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  • Ferrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day. There was a reason, he said, and it didn't have anything to do with vanity. ...

  • Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held. The church in Kent, southern England, is also where Geldof married her ...

  • AP Top Science News At 7:18 a.m. EDT

    17 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse Cost of fighting warming ...

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon. Researchers believe the robotic explorer vaporized upon contact because of ...

  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's publisher says her upcoming book on her role as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be called "Hard Choices." Publisher Simon & Shuster said Friday the new book will offer Clinton's "inside account ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 7:14 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies' Ill, ...

  • Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice ...

  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Police officers say the explosion took place in the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhood of ...

  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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. Prosecutors said Friday that they ...

  • Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports the ...

  • Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held ...

  • Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker. Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions said Friday that ...

  • 7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh ...

  • Al-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syria

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria. The spokesman for the Islamic State of ...

  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. The Reno Gazette-Journal ( ) reports that council members on Wednesday directed staff to draft ordinances and zoning rules ...

  • Blumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects. The Connecticut Democrat called it a shameful record that shows an urgent need for immediate ...

  • Washoe County offers smoke alarms for the deaf

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County is offering free strobe alarms and vibrating alert smoke detectors for the deaf and hard of hearing. The program is a cooperative effort between the Washoe County School District, the Office of Emergency Management ...

  • USDA rural business grants available in Nevada

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes. An estimated $82,000 is available and applications must be submitted ...

  • Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable ...

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