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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Police say two fire trucks have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, slamming one engine into a restaurant and causing several injuries, some of them...

Pakistani Taliban declare end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed...

Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more...

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

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Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

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Drone found no objects from MH370

The first mission of an underwater drone searching for the Malaysia Airlines plane wreck turned up nothing of interest.

The automated submarine vehicle was deployed...

No new signals in search for MH370

No new acoustic signals have been detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370....

 

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Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years atop the Empire State Building

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Snoop Dogg recruited for 'Call of Duty' voiceovers

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Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show

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DiCaprio to go from Wall Street to the wilderness

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'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co‑founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo."...

Japan business mood up, outlook clouded by tax hike

TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence at Japanese manufacturers grew in April for the first time in three months, and a more moderate dip is seen over...

Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google

Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google: Re/code...

Guinea‑Bissau in run‑off vote

BISSAU (Reuters) - Jose Mario Vaz, Guinea‑Bissau's former finance minister, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, a candidate seen closest to the army, in a May...

Kerry heads for crunch Ukraine talks as tensions rise

US Secretary of State John Kerry left Wednesday for Geneva for high‑stakes talks on Ukraine, armed with the threat of more sanctions against Moscow if...

Iranian negotiators reject hardline criticism of nuclear talks

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Iranian hardliners stepped up criticism of Tehran's negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme on Wednesday, but negotiators defended the...

 

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Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

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Sales of homes for more than $10 million increase

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in...

Australia welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a...

Man executed for killing three members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex‑girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed...

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U. N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to...

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform‑minded...

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human‑like than ever

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Tencent launches Candy Crush game in China

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as...

US tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

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Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation four consoles

Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video...

California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised...

New kind of trial aims to speed cancer drug development

Scientists and drugmakers are pioneering a new kind of clinical trial that changes the way cancer drugs are studied, potentially cutting both the time and...

Study reveals US diabetic heart attacks, strokes falling

In the midst of the U. S. diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting....

Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles

An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said...

 

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Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

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Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

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Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

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Flute player age 79 joins elementary school band

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US man sentenced to sit at corner with 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

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