• NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two...

  • 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating...

  • Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why...

  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities...

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by...

  • Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in gender bias case after discrepancy in jury count

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in gender bias case after discrepancy in jury count.

  • Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against female worker who filed lawsuit

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against female worker who filed lawsuit .

  • At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security forces seeking to recapture the facility, a Somali police official said. One survivor who made...

  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite...

  • Charges filed under new Colorado law in attack on pregnant woman

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 22 min ago

    DENVER — The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother's belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder. The lack of the more serious charge for Dynel Lane, 34, angered activists and led...

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