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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:55:00 EDT
For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended - and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:54:00 EDT
Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead
Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Rally slated over Indiana law some say allows discrimination
Organizers expect a large turnout Saturday at a rally against Indiana's newest law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:05:00 EDT
Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential poll
Millions of Nigerians turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:34:00 EDT
Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'
Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:34:00 EDT
German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child
The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:53:00 EDT
Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site
The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:24:00 EDT
Iran nuke talks expand as deadline for deal looms
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:34:00 EDT
Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:53:00 EDT
Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field
It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:34:00 EDT
Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field
It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:45:00 EDT
Big-time programs battling for Final Four berths
By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer Saturday night's games will decide half the Final Four, and the big boys have pushed the Cinderellas off the dance floor.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:54:00 EDT
Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal
All but counted out a little over a month ago, coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are still playing.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:54:00 EDT
Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999
Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:24:00 EDT
About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands
The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:24:00 EDT
Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all
Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:14:00 EDT
Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:43:00 EDT
Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout
The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:19:00 EDT
University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:04:00 EDT
US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen
A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:23:00 EDT
Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox
Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:17:00 EDT
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate
A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:04:00 EDT
Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:13:00 EDT
Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:23:00 EDT
Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary
Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long - up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:45:00 EDT
NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line
Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:45:00 EDT
Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names
Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:54:00 EDT
The Latest: Church service in Duesseldorf for crash families
By The Associated Press 10:40 p.m. (2140 GMT, 5:40 p.m. EDT)

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:44:00 EDT
AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive
Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:55:00 EDT
Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:55:00 EDT
At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital
Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security forces seeking to recapture the facility, a Somali police...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:55:00 EDT
German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:19:00 EDT
Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen
As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:00 EDT
End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum
Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:05:00 EDT
Researchers find fossil of 'Super Salamander' species
Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" that grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago have been found in southern Portugal,...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:00 EDT
With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype
Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:23:00 EDT
EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks
The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with the United States, EU officials say.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:00 EDT
Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:53:00 EDT
Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast
Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:14:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:53:00 EDT
Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax
The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:43:00 EDT
Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?
By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Bo Ryan is no fan of change.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:23:00 EDT
Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy
U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:44:00 EDT
Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force
Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:34:00 EDT
Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16
Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:33:00 EDT
Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight
Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:33:00 EDT
Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry
Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:23:00 EDT
Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval
Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits,...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:23:00 EDT
For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended - and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:13:00 EDT
Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot
Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:33:00 EDT
New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed
An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people....

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:33:00 EDT
New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed
An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:23:00 EDT
'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season
A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:03:00 EDT
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:13:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:13:00 EDT
US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack
An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:03:00 EDT
Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported
By The Associated Press 8:45 P.M.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:43:00 EDT
Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels
The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:03:00 EDT
Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer
A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:03:00 EDT
Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap
The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:43:00 EDT
Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry
A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:14:00 EDT
AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software
Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed,...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:13:00 EDT
Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job
Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:53:00 EDT
Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:43:00 EDT
Disbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash
By The Associated Press Incredulity, shock, disbelief and horror.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:43:00 EDT
AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:23:00 EDT
House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate
In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:53:00 EDT
Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?
Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:23:00 EDT
Airlines to require 2 crew members in cockpit at all times
Airlines and officials around the world on Thursday began requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:23:00 EDT
The Latest: US identifies 3rd American plane crash victim
By The Associated Press 9:15 p.m. (2015 GMT, 4:15 p.m. EDT)

