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No pope meeting for Russell Crowe, 'Noah' makers

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:06
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Actor Russell Crowe and the makers of the big-budget film "Noah" attended Pope Francis' general audience Wednesday but didn't get what they most wanted: a papal meeting and photo-op....
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Gun used against Pope John Paul II to be exhibited

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:49
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The gun used by a would-be assassin to shoot Pope John Paul II will be on display at a museum dedicated to the pontiff as a sign of God's protection of him, according to priests in charge of the museum....
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2 winning tickets in $400M Mega Millions jackpot

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:52
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The holders of two lucky tickets purchased states apart awoke to good news Wednesday: They will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history....
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Maine man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:22
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) -- Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun....
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Missing plane boosts ethnic unity in Malaysia

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:20
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The imam cupped his palms before his face and invited the congregation to pray. "Oh Allah, return to us those who are lost. Oh, Allah, grant safe passage to MH370," he said....
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AP PHOTOS: Iran fire festival marks end of winter

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:59
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians jumped over bonfires, threw firecrackers and floated wishing lanterns to celebrate an ancient festival marking the end of the Persian year, ignoring calls by many Islamic clerics to shun a ritual that has officially been denounced as pagan....
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Health law concerns for cancer centers

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:38
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits....
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Group retracing trek of wandering Oregon wolf OR-7

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:37
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Wildlife advocates are preparing to retrace the 1,200-mile path of a wandering wolf whose trek in 2011 across Oregon and California attracted worldwide attention, hoping their upcoming journey will help build greater acceptance of wolves as they reclaim lost territories across the West....
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Candidates vie for Afghan women's vote

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 05:46
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded....
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Campaign finance reports hint at parties' goals

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are trying to convert hard-won gains in statehouses to successes in this November's congressional elections and the 2016 race for the White House, according to a review of their campaign finance reports....
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London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:08
LONDON (AP) -- There's London. And then there's the rest of the U.K....
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Bill Cunningham's 'Facade' photos at NYC museum

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 02:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cunningham is a familiar presence on the social and fashion pages of The New York Times, and the streets of New York City, riding a bicycle with a small camera bag strapped to his waist....
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Seattle looks at helipad rules after deadly crash

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 01:42
SEATTLE (AP) -- The news helicopter had just stopped at a helipad to refuel on its way to another assignment when it crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car....
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