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  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors. Lawmaker Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said on his website that he...

  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't...

  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials...

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized...

  • Man detained after threats at LA Times building

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said. A psychologist requested a 72-hour hold for the 28-year-old man at a...

  • Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday. Christian Morales, 20, was charged with...

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Updated: 10 min ago

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three...

  • Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

    Updated: 56 min ago

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday. The body found Friday off Interstate 190 has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County District...

  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry. Jenkintown Mayor Ed Foley, in a gut-busting campaign to draw attention to the tiny borough's varied restaurant scene, set out to...

  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Workers and residents have watched helplessly in recent...

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