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:53:00 EDT
US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline
Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:33:00 EDT
What to pack for year in space? A 'superhero utility belt'
What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:00 EDT
Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III
A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:22:00 EDT
Nigeria's military pushes extremists before elections
Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military is forcing Boko Haram extremists from a string of northeastern towns as the...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:00 EDT
Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:03:00 EDT
After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:33:00 EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen
By The Associated Press Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:23:00 EDT
Ohio mom pleads not guilty to decapitating her baby daughter
A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of aggravated murder.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:13:00 EDT
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
By The Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:03:00 EDT
French, Iranian leaders talk amid nuclear negotiations
French President Francois Hollande's office says he spoke by telephone with Iran's president and urged progress toward a "lasting, robust and verifiable" deal ensuring that Iran does not have access to nuclear...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:22:00 EDT
Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action
By The Associated Press It's rare for pilots to intentionally crash commercial airliners but Tuesday's Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps is not the first where suspicion falls on a pilot.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:23:00 EDT
'The Weegee Guide to New York' shows mid-20th century city
A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:00 EDT
US, UN press Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping
Russia's aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group's sudden rise in the south. As Europe finds new threats close to home, it's now being asked by the United States to make a strong return to...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:03:00 EDT
Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced confidence that Russia will come out as a winner in its standoff with the West if it firmly stands its ground.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:53:00 EDT
'American Idol'-like talent competition app launches
For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:42:00 EDT
Tunisia: 23 arrested in connection with deadly museum attack
Tunisia police have arrested 23 people so far from the group behind the attack on the museum that killed 21, but Moroccan and Algerian suspects are still at large, said the country's top security official Thursday.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:52:00 EDT
Memorial to Kremlin critic Nemtsov vandalized, then restored
Nationalists have vandalized a makeshift memorial to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the site of his killing, but it has been quickly restored.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:33:00 EDT
Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend
Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:32:00 EDT
Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:23:00 EDT
Yemen's conflict fuels calls for southern independence
The flag of once-independent South Yemen is visible everywhere around this port city, once the country's capital. The banner - red, white, black and blue with a red star - is painted on walls, flown from homes, and...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:04:00 EDT
In the NCAAs, time doesn't always fly when you're having fun
The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:02:00 EDT
Families mark 25th anniversary of club fire that killed 87
Family members and friends of victims gathered at a vigil Wednesday night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a social club fire that killed almost 90 people. At the time, it was the biggest mass murder in U.S. history.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:42:00 EDT
1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas
The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:22:00 EDT
World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe
Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:12:00 EDT
Migrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek
Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:42:00 EDT
Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:52:00 EDT
President of Yemen flees by sea; Saudis begin airstrikes
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. Hours later, Saudi...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:32:00 EDT
Saudi Arabia begin airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen
Saudi Arabia began airstrikes Wednesday against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen, vowing that the Sunni kingdom will do "anything necessary" to restore a deposed government that has been routed by the Iranian-backed group.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:22:00 EDT
The (former) Fab Five: A look at One Direction as they were
By The Associated Press Zayn Malik delivered a shocker to his fans when he announced he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:18:00 EDT
Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit
The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:17:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Thursday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:32:00 EDT
The Latest: Report says 1 pilot locked out before crash
By The Associated Press 1:20 a.m. (0020 GMT, 8:20 p.m. EDT)

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:18:00 EDT
US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets
By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:18:00 EDT
GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:33:00 EDT
Details of victims in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525
By The Associated Press They came from as far away as Australia, Iran, Morocco and Venezuela, and their lives ended together in France's deadliest plane crash in decades.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:22:00 EDT
Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat
A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:13:00 EDT
Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:13:00 EDT
GOP-controlled House oks balanced budget plan
The Republican-controlled House has approved a budget blueprint that projects balance by the end of the decade and includes trillions of dollars in savings from benefit programs.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:04:00 EDT
Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work
Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:03:00 EDT
Official: Boko Haram using civilians as human shields
Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:53:00 EDT
Woman who had baby cut from belly released from hospital
A Colorado woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb by a stranger with a kitchen knife has been released from a hospital a week after the gruesome attack.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:32:00 EDT
HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant
Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:13:00 EDT
US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit
At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S....

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:44:00 EDT
Attorney: Georgia officer had time to use nonlethal force
Witness statements suggest that a metro Atlanta police officer was initially 180 feet away from a naked, mentally ill man and could have retreated or used nonlethal force rather than shooting him, an attorney for the late...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:22:00 EDT
Ohio mom of decapitated baby faces aggravated murder charge
A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter with a chef's knife was indicted Wednesday on a charge of aggravated murder.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:44:00 EDT
Terror convict: My mother and the FBI violated my rights
Muslim convert Zachary Chesser of Virginia was very much on law enforcement's radar after posting threats against the creators of "South Park" for cartoons he felt insulted the prophet Muhammad.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:13:00 EDT
Knox defense calls conviction grave error
Amanda Knox's defense lawyer urged Italy's highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American's conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a "grave judicial error."

