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Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."...
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Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:44pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections....
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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret....
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Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:15pm
BOSTON (AP) -- A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded....
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French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:34pm
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school - including boys as young as 14 - as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus....
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Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:59am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
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APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday....
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Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years....
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False leads in search for missing jet

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:06am
If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:...
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Egypt: el-Sissi in final step to run for president

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:49am
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement....
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MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:05am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony....
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Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:17am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:36am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:02am
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty....
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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:57pm
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home....
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Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:53pm
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison....
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Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:34pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base....
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No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:03pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards....
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Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:43pm
BERLIN (AP) -- The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday....
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Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:54pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote....
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