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  • Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that...

  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound...

  • Russian economy slows amid Ukraine crisis

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. Alexei Ulyukayev told parliament Wednesday that the situation had worsened because of "the acute international situation of the past two...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has...

  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said. The man was stopped by an officer...

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing...

  • Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal...

  • More NC Senate candidates release money totals

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. Mark Harris' campaign said Tuesday it has raised $398,000 during the first quarter, raising his campaign...

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. They are making the...

  • 3 rescued from ship taking on water in New Orleans

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crew members aboard a towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON'-chuh-train). Coast Guard Sector New Orleans' command center received a report Tuesday that the UTV Todd Michael was...

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