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:32:00 EDT
New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group
And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old."

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:13:00 EDT
US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban
U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:12:00 EDT
How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed
Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:03:00 EDT
Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot
The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:03:00 EDT
Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:52:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Russia's Nenets celebrate Reindeer Herders' Day
It's a holiday celebrated annually in Russia's Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:52:00 EDT
Graffiti boom born in tragedy brightens up Colombia capital
A vibrant stream of giant murals greets people heading in from Bogota's main airport or walking down the cobblestone streets of colonial downtown.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:44:00 EDT
Spanish, German towns tied together in plane crash tragedy
They were supposed to be the lucky ones - the 14 girls and two boys chosen by a lottery from dozens of 10th graders in their high school to go on a weeklong exchange program in Spain.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:13:00 EDT
Suspicion surrounded Florida businessman who faked his death
Jose Lantigua's family appeared to be living the American Dream. The Cuban immigrant claimed he had a heroic military career and earned numerous degrees before running a successful furniture business. He owned a...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:13:00 EDT
Preparing for 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton embracing Obama
Rather than keeping him at arm's length, Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing President Barack Obama - sometimes even literally.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:03:00 EDT
BBC decides not to renew 'Top Gear' host Clarkson's contract
The BBC decided Wednesday not to renew the contract of "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program built around macho banter, off-color jokes and...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:12:00 EDT
AP tracked supply chain of slave caught fish to US
By The Associated Press A yearlong investigation into forced labor and trafficking in Southeast Asia's fishing industry led an Associated Press team to Benjina, a small town that straddles two...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:02:00 EDT
Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis
Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:42:00 EDT
NEWS GUIDE: The crisis in Yemen as president flees Aden home
Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace in the southern city of Aden as Shiite rebels are closing in on the country's third-largest city.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:42:00 EDT
Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers
Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:13:00 EDT
1-handed Tennessee-Martin pitcher Carter Smith excels
By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:42:00 EDT
Russia's heavy drinkers turn to moonshine, cleaning products
As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:02:00 EDT
A look at the trials that produced flip-flop Knox verdicts
Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flatmate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:21:00 EDT
Thai seafood firm drops supplier named in AP slavery report
Thailand's biggest seafood company said Wednesday it has cut ties with a supplier named in an Associated Press report after determining it might be involved with forced labor and other abuses.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:22:00 EDT
Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism
Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:17:00 EDT
Sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq shrine city targeted by IS
The al-Askari shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra is surrounded by thousands of Shiite militiamen in mismatched uniforms, many of them awaiting transport to the nearby front lines of the war against the Islamic State group.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:41:00 EDT
AP Investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?
The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:52:00 EDT
Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found
A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:41:00 EDT
Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:32:00 EDT
AP investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?
The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:51:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:41:00 EDT
'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction
A spokeswoman for "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm says the actor recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:41:00 EDT
Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence
The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:32:00 EDT
Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected
America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $9 billion.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:22:00 EDT
Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
Sen. Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:22:00 EDT
The Latest: Germanwings forced to cancel 7 flights
By The Associated Press 1:03 a.m. (0003 GMT, 20:03 EDT)

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:03:00 EDT
Taylor Swift, Microsoft among those buying up .porn suffixes
The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:41:00 EDT
Obama expresses condolences for European plane crash
President Barack Obama is expressing condolences to Germany and Spain and the victims of a plane crash in the Alps.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:52:00 EDT
Detroit woman arrested after 2 kids found dead in freezer
A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family's home, police said.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:52:00 EDT
Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:42:00 EDT
Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan
President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won't jeopardize his commitment to end America's longest war...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:41:00 EDT
16 German high school students among plane crash victims
A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:19:00 EDT
Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms
High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:18:00 EDT
Why Germanwings flight might have crashed over the Alps
Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane that crashed Tuesday in France was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:23:00 EDT
Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has given his stamp of approval to a law that brings back the firing squad in the only state that has used it in the past 40 years.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:31:00 EDT
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12:00 EDT
Fox announces brief return of 'The X-Files'
Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:52:00 EDT
Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions if lethal injection drugs are unavailable when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:42:00 EDT
White House: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
The White House says the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:32:00 EDT
Official: US-led aircraft flying over IS-held Tikrit
The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group has begun surveillance flights over the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit, a senior coalition official said Tuesday, marking the first time the alliance has taken part in...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:02:00 EDT
Knox, ex-boyfriend face parallel trial by social media
Italy's highest court this week takes up the Amanda Knox case for the second time as a parallel trial-by-social media rages online, with partisans on both sides seeking to shape public opinion over a murder case that...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:52:00 EDT
Dallas death points to dangers of black-market cosmetic work
The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused by people...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:01:00 EDT
Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat
Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:52:00 EDT
US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos
Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:52:00 EDT
As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care
Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:01:00 EDT
Backpacking trip drew Ryan Reynolds to 'Woman in Gold' role
If Ryan Reynolds hadn't gone backpacking in Europe in the late 1990s, he might have never ended up co-starring with Helen Mirren in the film "Woman in Gold."

