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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage at the latest threat purportedly by Islamic State militants to kill a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the man and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll says most Americans would want Congress to restore federal subsidies for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of that aid.
A fired-up Serena Williams shot down last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova on Wednesday to set up an all-American Australian Open semi-final with teenager Madison Keys, who brought sister Venus' dream run to a grinding halt. Unlike her earlier sluggish matches, Serena was in the zone from the off against the dangerous Slovak, a steely look in her eyes as she walked onto Rod Laver Arena soon after Venus lost to Keys. Long-time rival Maria Sharapova made the last four on Tuesday and will face fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova. The unseeded Keys, 19, is the tournament surprise package, battling hard to beat a resurgent Venus 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and end any chance of the sisters meeting in a Grand Slam semi for the first time since Wimbledon 2000.