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  • Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. He donned a...

  • Bills great Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer. Dan Kelly tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that barring any...

  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of...

  • Schauer releases plan to raise education funding

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Wednesday he would make education his top budget priority, but didn't specify how much he'd spend on schools or universities. Schauer and his running mate, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, blasted Republican...

  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents. The governor, who's seeking re-election this...

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus. The woman waited five hours for treatment at...

  • German media boss says he's scared of Google

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent. Mathias Doepfner, the chairman of Axel-Springer SE, accuses Google of abusing its dominance in the field of online search to squeeze out...

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over...

  • Nigerian military: 121 kidnapped students free

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says all but eight of 129 female students kidnapped from a northeastern school by Islamic militants are free. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade says one of the kidnappers has been captured. Without giving details he says "the others have been...

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed. The law was approved by...

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