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  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:41 GMT
    Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...
  • For Wrigley, it's party of a century

    For Wrigley, it's party of a century

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:15:28 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:15:14 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:52 GMT
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:28 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:04 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:45:12 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
    Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow.
  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:06:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands...
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:55:10 GMT
    To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:43 GMT
    French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.
    France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from...
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:40 GMT
    The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.
    Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:34:27 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:14 GMT
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:25:55 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials...
  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:01 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:15:54 GMT
    The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:50 GMT
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:44 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow...
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder...
  • Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:55:15 GMT
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.
  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:14:53 GMT
    Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.
    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a...
  • Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:14:50 GMT
    Justin Bieber has apologized to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.
    Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:34:53 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...
    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:06:32 GMT
    Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on...
    Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,...
  • SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:24:35 GMT
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room...
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for...
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:41 GMT
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:34:16 GMT
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside, being treated onshore after allegedly landing on one...
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.
  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:44:49 GMT
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across...
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the...
  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:24:36 GMT
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:15:15 GMT
    Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:14:54 GMT
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:54:57 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:34 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:25 GMT
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to...
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of...
  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...
  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:35:58 GMT
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren"...
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant...
  • Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:24:37 GMT
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires...
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in...
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:09 GMT
    Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.
    Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:24:54 GMT
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a...
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to...
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing...
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the...
  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security...
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight...
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:54 GMT
    The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town.
    The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:13:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:12 GMT
    A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
    A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:08 GMT
    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:04 GMT
    The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.
    The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.
  • 5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:54:41 GMT
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to...
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping...
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...
  • Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:58 GMT
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to...
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:19:22 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:28 GMT
    The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.
    The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:15 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:54:41 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing...
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Easter morning delivery for space station

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:16 GMT
    Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
  • Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:26:30 GMT
    Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.
    A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin's main critic for years, a sign of Putin's increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.
  • Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:25:57 GMT
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach Johan Bruyneel was banned for 10 years Tuesday for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France...
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist.
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:44:36 GMT
    David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
    It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:57 GMT
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in...
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.
  • In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:30 GMT
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent...
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent abduction...
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:02 GMT
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.
  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:14:09 GMT
    Drug maker Novartis says it has signed several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline and Lilly that will affect some 15,000 of its employees.
    Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that...
  • Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:55:22 GMT
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village...
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New...
  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:44:32 GMT
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it...
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was...
  • A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

    A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:53:49 GMT
    ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.
    ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:31 GMT
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
  • Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:03:38 GMT
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:23 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • 5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:14:46 GMT
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
  • No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:53:18 GMT
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the...
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark...
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • US weighs curbing deportations

    US weighs curbing deportations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:33 GMT
    Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson.
    Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
  • Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:33:40 GMT
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
  • Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:33:18 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South...
  • Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:13:03 GMT
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel...
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate...
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:53 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
    A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the...
  • Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:44:35 GMT
    The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laureate,...
    With two heads of state and thousands of tearful admirers, Mexico bid farewell on Monday to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time.
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:02:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Woodson, Corbin fired: Adelman decides to retire

    Woodson, Corbin fired: Adelman decides to retire

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:32:56 GMT
    By The Associated Press Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
    By The Associated Press Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:24:47 GMT
    A shooting inside a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said.
    Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:28 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of...
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:03 GMT
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
  • Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:25 GMT
    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.
    Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern...
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:54:02 GMT
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:33:56 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...
  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:13 GMT
    The Supreme Court seems likely to rule that juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.
    Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."
  • Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:34:01 GMT
    Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.
    Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the...
  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:55:15 GMT
    Michelle Obama says "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:08 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:38 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
  • Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:44 GMT
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
  • NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:53 GMT
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and...
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior...
  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:14:16 GMT
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button...
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as...
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:22 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:56 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:30 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:34:01 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:49 GMT
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:50 GMT
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:44 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:35:30 GMT
    Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.
    A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:43:24 GMT
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a...
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen,...
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:22 GMT
    Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
    Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official...
  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:44:04 GMT
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
  • Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:20 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...
    There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...
  • Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:34:13 GMT
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:25 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:33:11 GMT
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any...
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires...
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:04:00 GMT
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:03:36 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:33:19 GMT
    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents...
  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:23:12 GMT
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
  • Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:43:27 GMT
    Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
    The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.
  • Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

    Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:42:49 GMT
    Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
    Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:06 GMT
    Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.
    Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
  • AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:13:32 GMT
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the...
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion...
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:59 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:02 GMT
    Spanish officials say a businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain.
    A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.
  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:30 GMT
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.
  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:42:45 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.
  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:33:00 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...
  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:03 GMT
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:32:40 GMT
    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?
    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?
  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

    Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:52:51 GMT
    Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?
    Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:32:48 GMT
    Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.
    Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.
  • Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

    Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:02:28 GMT
    Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series.
    Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:53:09 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed...
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:52:11 GMT
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...
    After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the...
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:12:08 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:42:49 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:32:30 GMT
    Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
    Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:12:50 GMT
    The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...
    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the...
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:53 GMT
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:41 GMT
    SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.
    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:52:41 GMT
    On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.
    On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.
  • Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:32:10 GMT
    Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
    The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.
  • Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:34:34 GMT
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
  • Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

    Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:36 GMT
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:03 GMT
    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in...
    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox...
  • APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:32:01 GMT
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:52:18 GMT
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.
  • At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:32:04 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians...
    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the...
  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:42:40 GMT
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:42:04 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler say they will build three new Jeep models in China for the local market, the biggest for Jeeps outside the U.S.
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind...
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:21:54 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...
  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:42:05 GMT
    It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.
    It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:21:50 GMT
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions,...
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition,...
  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:51:42 GMT
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors...
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that...
  • Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:41:55 GMT
    An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish...
    An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on...
  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:31:40 GMT
    France's presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released.
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.
  • Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:21:50 GMT
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
  • Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:11:44 GMT
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:52:05 GMT
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:22:42 GMT
    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

    Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:51:27 GMT
    Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference...
    The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
  • Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:41:29 GMT
    Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal...
    The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory.
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:48 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:02:29 GMT
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several...
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other...
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:51:33 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...
  • Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

    Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:51:44 GMT
    A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.
    A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.
  • Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:01:59 GMT
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:40 GMT
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:21 GMT
    The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.
    The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:21:48 GMT
    Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
    A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.
  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

    Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:11:52 GMT
    Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate.
    Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early...
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:21 GMT
    The Navy says a California-based officer has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team.
    A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
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  • California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit

    California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:40 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:26:01 GMT
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
  • For Wrigley, it's party of a century

    For Wrigley, it's party of a century

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:15:28 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
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