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Protester rushes ECB chief Draghi at press conference

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:20am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A female protester interrupted the European Central Bank's press conference on Wednesday, screaming "End ECB dictatorship" while she rushed the stage and threw what looked like confetti....
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As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:26am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination....
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AP PHOTOS: Relatives weep, toss flowers for ferry dead

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:23am
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- A solemn crowd of relatives of some of the 304 people, mostly schoolchildren, who died in a ferry sinking gathered at a small South Korean port Wednesday on the eve of the anniversary of one of the country's deadliest disasters....
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S. Koreans doubt ferry sinking will inspire improved safety

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:33am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A year ago, as South Korea writhed in grief and fury after more than 300 people, most of them school kids, drowned in a ferry sinking, it seemed things would never be the same. Yet not much has really changed as the first anniversary of the Sewol disaster is marked Thursday....
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Conflicting takes mean tough work ahead for Iran nuke deal

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:19am
VIENNA (AP) -- As negotiators prepare to start drafting a final deal to curb Iran's atomic activities, conflicting U.S.-Iran takes on key elements mean tough work ahead of a June 30 deadline....
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Guam attorney general orders territory to allow gay marriage

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:36am
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Guam's attorney general on Wednesday directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage....
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Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but casual users won't need

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:35am
NEW YORK (AP) -- No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax forms. Creating your own PDF document is easy, with features built into major Web browsers and Apple's Mac system, or available through an array of free Windows apps....
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'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:06am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you....
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Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45am
HONOLULU (AP) -- Tom Gray's family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941....
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:54pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria....
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Police: College shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:36pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former community college student dismissed from a work-study program for too many absences is accused of fatally shooting his former supervisor, who was gay, and police are investigating the campus slaying as a possible hate crime....
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SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:34pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the company's third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:08pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries....
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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:52pm
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74....
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Expert: Tale of worker asleep in cargo hold is a warning

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:39pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- The misadventure of a baggage handler who fell asleep in the cargo hold of a jetliner should be a warning for airlines to improve security procedures, safety experts said Tuesday....
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Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:58pm
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on....
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Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:17pm
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (AP) -- Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on her state ration book and a daily hustle for extra rice or cooking oil....
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Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:53pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront the nation's "biggest challenges in an honest way."...
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French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm
PARIS (AP) -- Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs - while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way....
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