Standard and Poor's has lowered France's credit rating one notch from AA-plus to AA, citing the country's limited ability to get its public finances in order.
French officials called the downgrade unfair. Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault said France's rating remained one of the best in the world while Economy Minister Pierre Moscovici said the country's rating was among the top six in the EU.
From space, Typhoon Haiyan was almost beautiful. On the ground, it wasn't so pretty.
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Legazpi City residents stand along a sea wall, as high waves and strong winds hit.
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A woman walks in a fishing village in Bacoor. The good news is that Haiyan is now back out over water, a sign that the worst is over.
This satellite image, taken from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite, shows Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on Thursday.
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Those living near the slopes of Mayon volcano were evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the typhoon.
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Debris litters a road in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Philippines, after a storm surge brought about by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday. The storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, damaging power lines and blowing apart houses.
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Residents rush to safety past a fallen tree as strong winds from the typhoon hit Cebu City.
Meteorologists weren't holding back Friday after watching in amazement as Typhoon Haiyan roared over the Philippines with pounding rain and top sustained winds approaching 200 mph as it neared the coast.
Despite all the problems with HealthCare.gov, a few dozen Alaskans have managed to enroll in a health plan through the marketplace. Lara Imler is one of them.
Imler, a 37-year-old hair stylist in Anchorage, ditched her office job as an accountant in 2004. She says she loves making people feel better about themselves and is a lot happier cutting hair than she was sitting in front of a computer. But she does miss one big thing about her old job: "I had health insurance, and it was wonderful."
Ten days after a court verdict found a man guilty of sexual assault, two of his victims — his 14- and 15-year-old nieces — stepped into a StoryCorps booth.
"He was a police officer," the older sister said. "This big SWAT man with all the badges and the uniforms, and he couldn't keep his hands to himself. He sexually assaulted me when no one was around. I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood. A prisoner — dead. And I didn't say a word to anybody for seven years."
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