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Stocks edge higher as major earnings week starts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins....
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Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:13am
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea....
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Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:12am
DENVER (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana....
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Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:39am
NANJING, China (AP) -- Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound....
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John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:25am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium....
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Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:48am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....
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Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:34am
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities said....
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Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:34am
HAVANA (AP) -- The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb....
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Orioles can't hold 5-0 lead in 6-5 loss to Boston

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:10am
BOSTON (AP) -- A five-run lead wasn't enough to save Baltimore from a series of late defensive blunders....
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Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:24pm
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers....
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Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:56pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night....
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Rally falls short in Rockies 10-9 loss to Phillies

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:24pm
DENVER (AP) -- Forced to leave Sunday's game early because of pain in his left knee, Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said he plans to be back in the lineup for Colorado's next game Monday against San Francisco....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 8:55pm
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters....
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On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 7:18pm
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston....
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Celebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in New York

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:58pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits....
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Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:26pm
BOSTON (AP) -- "I need to run."...
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Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:33pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory....
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APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking....
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GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:13pm
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) -- The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade....
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