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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:29pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school....
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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:31pm
ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels....
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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:15pm
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties....
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Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:50pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested....
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Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:29pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders....
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APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:08pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report....
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AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:32pm
Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified....
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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too....
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57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:30pm
VIENNA (AP) -- A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground....
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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:16pm
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:...
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MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:09pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects....
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AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:09am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl....
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Advice to Democrats: Don't say `recovery'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser....
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White House updating online privacy policy

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:40am
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain....
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Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:13am
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) -- Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation....
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Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:12am
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them....
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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:47am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought....
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Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults....
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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:36am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions....
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:55pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast....
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