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:41:00 EDT
Italy's highest court to hear Knox appeal of guilty verdict
American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend expect to learn their fate Wednesday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate....

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:01:00 EDT
AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it
For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it."

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:02:00 EDT
A look at the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in France
By The Associated Press The Airbus A320, the model of plane that crashed in France on Tuesday, is a workhorse of modern aviation.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:20:00 EDT
The Latest: Germanwings still awaiting info on crash
By The Associated Press The CEO of Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, says he doesn't yet have any information about what happened to its flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf that French...

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:11:00 EDT
Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace
The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:01:00 EDT
Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in
Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:43:00 EDT
Mubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky
Mubtaahij took charge in the stretch and easily won the $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in one of Saturday's undercard races at the Dubai World Cup.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:24:00 EDT
US women's medal drought continues at figure skating worlds
For the ninth straight year, there wasn't an American woman on the podium at the figure skating world championships.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:09:00 EDT
Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review
By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:25:00 EDT
LEADING OFF: Russell Wilson back in the pocket with Rangers
By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:04:00 EDT
Guards key to advancement in women's NCAA Tournament
By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer It was a sweet night for guards in the regional semifinals of the women's basketball NCAA Tournament.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:34:00 EDT
Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57
Justise Winslow says coach Mike Krzyzewski never treated him and the other Duke freshmen like, well, freshmen.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:13:00 EDT
Notre Dame beats Stanford 81-60, advances to Elite Eight
Lindsay Allen normally focuses on setting others up.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:34:00 EDT
In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals
From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US
By The Associated Press Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:24:00 EDT
Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:53:00 EDT
Albania gets 266-million-euro loan from World Bank
The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:53:00 EDT
Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm
A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:34:00 EDT
After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget
Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:53:00 EDT
Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:54:00 EDT
NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it - a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:54:00 EDT
2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers
Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:14:00 EDT
Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face
Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:05:00 EDT
Colleges getting out of health insurance business
The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:14:00 EDT
Search continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast
Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings while investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:23:00 EDT
Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga
Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:54:00 EDT
Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement
A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:33:00 EDT
Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies
Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:54:00 EDT
Taraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation
Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:45:00 EDT
Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:54:00 EDT
Gun owned by agent who toppled Capone headed to Vegas museum
The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, "Scarface" and "Little Caesar."

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:16:00 EDT
Blaze on New York's Fire Island ruins gay resort landmarks
An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island,...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:43:00 EDT
Romania questions ex-minister over 3 Picassos, 100 paintings
Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:00 EDT
Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island
The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:23:00 EDT
Zayn Malik says he worries he's let fans down by leaving 1D
Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:34:00 EDT
Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains
The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:34:00 EDT
Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses
Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:33:00 EDT
Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood
Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city's Beacon Hill neighborhood.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:23:00 EDT
Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie
A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:44:00 EDT
Mystery of California hilltop piano solved
For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of - mystery.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:23:00 EDT
Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner
A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:05:00 EDT
Oregon farmers agree slugs are a problem _ but what to do?
Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:00 EDT
Veteran's prosthetic eye stolen from his car in New York
Police say a veteran's prosthetic eye has been stolen from his car in New York.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:24:00 EDT
Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse
A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:24:00 EDT
Tough Jam: Cubs pitcher winds up at wrong park, misses start
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Some pitchers have trouble finding the plate. Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs had a much bigger problem: He couldn't find the ballpark.

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