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US, Cuba boxers renew old rivalry in Havana

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 01:10
HAVANA (AP) -- Boxers from the U.S. and Cuba have gone glove-to-glove on Cuban soil for the first time in 27 years in a semipro World Series of Boxing clash that in many ways resembled a big-time Las Vegas bout....
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Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:39
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric....
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Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said....
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Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:23
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation....
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Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:20
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four....
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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday....
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Black women worried about Army hair regulations

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New Army regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers' appearance are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the hair requirement are racially biased....
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Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:59
Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond....
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No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:29
DALLAS (AP) -- After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood....
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NC judge denies Duke motion to seal coal ash docs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:08
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina judge on Friday denied Duke Energy's motion seeking to shield records related to groundwater pollution leaching from 33 coal ash dumps in the state while a separate federal criminal investigation is ongoing....
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AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:07
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan....
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US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:48
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession....
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Cuba's official media abuzz over 'secret Twitter'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:59
HAVANA (AP) -- Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest....
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Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....
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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:29
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere....
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Wounded AP correspondent chronicles Afghan unrest

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:24
Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, wounded Friday in a shooting that killed an AP photographer, has reported on Afghanistan for nearly three decades, chronicling the country from the Soviet occupation to the fall of the Taliban to the current presidential election and the coming withdrawal of foreign troops....
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Kerry: US reconsiders role in Mideast peace talks

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:34
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in foundering Middle East peace talks following actions by both Israel and the Palestinians that have brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday....
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3 who raped journalist in India sentenced to death

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:11
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year....
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AP PHOTOS: From the eye of Anja Niedringhaus

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:01
Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday....
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Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:03
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old....
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