• Coast Guard closes Outer Banks inlet to most deep-sea ships

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is closing an Outer Banks inlet to all but small recreational vessels because collected sand has made the channel too shallow. The Coast Guard said Saturday it is banning ships vessels with more than a two-foot draft from approaching the Oregon...

  • Mubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Well, that was easy. Mubtaahij pulled away from the field around the final turn and cruised to an eight-length victory in the $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday. The overpowering win convinced the 3-year-old's trainer that it's...

  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender....

  • Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SISTERON, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. Prosecutors say they believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed the Germanwings aircraft into...

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case. In the most...

  • US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court race marked by cries of partisanship

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court races are officially nonpartisan affairs, but don't tell that to high court hopeful James Daley and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Daley, a Rock County circuit judge who is open about his conservative lean, is trying to unseat the more liberal...

  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers. Somali special forces stood over...

  • Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection,...

  • French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22. The announcement on Saturday identified the woman only as Madame Dupeu....

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