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Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout that left 3 people dead

Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint, Ukraine and Russia traded blame for the event

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. Read more »

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Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an... Read more »

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest... Read more »

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Film about man's crusade against child sex slavery discussed, previewed at Comic Con

"The Abolitionists," a film about a nonprofit organization and its committed CEO who are taking on child sex slavery, was previewed at Comic Con following a panel discussion on storytelling and... Read more »

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Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were... Read more »

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Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual... Read more »

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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

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. Read more »

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4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic... Read more »

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Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against... Read more »

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement... Read more »

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Month after Washington mudslide: husband found, wife missing

The family of John Regelbrugge III, who died along with his wife in the devastating mudslide last month, laid the veteran Navy commander to rest in a California cemetery with full military honors. Read more »

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Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

A slow-motion disaster is unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home in half inches toward more houses and businesses below. Read more »

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife... Read more »

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Muddy wasteland awaits Obama's visit to mudslide

The floodwaters that covered the dead have been drained. Whirring excavators scoop shattered timber and deep muck. Outside each cab, a sentry studies the overturned debris for any sign of the last... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Ride-sharing business launches despite warnings from Salt Lake City

Lyft, a new ride-sharing service that links people through a cellphone app, has begun in Salt Lake City. But city leaders warn that the service is operating illegally. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed

An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

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... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika, 77, wins 4th term

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Spokeswoman: departing Sebelius not considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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