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Koreas trade fire; island residents in shelters

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:32
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said....
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Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:21
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once - not yet at least - has it been a clue....
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MLB uses expanded replay 1st time, call confirmed

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:53
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Major League Baseball has used expanded replay for the first time, and the umpire's call was confirmed in a game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates....
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Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills....
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Health care website stumbles on last day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day....
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Firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:19
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan....
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GOP has built-in advantage in fight for US House

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:59
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November....
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11 ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:58
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities on Monday unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on suspected antiquities dealers....
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Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good....
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Court orders stay on Japanese Antarctic whaling

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:30
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese government had claimed....
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Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:00
BOSTON (AP) -- After the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last April, mourners began leaving thousands of items at a makeshift memorial near the finish line to honor the victims of the attacks....
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Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:11
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as peace talks hit a critical make-or-break point....
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Beloved pets also lost, displaced by mudslide

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:02
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- After a rescue worker called her animal clinic saying dogs had been extracted from the destruction left behind by a massive mudslide, veterinary assistant Cassna Wemple and her colleagues raced to this small Washington town near the debris field....
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UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 05:25
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said....
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'You want to skip steps but you can't.'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:31
Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today's edition, coach Cal keeps going back to the future, Florida beats Dayton (again!) in some kind of parallel universe, UConn wins but loses face, and tourists enjoy a rare moment of consensus in New York. Without further ado:...
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Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:23
Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been....
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US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:15
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic....
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Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:53
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday....
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Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:19
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery....
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Smith, Denorfia lift Padres to 3-1 win over LA

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:26
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For one day at least, the moderate-payroll San Diego Padres are in first place in the NL West, ahead of the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers....
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