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  • Anne Frank House museum: Jewish diarist likely died earlier

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the Jewish girl whose World War II diary about her life hiding made her a symbol for all Holocaust victims likely died earlier than previously ...

  • US admiral says China 'creating great wall of sand' in sea

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions. Admiral ...

  • Unease about immigration at core of UK election campaign

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON, England (AP) — Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the local east-of-England accent. Immigration has ...

  • Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell by only 0.1 percent in the year to March, raising hopes that this current bout of deflation may soon come to an end. The modest decline reported ...

  • Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,092.19 in early trading and Germany's DAX edged ...

  • Several Turkish cities hit by power outage

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a glitch at Turkey's electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara. The blackout early on Tuesday has brought subway and tram services in Istanbul ...

  • Lavrov headed back to Iran talks, prospects 'good'

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is returning to the Iran talks, and says prospects for reaching agreement on a framework accord are "good." Diplomats face a midnight (2200GMT) deadline Tuesday to conclude agreement on the ...

  • Lufthansa insurers set aside $300 million over Alps crash

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from last week's crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps, in which 150 people died. Lufthansa spokeswoman Kerstin Lau confirmed ...

  • Activists: Syria attacks rebel-held Idlib, killing 14

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government forces have fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, killing more than a dozen people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees ...

  • Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll. That's the plan for economic development in the northwestern Tennessee town of Trimble that's home to about 600 people. Michael Ballard, the owner of the Full Throttle distillery, says the ...

  • Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group's site and a U.S.-based web resource for programmers that hosts some of the group's data. The anti-censorship ...

  • Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is tight, but most drivers are versed in the routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the gates of the National Security Agency. The start to the ...

  • Thai leader moves to lift marital law, impose absolute power

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister has asked the king for formal approval to lift martial law, which the military imposed ahead of a coup last May that overturned an elected government. The monarch's approval is considered a formality. Prime ...

  • Spain: Police arrest family, say children were to join jihad

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four members of a family, including two minors who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters. A ministry statement said a couple and two boys, both ...

  • Kuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500 million pledge

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has opened an international donors' conference for Syria with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid for the war-ravaged country. Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah made the pledge at the start of ...

  • New Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent ease

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he ...

  • Cal soccer player died running across Los Angeles freeway

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return had been killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a ...

  • Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. The policy ...

  • Myanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest. Though lauded as a significant step — the opposing sides have ...

  • Iran sends aid to Yemen's rebels amid Saudi-led airstrikes

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Iran's official news agency says Tehran has sent aid to Yemen, its first such shipment since a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states launched airstrikes last week to halt the advance of the country's Shiite rebels ...

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