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Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:03
BEIJING (AP) -- The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation....
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Napier brings it home for UConn

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:17
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck....
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Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:23
LONDON (AP) -- Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke....
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Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:30
CAIRO (AP) -- Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper....
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Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:19
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine....
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5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:18
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying....
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Unemployment benefits bill headed to House

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:46
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession....
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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:10
SANDS POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family....
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At 21, recovering heroin addict starts over

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 01:00
AURORA, Ill. (AP) -- Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long....
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:50
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified....
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Quebec separatist party suffers crushing defeat

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:09
MONTREAL (AP) -- The Liberal Party won Quebec's legislative elections Monday, in a crushing defeat for the main separatist party and major setback for the cause of independence in the French-speaking province....
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Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:35
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them....
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FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:01
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- "Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped....
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Napier, UConn holding 2nd half lead on Kentucky

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:56
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shabazz Napier scored 19 points, Ryan Boatright had 12 and Connecticut was up 48-45 over freshman-laden Kentucky in the second half after leading by double digits before halftime of the championship game Monday night....
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Donations pour in for Phoenix mom facing charges

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:23
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two kids in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort....
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Olympians say selfies were stopped at White House

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:52
A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way....
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Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:48
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks....
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Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life....
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End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:47
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger....
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Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:34
LONDON (AP) -- Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics as she partied through the world of fashion and celebrity, was found dead Monday at age 25....
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