• Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is...

  • AP PHOTOS: As the Lincoln Continental returns; a look back

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    Ford Motor Co. said Monday that the Lincoln Continental is coming back after a 13-year hiatus. A concept version of the full-size Continental will be shown at the New York auto show this week. The production car goes on sale next year. Lincoln, Ford's luxury division, was founded in...

  • Who claims what property seized in Cuba? Facts and figures

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    Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island's economy. But a look at long-unsettled claims for what was taken shows that many of the Americans who lost out...

  • Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

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    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan. Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting the Continental with a concept car debuting at this week's New York Auto Show. The full-size sedan goes on sale next year. The...

  • Man suspected of shooting at off-duty LAPD officer detained

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have detained a man suspected of shooting at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer from a car before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county. Det. Meghan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the LAPD, said the officer returned...

  • China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols

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    BEIJING (AP) — China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country. Three Chinese navy ships were diverted to the port of Aden to rescue about 500 Chinese nationals caught in the conflict,...

  • 'Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash

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    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Norman Greenbaum, 72, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, was the...

  • Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake

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    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries. A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) was measured in the harbor of...

  • Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue Devils are going to their 16th Final Four, and a record-tying 12th...

  • Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought on LPGA Tour

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    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed. Four birdies in a five-hole...

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