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Contestant of 'The Bachelorette' dies in Utah accident

A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's reality TV show "The Bachelorette" has died, the program's producers said on Wednesday....

Obama set for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine

U. S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end...

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's...

Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo...

Underwater search for MH370 continues

As the 13th underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 begins, authorities have yet to find any signs of the wreckage despite examining almost all...

Malaysia to release MH370 report

Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as the government battles widespread criticism over the...

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate...

Debris found on Australian beach not from MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet....

 

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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday April 24th: Ukraine's military launches operation in Eastern Ukraine; Three American doctors are killed in Kabul; Obama continues state...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history:Eight US servicemen killed in Iran; Easter Rising begins in Ireland; Ottoman empire begins mass deportation of Armenians;Leftist students hold...

Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court

Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples urged a federal judge to strike down Oregon's voter approved ban on same sex marriage. State attorneys are...

 

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Contestant of 'The Bachelorette' dies in Utah accident

A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's reality TV show "The Bachelorette" has died, the program's producers said on Wednesday....

Miley Cyrus postpones US tour

Miley Cyrus is postponing her U. S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August....

Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo...

Amazon grabs rights to stream older HBO shows

Amazon.com's streaming video service will offer some older shows from premium‑cable channel HBO starting next month, a deal that intensifies both companies' competition with subscription‑video...

 

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Apple, Google agree to pay over $300m to settle lawsuit

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million (192.8 million pounds) to settle a lawsuit accusing...

GM posts lower profit after recall

General Motors Co's first‑quarter profit tumbled 88 percent on Thursday due to the massive recall for defective ignition switches, and shares fell 1.3 percent after...

Facebook first quarter revenue grows 72% on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets....

LME copper rises on supply‑demand hopes

Copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) has closed higher as investors saw an improved supply‑demand outlook for the metal....

Proposed US rules leave open Internet fast lanes

Internet fast lanes that seemingly run counter to the concept of "net neutrality" would be allowed under rules proposed by US regulators eager to keep...

Russia offers gas talks with EU, Ukraine in Moscow

Russia's Energy Ministry has proposed European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger to hold a three‑way meeting on gas between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission...

Campaign 2016: Texas Governor Perry says he needs prep

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016....

Obama set for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine

U. S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end...

 

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Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you.

Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring...

Creative hobbies lead to better job performance

Looking for ways to become more effective or improve your problem‑solving skills at work? According to a new study, it may be worth trading your...

Arianna Huffington to write well‑being content for Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels has tapped media mogul Arianna Huffington to serve as an ambassador for the professional and work pillar of the brand's wide‑sweeping well‑being movement,...

Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey is a slobbering 18-month‑old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

Winning a pageant before...

Top hacker says US spies on Australia

One of the world's top cyber‑security experts says the biggest threat facing Australia is the US....

Obama set for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine

U. S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end...

First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question‑and‑answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year‑old girl in...

Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 low‑ranking soldiers who had been protesting for equal treatment in the country's armed...

Apple, Google agree to pay over $300m to settle lawsuit

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million (192.8 million pounds) to settle a lawsuit accusing...

Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal

Video game publishers don't take many risks with their most popular franchises.

You know exactly what you are going to get from a new "Call...

Facebook first quarter revenue grows 72% on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets....

Apple TV getting ready for prime time

The next‑generation miniature set‑top‑box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks set to feature Siri‑like voice commands and games console features and...

Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number...

Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

People who boosted their coffee intake by "moderate to large" doses in a US‑based study had a lower risk for adult‑onset diabetes than those with...

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up...

Uruguay to limit pot buyers to 10 grams a week

Uruguay is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no details be...

 

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Five things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens...

From gardens to museums, five free things in Glasgow

The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone....

Part of Florida history to step back into spotlight

Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, a historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will...

Rome braces for pilgrim crowds at pope saints ceremony

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday for an historic event --...

 

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Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course‑record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic....

Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis

Substitute Lima scored six minutes from the end to give Benfica a 2-1 win over Juventus in the Europa League first‑leg semifinals on Thursday....

Basketball star Wells settles suit against Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player who was expelled over what he says was a false rape allegation has settled his lawsuit...

Sevilla takes 2-0 lead against Valencia in Europa

Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca scored within four minutes of each other as Sevilla beat Valencia 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League...

US woman says beau stole her dog, TV on first date

No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and...

Canadian woman's letter arrives after 45-year delay

A 45-year‑old letter arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the correspondence from her younger sister decades after it was sent, Canadian...

California customers hit with $4000 Del Taco bill

What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers....

Boy survives five‑hour flight in plane's wheel well

A US teenager was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a bone‑chilling, low‑oxygen flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well, authorities...

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