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In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:33am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched - or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler....
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Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:27am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him....
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Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:31am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims....
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Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:48am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown....
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Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:48am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them....
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Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:47am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night....
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AP PHOTOS: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:46am
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep in the oceans and across thousands of miles of frozen continent is another side of Antarctica that is both forbidding and mysterious....
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Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:33am
ROME (AP) -- Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all....
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About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:14am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved....
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Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:54pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament....
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US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels....
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Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority....
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End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution....
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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:10pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places....
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University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:08pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday....
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The Latest: Church service in Duesseldorf for crash families

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:45pm
10:40 p.m. (2140 GMT, 5:40 p.m. EDT)...
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Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:26pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting....
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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:43pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday....
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Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yet

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer....
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Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:35pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long - up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights....
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