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Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come'

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:47am
HAVANA (AP) -- Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. In February, they were up 187 percent; and so far this month, nearly 250 percent....
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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:15am
LONDON (AP) -- When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers....
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Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:21am
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore mourned longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with raw emotion and a blanket of relentlessly positive coverage on its tightly scripted state television on Monday, mythologizing a man who was as respected as he was feared....
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Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:41am
BEIRUT (AP) -- For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their bloodiest defeat in Syria since the air campaign began in September....
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Justices hear free speech dispute over license plates

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is weighing a free-speech challenge to Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag....
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Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:13am
When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion....
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7 children killed in house fire head to Israel for burial

AP Top Stories - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:24am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The bodies of seven siblings who died in a house fire are headed to Israel for burial, a day after their sobbing father told mourners in his ultra-Orthodox Jewish community how much joy they had brought him....
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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:00pm
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:31pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Shockers beat Jayhawks 78-65 in NCAA Tournament showdown

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:20pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don't let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away....
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Vote blunts rise of France's far-right National Front

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:15pm
PARIS (AP) -- France's governing Socialists never expected to do well in Sunday's first-round local elections, and their strategy worked just as planned: Their conservative rivals took first place....
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Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:50pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head. A teenager who is believed to have turned suicide bomber, and others suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State movement. All of them, Australian....
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Trice leads Michigan State over Virginia again 60-54

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:57pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: "Don't let this be your last game."...
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'Insurgent' seizes top spot; 'The Gunman' misfires

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:02pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent."...
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US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 2:17pm
TAJI, Iraq (AP) -- As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale operations continuing to recapture territory from the Sunni militants....
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AP PHOTOS: Temple stirs Northern Ireland hearts to fiery end

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:41am
DUBLIN (AP) -- They came. They saw. They burned it down....
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AP PHOTOS: Fresh water _ the world's most precious resource

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:49am
It courses through Bangkok's bustling canals and the world's mighty rivers. It is the lifeblood of the desert oasis as well as North America's Great Lakes....
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More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees....
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Aden: Refuge of Yemen's president and target of his enemies

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:15am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- This port city, perched on an extinct volcano protruding into the Arabian Sea on Yemen's far southern edge, has become perhaps the last refuge of the country's embattled president, and it feels like now all his enemies are bearing down on it....
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Colombia drug debate revived as herbicide deemed carcinogen

AP Top Stories - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:18am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs....
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