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Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

42 min 59 sec ago
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned....
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Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

2 hours 9 min ago
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers - Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude....
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Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail

2 hours 10 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance....
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NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

2 hours 15 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

2 hours 27 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

2 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime....
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Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

2 hours 32 min ago
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine....
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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

3 hours 30 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business....
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283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

4 hours 35 min ago
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....
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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

4 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

5 hours 36 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

6 hours 43 min ago
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history....
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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

7 hours 33 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack....
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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

7 hours 51 min ago
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others....
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Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

8 hours 23 min ago
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person....
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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

8 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years....
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Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

8 hours 31 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square....
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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

8 hours 53 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place....
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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

9 hours 4 min ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours....
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10 Things to Know for Today

9 hours 9 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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