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  • Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power. Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo led the March 2012 coup that facilitated the country's...

  • Mexico rescues 44 kidnapped Guatemalan migrants

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have freed 44 Guatemalan migrants who were being held in captivity by a band of six human traffickers. The migrants found at a safe house near the Guatemalan border include seven women and two boys, and are being held pending their return to...

  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago. Angie Schuitema (SKEYE'-tuh-muh) is the mother of Dr. Jerry Umanos' (oo-MAHN'-ohs) wife. Schuitema said...

  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of...

  • Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Within hours of the Ukrainian operation, which killed at...

  • Prosecutors urge death penalty in sailor's slaying

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors urged a jury on Thursday to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, arguing it's the only adequate punishment for a man they say has committed a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over...

  • Judge hears arguments in abortion lawsuit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood attorney is trying to convince a judge to permanently block a 2012 law that sets out conditions for abortions. The law requires a doctor to determine whether a woman's consent is voluntary and be in the room when the woman is given...

  • NYC hospital opens ER for 1st time since storm

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — NYU Langone Medical Center has opened its emergency room for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio were on hand Thursday for the reopening of the upgraded and expanded facility. It has more treatment rooms and space...

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