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  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions,...

  • French President Hollande's top aide resigns

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle —Hollande's political adviser and head of his communication staff — had denied...

  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about...

  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported. The bombing occurred as worshippers left the Bilal...

  • Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa,...

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite...

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since...

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time is running out with hundreds of millions of dollars in...

  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — 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 for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The three people killed...

  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy several unoccupied homes and businesses. A geologist said Friday it's unlikely the 100-foot-high hillside...

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