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  • Newmont settling suit in 2011 death at Nevada gold mine

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker killed in an accident at a Nevada gold mine in 2011 says they've settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont USA subject to a judge's final ...

  • Israeli military conducts 'surprise' drill in West Bank

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military has called up thousands of soldiers in a "surprise" training drill in the West Bank. The military said Sunday's exercise was to train soldiers in "different scenarios." The military declined to elaborate and emphasized that ...

  • Disney ride reopens after nearby fire; no damage reported

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    (AP) ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Disneyland attraction has reopened after a small fire nearby was quickly put out. The theme park says the "It's a Small World" ride resumed operations Saturday night. The fire broke out in some foliage in ...

  • 1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting at Detroit social hall

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    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 44-year-old man was killed and five other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a party at a Detroit social hall. The shooting happened about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Chalmers Community Hall on ...

  • US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban

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    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor. Maduro laid out a series of measures against U.S. diplomats and tourists Saturday night, ...

  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, "Friday wasn't all that fun," he says, though "most days" he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the ...

  • Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention. The federal Investigative Committee said Alexei Goncharenko was ...

  • Popular Peru ex-minister charged in killing of journalist

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor has formally accused a popular former interior minister of murdering a journalist who covered the country's brutal internal conflict. Luis Landa said in press interviews published Sunday that he is seeking a 25-year ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 04-06-15-17-28 (four, six, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-eight) Estimated jackpot: $223,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 11-17-25-28-46, Powerball: 12 (eleven, seventeen, twenty-five, twenty-eight, forty-sixt, Powerball:twelve) Estimated jackpot: $80 million ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot 0 5 of ...

  • Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead. The Lancaster County coroner's office says 36-year-old Dustin Lee Klopp ...

  • Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya

    2 hours ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation. The exercise will begin on Monday. It includes anti-submarine, anti-aircraft ...

  • Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — One leftist leader has replaced another in Ecuador in a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy. The elegant Tabare Vazquez is taking over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left ...

  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Polar Plunge spokeswoman Maura Bruton confirmed Sunday that Gaga did the plunge along with more than ...

  • Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is ...

  • Brrr: February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for three upstate New York cities and the snowiest month ever for Boston. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell ...

  • Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister is leading in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Lesotho's election commission said Sunday ...

  • Wisconsin's Walker: Sure, Obama loves his country

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" ...

  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State ...

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