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Teva looks close to buying unit of Allergan

Teva Pharmaceuticals is in advanced talks to buy the generic drug division of Allergan for about $45 billion, the New York Times reported. A deal could be announced as soon as Monday, though talks are ongoing and may still fall apart. Should an agreement be reached, it would be the latest huge deal in a wave of mergers within the health care industry.


State cops arrest 2 drunken drivers in 1 stop

One traffic stop netted two drunken-driving arrests in Vermont after police say a back seat passenger jumped in the driver's seat. State police say they stopped a car early Sunday on Interstate 91 in Rockingham after it was clocked doing 106 mph. Authorities say they got the driver out of the car before a passenger took his place behind the wheel and put the car in gear.


Firefighters make progress in Glacier

Evacuation levels in Montana's Glacier National Park are being downgraded as the weather improves and more firefighters arrive to battle the blaze. Some 570 firefighters are battling the blaze, now estimated at about 5 square miles. The fire was 20 percent contained late Sunday. There were about 450 firefighters on Saturday night, including four Hotshot crews, seven helicopters and 21 fire engines. Glacier National Park is still encouraging people to come and visit, even with the closure of 21 miles of Going-to-the-Sun Road.


Putin OK calls for strong Atlantic presence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country's maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion. The doctrine, which covers naval, merchant marine and scientific maritime issues, also adds the Antarctic as a region of strategic interest. The new doctrine states that NATO is pursuing "unacceptable" plans to move military infrastructure to Russia's borders.

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