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  • Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country. The military didn't immediately retaliate for Monday's attacks, which came on the ...

  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. ...

  • Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year period was dragged down by restructuring charges. The Pawtucket, R.I. company earned ...

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

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    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 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. A Sherpa ...

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 9 people

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people. A police officer says the bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the checkpoint in the town of ...

  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — 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 ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 6:12 a.m. EDT

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21 Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet ...

  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday. Capt. Mohamed Yusuf said Monday that Isaq Mohamed Rino was killed ...

  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews. Fort ...

  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3. Monday's announcement by the speaker, Mohammed Lahham, came just hours after a pair of mortars exploded near the parliament building in central Damascus, ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO HAS HARSH WORDS FOR SOUTH KOREA FERRY CREW President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ...

  • AP Top Business News At 5:33 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013 Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents High court to hear dispute about TV ...

  • Syrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3.

  • AP Top Health News At 5:04 a.m. EDT

    18 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury ...

  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections. The ministry posted details of the deaths in ...

  • Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage ...

  • Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police officers in Shanghai have begun carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time. It is part of a China-wide boost in police firepower in response to a deadly mass knifing attack ...

  • Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine. U.S. crude for May delivery was down 12 cents at $104.18 in electronic trading on the New ...

  • Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea. Oil declined but stayed above $104 per ...

  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) PERTH, Australia (AP) — 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 Malaysia Airlines ...

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