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Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:19
MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar (AP) -- Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints....
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Russian stocks tumble, banks suffer amid sanctions

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:50
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian stocks tumbled Friday as another credit rating agency put the country on notice of a possible downgrade and Visa and MasterCard stopped serving two Russian banks, a day after the U.S. ordered economic sanctions against two dozen people from President Vladimir Putin's entourage....
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AP PHOTOS: Victims of a terror attack in Pakistan

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:03
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Zebunissa Abdul Rashid flips through an album of images of her late husband, stopping to share a sweet or funny story about the 72-year-old man who was killed by militants who stormed the court complex where the lawyer worked....
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NCAA upsets mark first full day of NCAA tournament

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 03:30
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The day started with a bracket-crushing blow. More upsets followed. Four overtime games, a record. A buzzer-beater, a pair of late-night scares....
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Police release new photos from Kurt Cobain suicide

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:04
SEATTLE (AP) -- With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman....
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Echoes of Crimea keep Ukraine's east rumbling

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 23:25
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military facility in this eastern Ukraine town say they are making a stand to defend the region's Russian-speaking majority....
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US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:30
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow....
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Pelosi says health law a winner for Dems

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:42
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it....
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Harvard upsets 5th-seed Cincinnati 61-57

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:54
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Those kids from Harvard are getting a passing grade when it comes to the first game of the NCAA tournament....
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