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Obama says more sanctions are 'teed up' for Russia

Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of...

Facebook earnings soar on mobile ads; CFO steps down

Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue....

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are...

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...

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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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest news for Thursday April 24th: Obama continues state visit across Asia; Death toll rises to 160 in sunken South Korean ferry disaster;...

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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Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

CHICAGO (AP) — A life‑sized bronze statue of esteemed movie critic Roger Ebert will be unveiled outside the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual...

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...

In US coming out party, Bollywood finds curious fans

Teresita Alonso had never watched an Indian film until she browsed the home‑order television service Netflix and, noticing the favorable reviews, took a chance on...

 

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Starwood rides economic recover to strong 1Q

Starwood's first‑quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations...

Protests on Dhaka factory disaster anniversary

Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to increase help for victims of the world's worst garment factory accident, as mass protests marked the one‑year anniversary...

Nokia says India plant unlikely to be part of Microsoft deal

Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to...

Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal

Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim looked on Thursday to have at last secured a firm European foothold with a deal giving him effective control of...

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....

Mali 2012 coup leader facing fresh charge over mass grave

Malian prosecutors have charged 2012 coup leader Amadou Sanogo with complicity to murder over the discovery of a mass grave of loyalist soldiers, judicial sources...

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...

Putin says Kiev's actions in east Ukraine will 'have consequences'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that deployment of military in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities was a crime against its own people that...

 

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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...

Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims

Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games....

Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to...

Indonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe

A prestigious international school in Indonesia says it is cooperating with police in their investigation into an alleged child abuse case that has triggered intense...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Policeman guns down three at Kabul hospital

An Afghan policeman opened fire Thursday on staff at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity, killing three Americans in the latest deadly attack...

Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels...

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...

 

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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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Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events....

Arab‑Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder...

Heat and Blazers go up 2-0, Texan series squared

LeBron James was again to the fore as Miami beat Charlotte on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first‑round playoff series, while...

Figure skating champion Hanyu braced for new rivals

Yuzuru Hanyu, who has become the Olympic and world champion less than four years after his senior debut, expects a fresh shakeup in men's figure...

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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