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The crane came down shortly before 8:30 a.m., toppling onto the street and spanning more than the entire length of a city block, officials and witnesses said.

Syrian government and allied forces pressed their most dramatic advance in months Friday, sending insurgents scrambling and tens of thousands of civilians fleeing toward the border with Turkey.Anne Barnard
Pope Francis will make a surprise trip to Cuba on Feb. 12 for a historic meeting with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, marking the first meeting between a pope and the Russian patriarch since the eastern and western branches of Christianity split nearly 1,000 years ago.Elisabetta Povoledo
So far, only one Alaskan has been identified as having contracted Zika virus, and that was in 2007, according to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. Laurel Andrews
 President Obama’s budget request to Congress will include a new fee on oil companies, requiring them to pay $10 to the federal government for every barrel of oil they produce, the White House said.Coral Davenport
A new mathematical model from a team of UAF researchers calculates the volume of ice lost from Greenland's largest glaciers and the effects of those losses on the island's massive ice sheet.Yereth Rosen
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.Joan Lowy | Associated Press
Advertisers who are paying close to $5 million per 30-second spot to be part of Super Bowl 50 on CBS this Sunday know that their high-profile role in the event means they are going to be judged as much as the players and coaches on the field.Stephen Battaglio
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked action on a comprehensive energy bill that had drawn broad bipartisan support after lawmakers failed to agree on including a $600 million amendment to address the crisis over lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan.Coral Davenport
Paid $1,500 to $10,000 depending on the gig, life is good for professional Donald Trump impersonators. But if his campaign flames out, who will want to hire a fake Trump?Jessica Contrera