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  • Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40

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    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40.

  • Iran sees progress; talks to resume after all-night session

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    (AP) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says his country and six others have made "significant progress" at marathon all-night nuclear talk sessions meant to reach a preliminary understanding on the curbs Tehran must accept on atomic activities in exchange ...

  • Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst is returning to court in New Orleans, where his attorneys will argue that the FBI searched his hotel room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an ...

  • Kenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds

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    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds .

  • Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

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    (AP) PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road. ...

  • Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax. Obama was traveling to Kentucky on Thursday to visit a Louisville-based technology company and discuss his concerns about t$300 billion ...

  • Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels and members of al-Qaida's local affiliate have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts. Ahmad al-Masalmeh, a Syrian opposition activist based in the southern city of Daraa, ...

  • Sen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement. Dick Durbin of Illinois and ...

  • Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water

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    (AP) TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any ...

  • Suspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman

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    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected Kashmiri rebels have shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory. Top police officer K. Rajendran says the fighting started Thursday after ...

  • School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. They are spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services. These anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school ...

  • Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

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    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under ...

  • Boston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street

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    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for ...

  • Quotations in the News

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    (AP) "I am not going anywhere. I'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service and my entire life." — Sen. Bob Menendez after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from ...

  • Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities say the wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister has escaped from a psychiatric hospital, where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband. Vicky Stamati, wife of former ...

  • S.Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 a year ago have shaved their heads in protest of government plans to provide about 420 million won ($383,000) ...

  • LEADING OFF: Matt Harvey makes last spring start for Mets

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    (AP) A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ FINAL START The Mets and Cardinals wrap up Grapefruit League play in Jupiter, Florida. Mets right-hander Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) has his final tuneup before ...

  • Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't ...

  • AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt

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    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court ...

  • The latest developments on religious objections laws

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law. Gov. Asa ...

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