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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the multi-brand automotive group “urgently” needs higher profit to help fund future expansion, according to Reuters.

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.

NEW YORK — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — More than 50 businesses will take part in a career expo Wednesday in Ringgold.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

ATLANTA — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

ATLANTA — The Republican primary runoff for state school superintendent proved too close to call Tuesday night.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers.

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.

The retirement of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was partially settled with Tuesday's primary runoff election.

ATLANTA — Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent.

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

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