dublin, Ireland. Kenny hopes to keep his Fine Gael party in power following Ireland’s Feb. 26 election, but Martin’s opposition Fianna Fail, `Soldiers of Destiny’’ in Gaelic, has formed most governments since the 1930's. The party’s election slogan 'Eire do chach’ means 'Ireland for all.’(AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik)DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election.


Cosby cases prompt Colorado bill extending time for charges

Beth Ferrier, one of two Denver women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by comic Bill Cosby, heads to a hearing room after a news conference Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in the State Capitol in Denver. Attorney Gloria Allred and the two Denver women were on hand to testify before a House committee on whether to permit rape victims to seek criminal charges against offenders beyond the state's 10-year statute of limitations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A Colorado House committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill prompted by claims against Bill Cosby that would double a 10-year statute of limitations for seeking charges in sexual assault cases.


Lawyers spar over whether girl was abducted or fled with man

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Isidro Garcia talks with his attorney Charles Frisco as he appears on video during his arraignment at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia stands trial on charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd acts on a child, in an Orange County courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Ken Steinhardt/The Orange County Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITFULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said on Thursday that a California man was eying his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter before he helped bring the girl up from Mexico, raped her, abducted her from the family's home and forced her to live with him under a false name for a decade.


Mitchell's 22 lead No. 2 South Carolina to 86-71 win

Florida guard Simone Westbrook (20) drives to the hoop defended by South Carolina forward Jatarie White, left, and South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.


With Dombrowski in Boston, trades with Cashman could slow

In a photo provided by the New York Yankees, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, left, and Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski appear at a fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. Dombrowski doesn't expect to be making a lot of trades with Cashman. During Dombrowski's 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit's GM, the pair made several notable swaps. (New York Yankees via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn't expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.


The Latest: Mayor hopes verdict in cop's case brings closure

Police officer Peter Liang reacts as the verdict is read during his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):


Transparency debate follows vote by California coastal panelLOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency that decides what gets built and where along the California coast is facing questions about transparency after it pushed out its top executive in a closed-door vote and without a clear explanation of why the change was being made.Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope

File- This photo taken Jan. 22, 2016, shows Thirty Meter Telescope Executive Director Ed Stone talking to reporters in Honolulu after participating in a Chamber of Commerce Hawaii panel on the future of Mauna Kea. A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii.


Oregon standoff ends after 41 days with dramatic surrender

A sign thanking the FBI hangs in Burns, OregonBy Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide in a dramatic final phone call with mediators before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff. David Fry, 27, stayed behind for more than an hour and told supporters by phone he had not agreed with the other three to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.


Mission incomplete: Rajan's overhaul of India's central bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan listens to a question during a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review in MumbaiBy Suvashree Choudhury and Neha Dasgupta MUMBAI (Reuters) - In a video conference in mid-2014, Indian central bank governor Raghuram Rajan told employees that he wanted to hire talented external candidates and improve the quality of research at the 81-year-old central bank. The proposals, described to Reuters by three officials who heard Rajan speak, would hardly seem out of place in any major institution on the planet. "(The) entire process is being hurried up," a protest letter written United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees, the central bank’s staff union, read, according to a copy seen by Reuters at the time.


Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a weekMUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.


Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland ColiseumOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season — and possibly beyond.Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

South Korean Army soldiers move barricades to close the road at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals.


Lamar Odom makes appearance at Kanye West fashion show

Lamar Odom, second left, hugs Kylie Jenner as Caitlyn Jenner, left, Khloe Kardashian Odom, center, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, North West and Kourtney Kardashian (both out of spotlight) attend the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for Kanye West's latest album, "The Life of Pablo," Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday.


The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection.


The Latest: Teen who killed family ordered to treatmentALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on the case of a teen charged with killing his parents and three siblings in New Mexico (all times local):Kobe's last, Toronto's 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he walks off of the court after an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The final NBA All-Star Game for Bryant and the first to be staged outside the U.S. is in Toronto, the city that staged the first NBA game 70 years ago and is so enthusiastic for basketball now that it could no longer be ignored no matter what the thermometer says. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)TORONTO (AP) — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful.


Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

FILE - This Dec. 17, 2015 file photo provided by Earthworks shows an overhead aerial view of the relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. The utility says it has stopped the natural gas leak near Los Angeles after nearly 4 months. (Pete Dronkers/Earthworks via AP,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said.


GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

FILE- In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., center, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two of Indiana's top GOP lawmakers said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, that they were surprised to learn Young may have failed to meet a state ballot requirement in his U.S. Senate campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."


Leicester won't be fazed by title spotlight, says Vardy

Leicester City's striker Jamie Vardy (C) runs during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on February 6, 2016Jamie Vardy is adamant Leicester City remain unfazed by the mounting pressure of the Premier League title race as the shock leaders prepare for a summit meeting with Arsenal on Sunday. For the first time this season, Claudio Ranieri's side find themselves the bookmakers' favourites to be crowned champions after their fairytale rise reached a new high with last weekend's stunning 3-1 win at title rivals Manchester City. The Foxes sit five points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and third-placed Arsenal with just 13 games remaining and the previously unthinkable prospect of the unfashionable outfit winning a first ever top-flight title is now a genuine possibility.


NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojisTORONTO (AP) — Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter — using emojis.CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

CIA director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to America and its allies, in Washington, DC on February 9, 2016CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported Thursday. "We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan told CBS News, which released excerpts of an interview to air in full on the "60 Minutes" news program on Sunday. The network added that he told "60 Minutes" the CIA believes that the IS group has the ability to make small amounts of mustard or chlorine gas for weapons.


Syrian opposition says must see peace plan in action before political talksMUNICH (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group welcomed a plan agreed by major powers including Russia on Thursday to reach a truce in the war-torn country within a week and facilitate humanitarian aid reaching besieged Syrians, Salim al-Muslat told reporters. He cautioned, however, that the agreement must have shown effects before his group would join political talks with government representatives in Switzerland. "If we see action and implementation, we will see you very soon in Geneva," al-Muslat said. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Sandra Maler)Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill

Victims of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee camp receive treatment, at a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.


Couple charged with anti-fur campaign pleads to conspiracySAN DIEGO (AP) — Two anti-fur activists charged with waging a cross-country vandalism campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges in San Diego.Russia's Lavrov: Cessation of Syria hostilities 'difficult'MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday following an international meeting on the Syria crisis that peace talks should resume in Geneva as soon as possible, and that all opposition groups should participate. Speaking after marathon talks that included more than a dozen other countries, Lavrov also said that halting hostilities in Syria would be a difficult task. (Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writinb by Eric Walsh)Fargo officer just 2nd killed in line of duty

This undated photo released by Fargo Police Department shows Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was shot amid a standoff in Fargo, N.D. with a domestic violence suspect, police in North Dakota said early Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016. Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said. (Fargo Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police officer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier, becoming just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century.


Kerry says 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria agreedU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that an international meeting on the Syria crisis had agreed to implement a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria and to immediately expand delivery of humanitarian aid. Kerry, speaking after marathon talks that included Russia and more than a dozen other countries, said that all nations involved in the talks agreed that Syrian peace negotiations should resume in Geneva as soon as possible. Kerry, flanked by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura, acknowledged that the Munich meeting produced commitments on paper only.Last four holdouts in Oregon standoff surrenderThe last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered to authorities Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead. Jeff Banta, 46, of Nevada, Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandra, 48, of Idaho, walked out of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shortly after 9:30 am. About 90 minutes later, the last protester, David Fry, followed suit, but only after vowing "liberty or death" and having threatened to commit suicide.Global stock markets plunge on Fed gloom

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 11, 2016New York (AFP) - A fierce sell-off gripped world markets Thursday after a warning by US Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen over the global economy, while oil fell close to 13-year lows.


Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother's home cuts accessPOINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said.Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive him

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Dante Soiu, an Ohio man charged with stalking Paltrow by sending her dozens of messages and unsolicited gifts between 2009 and 2015, testified in his own defense about the correspondence at his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner.


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