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Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:03
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers - Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude....
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NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:57
LONDON (AP) -- North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair....
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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:42
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business....
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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:36
BRUSSELS (AP) -- 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....
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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:29
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- 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....
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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:39
BOSTON (AP) -- 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 resilience in the face of a terror attack....
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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:20
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others....
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Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:41
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square....
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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:08
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours....
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If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:27
BEIJING (AP) -- 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. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas....
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China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:25
BEIJING (AP) -- 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....
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Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:29
CAIRO (AP) -- 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 of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....
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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:53
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof....
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Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:37
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- 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....
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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:30
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 two decades....
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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:14
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- 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....
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Iran cuts proliferation-prone uranium stock

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:39
VIENNA (AP) -- 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 uranium....
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Could police have averted the Boston bombings?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:33
BOSTON (AP) -- It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies....
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Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:50
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- 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 raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising....
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