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Outgunned Ukraine strives for military overhaul

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:39
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Tanks headed north into Ukraine this week from Russian-controlled Crimea. Not at the head of an invading army, but on a trainload of military equipment in such poor shape that Moscow had no use for it....
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Photographer wants big damages in Bieber lawsuit

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:42
MIAMI (AP) -- A celebrity photographer sought to boost the potential damages he could win from Justin Bieber in a lawsuit that accuses the singer and a bodyguard of battery in a confrontation outside a recording studio....
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Will world court ruling end Japan's whaling?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:49
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial whaling. This week's ruling cannot be appealed, but Japan has other options to consider....
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App happy: wedding help in the palm of your hand

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:13
Doug Appleton's grandparents couldn't travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as anyone could be from 1,000-plus miles away....
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New report details racial gap among US children

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:09
NEW YORK (AP) -- In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap....
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Israel minister: Pollard opposes release for talks

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:09
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A hard-line Israeli Cabinet minister says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard opposes being freed from a U.S. jail in exchange for Palestinians prisoners....
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Don Baylor breaks leg while catching 1st pitch

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:56
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg while catching Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch Monday night....
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SKorea sex change doc: I correct 'God's mistakes'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 06:18
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings....
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Facebook CEO reaps $3.3B gain from stock options

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:21
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room....
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Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:44
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes....
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Obama gets bill giving docs temporary Medicare fix

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress once again has given doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees....
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Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:03
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll....
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Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:56
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourists began taking in the view Monday from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique overview of sparkling Las Vegas Strip resorts, wide skies and craggy brown mountains in the distance....
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Major League Baseball launches expanded replay era

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:53
Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results - a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without any arguments....
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MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:40
Jimmy Rollins began the season with a slam, Neil Walker with a walkoff homer and the Washington Nationals with a thrilling ninth-inning comeback....
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Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:33
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts....
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Mexico honors Octavio Paz 100 years after birth

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:52
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexicans honored Nobel Prize poet and essayist Octavio Paz on Monday, marking the 100th anniversary of the late writer's birth....
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Engaged Johnny Depp shows off 'chick's ring'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:43
BEIJING (AP) -- Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday - indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard....
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GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:40
DETROIT (AP) -- As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young....
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AP PHOTOS: Play ball! Baseball season underway

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:46
Freshly painted logos on the field. Large American flags unfurled in pre-game ceremonies. Fans with painted faces hoping this is their team's year. These were some of the images at ballparks across the country Monday as the 2014 season got underway for most of Major League Baseball's 30 teams....
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