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There is currently a shortage of eggs throughout Venezuela, with people waiting in line for at least an hour to buy them. The IMF said inflation would more than double in the economically struggling South American country in 2016. (Associated Press)

Crumbling economy in Venezuela puts Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime in peril

The late Hugo Chavez kept his “Bolivarian Revolution” alive by picking fights — mostly with the United States and Venezuela’s traditional elites — while sailing on a sea of oil. But with energy prices plummeting and the economy cratering, Venezuelans aren’t buying the old formula anymore under Chavez’s handpicked successor.

In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea says Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

- Associated Press

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch was a “dangerous declaration of war.”

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Online TV binge-watching, timely streaming on the line

- Associated Press

Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season.

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FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, the Times Square military recruiting station displays insignia for each military branch in New York. Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office around the country will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of doing. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

- Associated Press

Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.

Budget patches have Kansas lawmakers seeing broader problems

- Associated Press

As Kansas legislators prepare to close a deficit largely with budget juggling, a growing number are seeing broad problems with how the state has managed its finances under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

A German policeman inspects the area around the international security conference with a sniffer dog in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign and defense policy leaders, opens Friday and lasts until Sunday. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

- Associated Press

Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.

Things to know about Obama's summit with SE Asian leaders

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited - neighboring power China - will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes.

In this Feb. 5, 2016 photo, Tom Pruett, manager of Big Vac Inc., holds a cat as he talks about the return of the Lunar New Year celebration and a planned revitalization of the Lincoln District that he hopes will attract more customers to his family's business, in Tacoma, Wash. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)

New Year dawns in Tacoma's Lincoln District

- Associated Press

A roast pig rests on a table in the middle of Xuan Phan's Lincoln District restaurant. It is surrounded by roast chickens, fruit, rice, money, flower buds and other items.

Friday's Sports in Brief

- Associated Press

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

Elder abuse: It could be your mom, dad, friend

- Associated Press

An elderly woman with dementia in a Lake Oswego assisted-living facility had no idea her only living relative, a niece in Seaside, was stealing $350,000 from her.

The Coming Revitalization of Colfax Avenue in Aurora

- Associated Press

Anyone who has spent any time in Colorado can crack a quick joke about the folks who "work" on Colfax - whether it's the lawmakers at the intersection with Broadway or the seedier denizens on the eastern and western stretches.

Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia

- Associated Press

A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China.

Former UW-Oshkosh student helps refugees in Greece

- Associated Press

It's dawn as Andrew Frania awakes to the four bare walls of his room in a wing of a nursing home. He turns his socks inside out and grabs his hiking shoes, still wet from the day before.