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  • AP Top International News At 8:10 a.m. EDT

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous' Syria to hold presidential election on June 3 Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise APNewsBreak: Elephants endangered by land ...

  • She sold Belgian waffles at the 1964 World's Fair

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites. But that's what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New ...

  • Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country. His visit comes a day after violence erupted in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement last week aimed at easing tensions. Biden ...

  • Halliburton posts $622M in 1st-qtr net income

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    (AP) Halliburton says it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago. Its latest results topped Wall Street expectations, and its shares edged up in premarket trading Monday. The Houston-based company reported net income ...

  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea. Abe's offering ...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that ...

  • AP Top News at 7:05 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous' JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling ...

  • New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander. The Monday morning attack targeted the rugged mountainous area ...

  • Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    1 hour, 25 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

    1 hour, 36 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

    1 hour, 37 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

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (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

    1 hour, 49 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

    2 hours, 9 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

    2 hours, 9 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

    2 hours, 22 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

    2 hours, 30 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

    2 hours, 35 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

    2 hours, 47 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

    2 hours, 48 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 ...

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