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  • Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday. A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov...

  • Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. The carrot-stick strategy emerged as diplomats from Ukraine, the U.S., the European...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ REAL MADRID BEATS BARCELONA IN SPANISH CUP FINAL Gareth Bale's wonder goal gives Real Madrid a 2-1 win over arch rival Barcelona in Spain's Copa del Rey final...

  • Cashner solid in Padres' 4-2 win over Rockies

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner appears ready for the national spotlight. With a few more performances like the ones he's turned in this season, Cashner's name will be well-known throughout baseball. Cashner gutted his way into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia drove in two runs...

  • De La Rosa goes 6 in Rockies' 4-2 loss to Padres

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was a small but important step for Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa. Fresh off a demotion to the bullpen after three subpar performances, the former 16-game winner was suddenly thrust back out to the mound Wednesday night and turned in an encouraging performance in...

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. Nationwide voting began...

  • Grossman to debate head of Massachusetts gun lobby

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman is planning to face off against the head of the state's gun lobby in a debate over proposed changes in gun laws. Grossman, a Democratic candidate for governor, said the debate with Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts...

  • Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — A measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies is up for a vote in the Colorado Legislature. A House committee is considering the proposal Thursday afternoon. It comes amid concerns that children...

  • Asia stocks subdued, Nikkei weak on profit taking

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were subdued on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Profit taking set in following a sharp rise in Tokyo the day before and as comments from the country's central bank governor left...

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar. The Australian editor of the Phuketwan website and his Thai colleague appeared at a court Thursday on the...

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