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  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:48 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
  • Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:40:40 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:21:56 GMT
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:50:46 GMT
    Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
    Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:40:48 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:40:45 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...
  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:20:46 GMT
    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer....
    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or...
  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:11:06 GMT
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good...
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday...
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:01:29 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has...
  • 12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

    12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:30:47 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:00:41 GMT
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:59 GMT
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run...
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've...
  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:56 GMT
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled...
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to...
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:29 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
  • Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:31:01 GMT
    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.
    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:21:34 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social...
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:58 GMT
    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
    The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:41 GMT
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:11:25 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:30:32 GMT
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions,...
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition,...
  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:22:13 GMT
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.
  • Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the...
    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:50:40 GMT
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
  • Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:40:56 GMT
    Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage...
    Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:40:47 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant...
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and...
  • Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

    Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:31:06 GMT
    Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.
    Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.
  • Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:44 GMT
    Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
    Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:38 GMT
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
  • 'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge

    'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:50:34 GMT
    Porsha Williams of TV's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" faces a battery charge after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.
    Porsha Williams of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:11:02 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:00:54 GMT
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:20:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.
  • Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow...
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't...
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

    Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:02:26 GMT
    An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you...
    An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you...
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the...
    Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian...
  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:00:43 GMT
    Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators.
    Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the...
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:50 GMT
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...
  • Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

    Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:30:56 GMT
    Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.
    Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.
  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:30:43 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City...
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.
    Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of...
  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    President defending health law good for some Dems

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
    President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:19 GMT
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:27 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:13 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.
    Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency...
  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.
    An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid...
  • Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

    Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:09 GMT
    Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve like a "slave."
    Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."
  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."
    To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally...
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
  • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:11:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on...
    By LEE KEATH Associated Press The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the...
  • Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

    Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.
  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg expose on Hollywood are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
    David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:30:36 GMT
    By The Associated Press 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...
    By The Associated Press 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...
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?
    As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.
  • Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:49 GMT
    The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her...
    The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with...
  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:49:42 GMT
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from...
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.
  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:48:54 GMT
    A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.
    A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.
  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    A year after the Senate scuttled President Barack Obama's drive for new firearms restrictions, congressional gun control supporters are significantly winnowing their 2014 legislative agenda.
    Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers...
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    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:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.
    Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.
  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
    Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.
    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.
  • AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

    AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

    Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.
    Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.
  • Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.
    Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.
  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...
    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of...
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    Two fire trucks answering a call have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured, one critically.
    Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    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 Thursday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

    Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

    The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal.
    Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    Some Democrats say it's time for their party to openly embrace the president's health care law now that better news surrounds it.
    The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.
  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.
  • Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage

    Experts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage

    Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
    Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.
    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a...
  • West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

    West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

    Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.
    Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
    A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and...
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    The head of NATO says the alliance is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine.
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by...
    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing...
  • Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

    Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

    The former city manager of Bell, Calif., has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small city just outside Los Angeles.
    A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison - less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the...
  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.
    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine...
    Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.
  • Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.
    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own...
  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace

    Algerian election faces disaffected populace

    The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young...
    The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded.
    A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he...
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
  • Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

    Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

    The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers - Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.
    The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers - Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.
  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
    North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.
  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

    Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

    Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
    Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
  • Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

    Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

    The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.
    The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate...
  • Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
    Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
  • Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.
    The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.
  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror...
    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    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:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

    China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

    China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners.
    China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.
  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

    If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

    Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits...
    Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S....
  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died.
    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

    Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

    In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who...
    In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him...
  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks.
    A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device,...
  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.
    When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.
  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.
    Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two...
  • New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.
  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock - the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    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:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Rev. Jesse Jackson is helping Major League Baseball mark the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, praising Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in...
    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past...
  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades, despite another government announcement that it was...
    In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist...
  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
  • AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    Diplomats say the U.N. will certify later this week that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been reduced because it has neutralized half of its material that can be turned quickly into weapons-grade...
    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into...
  • Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

    Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

    Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.
    Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.
  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    Officials say suspected Islamic extremists have abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria - but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck.
    Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that...
  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain...
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...
  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial under questioning from the chief prosecutor, who says the athlete's statement that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake is a lie.
    For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who...
  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

    Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
  • DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

    DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

    A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's...
    A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health:...
  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief has said under oath that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he...
  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against...
    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas...
  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.
    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.
  • Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

    Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

    Hopes are high at tiny Union College now that they toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national crown.
    After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading.
  • UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

    UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

    The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.
    The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.
  • People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now.
    People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now.
  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one...
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.
  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    The White House is confirming that CIA Director John Brennan was in the Ukrainian capital over the weekend.
    Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the...
  • Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

    Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

    Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this...
    Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families...
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he...
    Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign...
  • Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to free government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons has passed.
    The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.
  • Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

    Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

    The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the...
    Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.
  • Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

    Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

    Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
    Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his...
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.
    Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's...
  • Putin to Obama: Russia not behind Ukraine protests

    Putin to Obama: Russia not behind Ukraine protests

    The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country's east.
    The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country's east.
  • Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
    The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by...
  • Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Oscar Pistorius is being cross-examined at his murder trial for the fourth day by chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel.
    Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of...
  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
  • French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

    French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

    French police demanded that male students and staff at a high school in western France - 527 people in total - give DNA samples as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl.
    French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school - including boys as young as 14 - as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.
  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California....
    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers...
  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region.
    A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.
  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
    President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    UN climate report balances science and politics

    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people...
    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take...
  • Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

    Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

    The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • False leads in search for missing jet

    False leads in search for missing jet

    By The Associated Press If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long...
    By The Associated Press If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of...
  • Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

    Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

    The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.
    The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.
  • MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

    MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

    Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change, as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted...
    Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    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:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

    President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

    Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama.
    Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama.
  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

    Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

    Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.
    Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.
  • Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

    Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.
    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.
  • Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

    Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

    Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.
    Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.
  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal

    Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal

    Louisiana voters say they're disappointed but not surprised by a video showing Republican congressman Vance McAllister in an extramarital encounter with an aide.
    To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide...
  • Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

    Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

    Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City.
    The man accused of killing three people Sunday in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • 'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

    'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

    Break out the golden popcorn, the MTV Movie Awards are back.
    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."
  • Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of...
    A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
  • 'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

    'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

    Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards.
    Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards.
  • Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

    Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

    Ukraine's interior minister has announced that Ukrainian special forces have been sent to an eastern city where armed men seized a police headquarters and the office of the Security Service.
    Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite...
  • Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

    Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

    Bubba Watson is going for his second green jacket. Jordan Spieth is trying to become the youngest major champion in 83 years. Plenty of others are in the mix.
    One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson.
  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Authorities say a large forest fire that is covering the Chilean city of Valparaiso in smoke has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations.
    A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than...
  • 'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

    'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

    President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation's leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications.
    Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans...
  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub...
    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub...
  • NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash

    NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash

    Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into a bus taking high school...
    Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people...
  • Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

    Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

    An Afghan official says nearly 1,900 complaints of fraud in this month's presidential election are being investigated but the number is lower than that of the last election.
    Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote.
  • No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

    No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

    No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards.
    No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards.
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