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  • Clash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement that military and special police forces killed "up to five terrorists" on...

  • Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life. The weeks since have been a mix of emotional...

  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs. "We got one!" he shouted, pulling pink tape from his waders...

  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to...

  • Central bank: Spanish growth doubled in Q1

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam. Figures Thursday from the Bank of Spain show that economic growth doubled in the first quarter to a quarterly rate of 0.4 percent from the previous three-month period largely on the back of a pick-up in...

  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The wood and iron steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was...

  • Kashmiris stage protests during Indian election

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters hurled rocks at polling stations in the disputed Himalayan territory Thursday and shouted "Down with India!" on a major day of voting in the country's general election. Indian forces used tear gas and wooden batons to disperse...

  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved...

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack...

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris, also urged the new Kiev government to...

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