• Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

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    TOKYO (AP) — Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. Chief...

  • Death toll in Kashmir flood rises to 15

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    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region. Police superintendent Fayaz Ahmed said Tuesday...

  • Officers talk to man wounded in mobile home park killings

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's officer said Monday. The man, described as a neighbor of the victims, is recovering at...

  • Tsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing

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    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. The defense called its first witnesses Monday. A cell site analyst said Tsarnaev's cell phone...

  • Knight Foundation to fund 32 projects to improve cities

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation is awarding grants to 32 innovative projects working to improve cities, totaling $5 million in funding. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is announcing Tuesday that the Knight Cities Challenge will award grants in 12 cities from more than 7,000...

  • 3-D print technology providing 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

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    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox of Los Alamitos never thought she needed a left hand. After all, she couldn't remember losing hers to compartment syndrome when she was 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3-D printer, that...

  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume. The "debt...

  • Singapore charges teen for video attacking Lee, Christianity

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    SINGAPORE (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity. In the eight-minute clip that was posted on YouTube, 16-year-old Amos Yee Pang Sang said that Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's...

  • Despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Despondent over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, displaced Gazans have begun to return to their damaged homes, patching up the structures with cinder blocks and plastic sheets and living in the unstable and unsafe buildings while they wait for...

  • Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

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    BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use. The organizers of the Solar Impulse 2 flight wrote in a statement that the plane landed in...

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