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  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by...

  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85. He had been hospitalized with respiratory problems since March 12...

  • Massachusetts gov. says marathon confidence high

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he is looking forward to a safe Boston Marathon after an emotional week marking the anniversary of the bombing that killed three people. Patrick made his remarks while touring the multi-agency coordination center at the...

  • Marine accused of prostitute murder goes on trial

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Marine charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is scheduled to go on trial this week. A court martial will be held for Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Monday. A Honolulu police detective...

  • AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria...

  • Coast Guard seeks pollution source in SC marinas

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is looking for the source of pools of thick, purple pollution in Charleston waters. The Coast Guard said Sunday a team was trying to determine the amount and source of the diesel-type pollutants found in three marinas late Saturday. Most of...

  • Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff recently honored the...

  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. "Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was...

  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an...

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease,...

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