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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long‑delayed U....

South Korean city full of grief prepares for more

The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have...

Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year...

Washed up debris being examined for connection to MH370

Authorities are examining material that has washed ashore south of Perth to identify if it is related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight...

Washed up debris being examined for connection to MH370

Authorities are examining material that has washed ashore south of Perth to identify if it is related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight...

Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search

Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini‑sub plumbing the depths of the Indian...

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not...

Houston the calm face of Flight 370 search

He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern...

 

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Obama's journey East tests delicate Asian alliances

U. S. President Barack Obama heads to Japan kicking off an Asian tour amid simmering tension in the region. Experts say it's time for the...

AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Wednesday, April 23rd: President Obama visits with mudslide victims; Sunken South Korean ferry death toll reaches 146; Teen jet stowaway...

New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom for the annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Traditional Japanese dancers in kimonos...

 

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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....

Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

The Kenyan‑Mexican actress has been named as 2014's "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. ...

With awards, Bollywood shows growing imprint in US

Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for...

 

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Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon...

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season...

US stocks extend winning run to six days on pharma deals

Deals in the healthcare sector drove a rally on Wall Street. Stocks closed higher for the sixth day in a row....

South Korean cosmetics firm LG Household eyes Elizabeth Arden

South Korea's LG Household & Healthcare said Wednesday it was considering a purchase of global cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden....

US 'deeply concerned' over reported kidnap of journalist in Ukraine

The US State Department said it was "deeply concerned" Wednesday over reports that an American journalist was kidnapped by pro‑Russian separatists in Ukraine....

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations...

Obama fulfils dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo

US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful...

Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

President Jose Manuel Santos says he has reinstated ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro after a Colombian court ordered the move.

Santos said Wednesday that he...

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a...

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...

Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River...

Cara Delevingne models YSL's new Couture Palette makeup line

The luxury brand has chosen the British supermodel -- a frequent Yves Saint Laurent ambassador -- to represent its new Couture Palette collection, which includes...

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have...

Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Sri Lankan authorities plan to deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm....

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she...

37 killed in DR Congo train crash: official

At least 37 people were killed when a train derailed in the southeast of the Democratic Republic on Congo on Tuesday, the government said.

The...

Pentagon scientists show off life‑size robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first‑hand look at a life‑size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi‑tech researchers....

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps....

AT&T looks to expand super‑fast Internet service

Telecommunications titan AT&T on Monday unveiled an initiative to expand super‑fast Internet service in the US.

The move came in the face of growing competition...

Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

Brazil's Congress has passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web....

Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of...

US astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install a backup computer at the International Space Station after one...

Scholars analyze bones of Swedish medieval king

Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint...

 

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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...

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions...

Go For the Food: Homemade food in Jerusalem market

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's bustling open‑air Mahane Yehuda market offers a dizzying assault on the senses. Vendors compete with screams over the prices of their...

Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway

Schoenbrunn Palace was Marie‑Antoinette's summer childhood home and the beautiful and tragic Sissi's favoured residence. Mozart performed there as a child and Napoleon was so...

 

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Wizards beat Bulls in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Washington took a 2-0 lead over Chicago in their NBA first‑round playoff series with a topsy‑turvy 101-99 overtime win on Tuesday, while Toronto and Indiana...

Valverde wins Walloon Arrow Classic for 2nd time

Alejandro Valverde of Spain timed his climb on the closing Wall of Huy to perfection to win the Walloon Arrow classic ahead of Daniel Martin...

Pujols hits milestone with career homer 500

Dominican slugger Albert Pujols smacked two home runs off Washington pitcher Taylor Jordan to reach the 500-homer career milestone in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2...

Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO

Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday....

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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