• Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip. The Cabinet ministers, all from the West Bank, are spending the week in Gaza in hopes of wresting more control from the Islamic...

  • Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HELSINKI (AP) — Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Andersen says Dmitry Rogozin's visit was...

  • Hundreds gather to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others. Survivors of the April 19, 1995, attack and relatives...

  • Florida gyrocopter pilot returns to Florida, awaits hearing

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through. Doug Hughes had hoped to raise awareness...

  • Evacuation orders lifted near Southern California wildfire

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a Southern California dam. The Riverside County Fire Department reports the evacuations were lifted early Sunday. The orders covered about 300 homes. Authorities say the fire...

  • Mental health funding cuts stir outcry in Connecticut

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut state grants to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and some families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut. Advocates say the Democratic governor's spending...

  • Ohio hospitals conduct statewide colon cancer screening

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio cancer center is leading a statewide colon cancer screening in a study aimed at preventing the disease. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center says the project involving 42 hospitals around the state hopes to screen all Ohioans diagnosed...

  • Cancer diagnosis prompts sisters to have preventive surgery

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Dulce Noonan's cancer diagnosis may have saved her sister's life. When Noonan was told she had Stage 3A breast cancer, the news, naturally, frightened her. But the experience was also eerily familiar: Every woman on her father's side of the family had been...

  • Newport gears up for international race _ and tourists

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Newport is gearing up to be the only North American stop for the international Volvo Ocean Race, hoping it will be a huge boost to the city-by-the-sea's economy. Sail Newport executive director Brad Reed says the race is an opportunity to "show off...

  • ND tourism officials expand motorcycle patch program

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota tourism officials are expanding a program that allows motorcycle riders to earn a patch after traveling five of the state's scenic byways and backways. Officials are making it easier for riders to earn a patch by adding new routes and state parks to...

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