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  • Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the door of a mosque in the Arab town of Umm ...

  • Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.

  • Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance. Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, ...

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? ...

  • AP Top News At 5:06 a.m. EDT

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine Rescuers rush to reach hundreds in SKorean ferry 12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest White House updating online privacy policy Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane Remembering an officer ...

  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to ...

  • Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation. The decisions came after the International Court of Justice ordered Japan last month to suspend Antarctic ...

  • Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged.

  • Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev. Ukraine and Russia agreed on Thursday to take tentative steps toward calming tensions along ...

  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist ...

  • Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards. A spokesman for the Faryab provincial government, Ahmad Jawad ...

  • Clinton White House documents set for release

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care ...

  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ "A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. ___ "With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, ...

  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PERTH, Australia (AP) — Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while ...

  • Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much ...

  • Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn't convince ...

  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist. The ...

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:27 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Rescuers rush to save hundreds as fresh questions emerge about SKorean ferry captain's actions 6 Nepal guides killed, 9 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest ahead of peak climb season White House updating online privacy policy, says wont share data ...

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