• UN Mideast envoy calls on Security Council for Israel action

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should present a framework for negotiations that "may be the only way to preserve the goal of a two-state...

  • Argentine appeals court throws out case against president

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    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a case accusing President Cristina Fernandez and other top officials of a major cover-up deal with Iran, giving a victory of sorts to an administration that has been rocked by the mysterious death of the...

  • Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

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    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity by the court in February, which...

  • UK prime minister, opposition leader in live TV interviews

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    LONDON (AP) — It wasn't quite a debate, but back-to-back live televised interviews of Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband were billed Thursday as the unofficial campaign kickoff six weeks before Britain's general election. The two did not share a stage or...

  • Mexico City businesses cite losses during Bond filming

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre." Officials have announced some street closures in the nearly...

  • Strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race

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    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called...

  • Gov. Scott Walker's immigration stance at center of dispute

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's position on immigration erupted on Thursday, highlighting the Republican's struggle to appeal to conservatives on the explosive issue as he prepares to launch a Republican presidential bid. The two-term governor has...

  • Leaders urge patience in Detroit-area police beating probe

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    INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — City leaders urged public patience Thursday as authorities investigate the arrest of a black motorist who was pulled from his car, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit. The city manager, police...

  • Semi plows into unfinished Texas interstate bridge; 1 killed

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    SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions, authorities said. The truck hit a beam being used to build a bridge across Interstate 35 in Salado,...

  • 2 US funds to invest $900 million in Mexican gas pipeline

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Pemex has signed an agreement giving two investment funds a 45 percent stake in a natural gas pipeline in exchange for $900 million. The Los Ramones pipeline will transport natural gas from Texas to Mexico and is intended to...

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