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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:48am
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader....
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5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:46am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president....
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Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:40am
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record....
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:00am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem....
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US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:36am
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali....
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Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:02am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery....
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How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:19am
Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands....
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:16am
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon....
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Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:48am
HONG KONG (AP) -- All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home....
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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:14am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred....
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S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why....
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South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:00am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye....
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Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:49am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter....
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:07am
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana....
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Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:42pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened....
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