• Myanmar police vow to take action against students blocking

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    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Police formed a human chain across a road leading to Myanmar's biggest city Wednesday, telling hundreds of student protesters that authorities would "take action" unless they dispersed. The standoff in front of a monastery in Letpadan, 140 kilometers (90...

  • Turkish jetliner skids off on runway, passengers safe

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital Wednesday skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries, officials said. Officials at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport said the plane with 238 people on board was...

  • Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed

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    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 18,724.03 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

  • Man involved in fatal Lakewood robbery gets life in prison

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    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man who was involved in a fatal robbery in Lakewood has been sentenced to life in prison. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says 23-year-old James Dominguez-Castor was sentenced Tuesday for the February 2014 slaying of 79-year-old Robert Phippen,...

  • Clinton asks if women want to see a female president

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday credited women with making a difference at all levels of government, asking an audience of female Democrats, "Don't you someday want to see a woman president?" On the cusp of a second presidential campaign, the former secretary of...

  • Washington Senate votes to move up presidential primary

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve a bill that would strengthen the state's 2016 presidential primary and move it from May to March. In a 36-12 vote, a bipartisan majority supported a bill from Secretary of State Kim Wyman to revamp how...

  • Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects

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    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged two more suspects, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants. The tribunal announced Tuesday that former Khmer Rouge navy chief Meas Muth...

  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures....

  • Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis

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    GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (AP) — The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze. Pink piglets nosed for scraps under the admiring gaze of former President Ronald Reagan's first secretary of agriculture and...

  • Utah Senate keeps medical marijuana under consideration

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana will stay a topic of discussion in the Utah Senate after a narrowly passing a vote on Tuesday evening. Senators voted 16-13 in favor of the proposal from Saratoga Springs Republican Sen. Mark Madsen. If it passes a final vote in the Senate, it...

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