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  • Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off NC coast

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy. Joe Hoyt of NOAA was the chief scientist for the expedition that discovered the U-boat...

  • Sax player behind 'Baker Street' solo dies at 60

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    LONDON (AP) — Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family says he died Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The...

  • Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher

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    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her. The 32-year-old defendant, Allen Prue, cried when the jury announced its...

  • APNewsBreak: Child welfare agency settles lawsuits

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child welfare agency has removed the names of five fired employees from a registry it maintains for people who have abused or neglected children. Union officials had voiced concern about an uptick in the number of workers placed on the registry,...

  • Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas. McCardel's support team says the 42 ½ hour effort is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon...

  • Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said Estonia considers the violation serious. She said the Baltic country "demands an explanation" as to...

  • Mexican military kills 19, suffers no casualties

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say 19 suspects died in three nearly simultaneous confrontations just across the border from Texas. The government of the border state of Tamaulipas says suspected drug gang members in each case opened fire on military or police. The government...

  • Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital. The Ottawa Hospital says it has taken in three patients, and two of them are in stable condition. The hospital would not comment on the status of the third patient, a soldier...

  • Guns, Giffords play big role in Arizona House race

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As the one-minute television campaign ad for U.S. Rep. Ron Barber extols the virtues of southern Arizona and independent thinking, the narrator's voice stands out. It's none other than the woman who once held the House seat: Gabby Giffords. Giffords and the...

  • Iranians protest acid attacks in central city

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians rallied on Wednesday in the central city of Isfahan and the capital, Tehran, to protest a string of acid attacks on women in Isfahan in recent months, the latest public outcry over the assaults that have shocked the nation. About 2,000 people gathered in...

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