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  • Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the ...

  • AP Top News at 11:00 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in ...

  • Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says.

    6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. .

  • Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

    6 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1iBazDw ) ...

  • Myanmar says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month

    6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in the northeastern, strife-torn state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month. The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by President Thein Sein's ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 10:53 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Crowd overflows from St. Peter's Square for Pope's Easter Mass under sunny skies Transcript shows confusion, indecision over evacuation as SKorea ferry sank; death toll now 58 Delay in evacuation of SKorean car ferry puzzles maritime experts; vessels can capsize ...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against Russia Sens. Bob Corker and Chris Murphy warn that Moscow thus far has ignored efforts by the United States and European nations ...

  • Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attack

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting. Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack on ...

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, ...

  • Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive. Just minutes before the ...

  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    6 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him. But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential ...

  • Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq

    7 hours ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 10:06 a.m. EDT

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants Woman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, ...

  • Report: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New York

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York. The report Sunday by the official ISNA news agency quotes Iran's senior ...

  • 4-year-old half siblings die in overnight NYC fire

    7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived. The New York Police Department says officers responded ...

  • Abdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote results

    7 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results released in Afghanistan's presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely. Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani, the chairman of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, announced the results ...

  • Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo ...

  • Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

    8 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix. It's been a slow ...

  • Gunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairo

    8 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target Egypt's security services. Political ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 8:54 a.m. EDT

    8 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86 Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP Vettel asked to make way for teammate again Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov Warriors beat ...

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