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  • AP Top Strange News At 8 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency ...

  • Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is ...

  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced. Ali Benflis told supporters at his headquarters that preliminary ...

  • Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ELDORADO, Texas (AP) — State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison ...

  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all ...

  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday. Ukraine, which ...

  • Dutch man's case may be linked to Amanda Todd

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have filed indecent assault and child pornography charges against a 35-year-old man suspected of blackmailing underage girls to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. Dutch broadcaster Omroep Brabant has suggested the unidentified suspect's ...

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of ...

  • Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council says the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich Arab states. ...

  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester. ...

  • Argentina considers crackdown on street protests

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's populist government is proposing a radical change in how it deals with street protests after a decade of permissive policing. Governing party deputy Carlos Kunkel wants to require all protesters to notify police two ...

  • Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that that holds out substantial hope for a ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 4:31 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency 79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band In ...

  • Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying ...

  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is meeting to discuss an unprecedented U.N. report that accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity. Thursday's informal meeting comes as members of the U.N. commission of inquiry push for its findings ...

  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 7-7-1 (seven, seven, one)

  • AP Top International News At 4 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry UN: Iran cuts stock ...

  • Algeria's ailing president votes from wheelchair

    5 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ailing president was wheeled to the voting booth on Thursday to cast his ballot for his fourth term in an election he is expected to dominate as the few Algerians that do bother going to ...

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported ...

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