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AP PHOTOS: Millions in Europe view eclipse with odd devices

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:40pm
SVALBARD, Norway (AP) -- A solar eclipse briefly darkened the sky over northern Europe on Friday, and millions used sun viewers ranging from a welder's mask to a dental X-ray to watch the cosmic phenomenon....
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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:04pm
GENEVA (AP) -- By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds for patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground....
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Officials: Tunisian gunmen trained in Libya, known to police

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:24pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The two gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack and were known to authorities, Tunisian security officials said Friday....
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Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:22pm
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) -- Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe....
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Italy shows off restored Pompeii villa as EU deadline looms

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:57am
POMPEII, Italy (AP) -- Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story as it races to shore up the site that has been marred by such mismanagement and neglect that it risked losing EU funding and being delisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site....
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Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild and unexpected

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:52am
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs....
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This March, 14 is the new 12 in the NCAA Tournament

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:43am
Fourteen is the new 12 this year at the NCAA Tournament....
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Burning of ornate tower stirs Northern Ireland hearts, minds

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:06am
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland may never again see a bonfire so graceful or heartfelt....
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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:19am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher....
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5 key findings from AP's story on WHO and the Ebola outbreak

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:13am
GENEVA (AP) -- In the aftermath of the world's biggest outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organization acknowledged it was too slow to act, blaming factors including a lack of real-time information and the unprecedented nature of the epidemic....
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State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:15am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- State legislators are pushing to make it much harder to release police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable....
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As spring dawns, New Englanders recount snow's lessons

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:45am
BOSTON (AP) -- The snowbanks are shrinking, and hope - like birdsong - is in the air....
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UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:28am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The U.N. is warning that the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water by 2030 unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource....
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A year later, scars of deadliest US landslide remain fresh

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:07am
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The new sign for Steelhead Drive is fresh green with white lettering. But the road it announces is a mere stub of pavement, ending in a massive gray-and-brown scab of mud, clay and broken timber where a rural Washington state neighborhood once sat....
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Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they can govern....
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A look at the main focus of Iran nuke talks: enrichment

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:08am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Want to understand what nuclear talks with Iran are about but don't know uranium from plutonium, or a centrifuge from a fuel cycle?...
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Thousands wait for relief in Vanuatu as death toll inches up

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:22am
TANNA ISLAND, Vanuatu (AP) -- Thousands of people left homeless by a fierce cyclone remained stuck in shelters across Vanuatu on Friday, waiting for relief and longing for a return to normalcy as the death toll from the disaster rose by two to 13....
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Ashley Judd fires back over online threats, comments

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:11am
Actress and Kentucky Wildcats fan Ashley Judd is firing back at those who posted threats and hateful comments online after she tweeted that she thought Arkansas was playing dirty in its SEC basketball matchup with her alma mater....
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U.Va. arrest raises questions about agency's powers

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:53pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism has prompted some lawmakers to question whether state liquor control agents should have the power to arrest people....
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