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Officials: Reality TV star Benzino shot by nephew

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:13
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- Reality TV star Benzino was injured after being shot by his nephew on a Massachusetts highway Saturday while riding in a funeral procession for a family member, according authorities and Benzino's hip-hop magazine....
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Chinese relatives demand apology over missing jet

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 05:56
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Several dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight 370 demanded Sunday that Malaysia apologize for its handling of the search for the missing plane and for the prime minister's statement saying it crashed into the southern Indian Ocean....
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UN science report: Warming worsens security woes

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:59
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees....
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Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:31
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) -- The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month....
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Christie, Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:14
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two of the nation's highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America's challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors....
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Wisconsin beats Arizona 64-63 in OT in West Region

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:45
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky carried Wisconsin to the Final Four with 28 points, including six in overtime, as the Badgers defeated Arizona 64-63 in a physical West Region final Saturday night....
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Florida 1st to Final Four, beating Dayton 62-52

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:57
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more....
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Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy digging a trout pond in the backyard of his father's Salt Lake City home stumbled across a surprise: the remains of an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago....
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AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws Mormon crowds

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:23
Tens of thousands of revelers are gathering at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, for the annual two-day festival of colors....
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Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:06
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades....
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Quake forces evacuations in Southern California

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday....
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Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm....
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Flight 370: Stories of that final day

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:39
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- One morning, many stories....
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Despite new law, Ugandan cleric ministers to gays

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:33
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Young men sing hymns and recite the Bible before the Rev. Christopher Senyonjo gives a sermon on human sexuality. When the service is over some go to his desk, one by one, for counselling no other Ugandan religious leader is known to offer gays....
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Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead....
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Shirley Jones wants a high-flying 80th birthday

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans....
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Obama offers Europe, Mideast allies assurances

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:58
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- From the heart of Europe to the expanse of Saudi Arabia's desert, President Barack Obama's weeklong overseas trip amounted to a reassurance tour for stalwart, but sometimes skeptical, American allies....
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Police: Man, 86, kills grandson's girlfriend, self

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:39
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say an 86-year-old man shot his grandson in the head and then killed the grandson's girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in New York City....
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UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 14:05
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming."...
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Latest information on search for missing jet

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:02
Planes and ships scoured the new search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on Saturday, hoping to recover and analyze any of the several objects spotted from the air....
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