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  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, ...

  • Pirates RHP Cumpton up from minors, starts vs Reds

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    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-hander Brandon Cumpton from the minors to start against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates recalled Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis to pitch Thursday. Right-handed reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Indianapolis. Cumpton was ...

  • Franco calls selfies 'intimate,' not inappropriate

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed — alone or not — is his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking. "It's not ...

  • Fakahany, Mancini picked for AP Nerve Center posts

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Tamer Fakahany and John Mancini, veteran news executives for The Associated Press, have been appointed global news managers for the cooperative, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday. "The job of these 'flag officers' will be ...

  • Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Members of a self-defense group in western Mexico are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel. Vigilante leader Estanislao Beltran said Thursday there are ...

  • Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

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    (AP) OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents of a small town in southwestern Wyoming are being allowed to return home nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced their evacuation. No injuries were reported in the explosion ...

  • Study links California drought to global warming

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. Usually, researchers make those links years later, but this study does ...

  • First lady to help open new costume center at Met

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is ready to celebrate the art of fashion. The first lady will be in New York on May 5 to cut the ribbon and officially open The Costume Institute's new Anna Wintour Costume Center. It's ...

  • Officials: Camilla's brother's death an accident

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The death of the Prince of Wales' brother-in-law in New York City has been ruled an accident. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says Thursday that Mark Shand's death was caused by blunt impact head ...

  • Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

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    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — All 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest, was FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke's blunt warning to Brazil World Cup organizers on Thursday. The warning comes as officials in the northeastern ...

  • Police capture fugitive in Puerto Rico

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    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have captured a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that U.S. Marshals and Puerto Rico police found Jose A. "Coco" ...

  • Novak Djokovic, longtime girlfriend expecting baby

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    (AP) Novak Djokovic is going to need to get into the swing of being a father. The six-time major champion wrote Thursday on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a baby. The posting said in part: ...

  • Review: Walker memorable in gritty 'Mansions'

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    (AP) Adrenalin runs high in the entertaining, action-heavy remake of the 2004 French film "District B13." Starring the late Paul Walker in one of his last roles, "Brick Mansions" packs gunfights, car chases, acrobatic stunts and humor into one stylized package. ...

  • US protests Iran's election to UN NGO committee

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has protested the election of repressive regimes including Iran to the U.N. Committee on Non-governmental Organizations which deals with civil society groups accredited to the United Nations. Iran's U.N. Mission responded Thursday ...

  • A look at deeds and words of John Paul II

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    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood: BY THE NUMBERS —Elected to the papacy in 1978 ...

  • 22 upstate casino proposals submitted in NY

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    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Contenders hoping to win the right to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods. The state's Gaming Commission on Thursday released ...

  • Amid Nevada fight, Texas in its own land dispute

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    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday accused the ...

  • 2 Nevada women concede tampering with bear trap

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    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — A mother and daughter concede they tampered with a bear trap set up by Nevada Department of Wildlife officials last fall but claim they did so because they believed it was set illegally. Cheryl Ann ...

  • Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girls

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    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago. More than 40 of the girls and young women kidnapped from a ...

  • London school says students abused by US teacher

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A British private school says images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month. The FBI has asked for international ...

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