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New Georgia gun laws allow arms in schools, airports

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings...

As Israel peace talks teeter, Palestinian factions vow unity

Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip forged a new reconciliation agreement on Wednesday, angering Israel at a time when US‑brokered peace...

First troops land in Poland as US beefs up Baltic presence

The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and to the Baltic states...

France, US back sanctions against South Sudan

France and the United States called for the UN Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiraling violence in the country's civil war,...

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....

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...

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: Eastern Ukraine Standoff Continues; The Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies; Obama visits famous Tokyo sushi restaurant; Volcanoes...

Tech giants win big in first quarter results

Summary: Apple's 7-for-1 stock split; Facebook profit triples; stocks break six‑day winning streak; Boeing earnings beat forecasts; Amazon's HBO deal. Bobbi Rebell reports....

 

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Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies

NEW YORK (AP) — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this...

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....

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.

A spokeswoman for the "Tron: Legacy" actress confirms the couple welcomed son...

Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's...

 

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Goldman loses four Asia prime brokerage execs to rivals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least four mid‑level executives are leaving Goldman Sachs Group's <GS. N> Asia prime brokerage unit to join rival banks, people...

Germany's private sector expands faster in April: PMI

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry...

Tech giants win big in first quarter results

Summary: Apple's 7-for-1 stock split; Facebook profit triples; stocks break six‑day winning streak; Boeing earnings beat forecasts; Amazon's HBO deal. Bobbi Rebell reports....

US, euro zone activity up; China decline slows

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The U. S. manufacturing sector expanded in April and the euro zone private sector started the second quarter on its strongest...

Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement....

France, US back sanctions against South Sudan

France and the United States called for the UN Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiraling violence in the country's civil war,...

Conservative Koch‑backed group uses soft touch in recruiting Hispanics

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The conservative advocacy groups backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are known mostly for spending millions of dollars...

Obama not hopeful North Korea will change soon

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future.

Obama says...

 

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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,...

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...

Judge releases tape of would‑be assassin's exam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial...

Defiant Egypt workers pose challenge to next president

Egypt's next president will have to contend with frustrated workers who have threatened a new wave of nationwide strikes if their demands are not met...

Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old‑time band played as fans made their...

Swaziland opposition leaders, activists detained

Swaziland police detained the leaders of banned political parties and several activists Wednesday at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King...

Samsung apps a turn‑off according to report

The company might well be the world's most popular Android handset maker, but when it comes to offering its consumers apps they value, Samsung still...

The Samsung Galaxy S5, a smartphone for the one percent?

In its first week on sale the latest Samsung flagship smartphone accounts for almost one percent of all Android phones in use globally.

The handset,...

Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

A feel‑good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted...

Soviet space capsule up for sale in Belgium

For those who have everything, how about a Soviet‑era space capsule dating back to the 1970s, when it carried three cosmonauts into space?

German firm...

FDA proposes first regulations for e‑cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels...

WHO hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and that the body is better off...

Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday....

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...

 

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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...

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 --...

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...

 

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Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on...

Benzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern

Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first‑half goal gave them a 1-0 first‑leg...

Pacquiao has lost his pop: Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino's superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength...

Fu ends Gould world championship jinx

Hong Kong ace cuesman Marco Fu set up a second round clash with former world champion Shaun Murphy at this year's snooker world championships with...

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...