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  • No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

    LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are...

  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton recently met in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1QwNdzt ). "I hoped that someday I would see him again,"...

  • Obama sends aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. Broderick Johnson, assistant to the president and Cabinet secretary, and chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force,...

  • Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

    LOME, Togo (AP) — Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade. President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a third term against four opposition challengers. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when he succeeded his father, who died after 38 years...

  • Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties. The visit will take Abe from Boston to the Silicon Valley, with ample time...

  • Australia says Indonesia gave 72 hours notice of executions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Indonesia has given two Australians on death row 72 hours notice of their executions, Australia's foreign minister said Monday. The Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among 10 drug traffickers facing execution by an Indonesian firing squad. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told Australian...

  • Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people. Acrid, white smoke rose above Nepal's most revered Hindu...

  • Professor 'mortified' after sending porn link to students

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia law school professor says she was "mortified" when she discovered that she had inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site rather than an article about writing legal briefs earlier this month. Professor Lisa McElroy teaches legal writing and teaching methods at Drexel University's law school. She said...

  • The Latest: Baltimore mayor calls for peace after protests

    6:45 p.m. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference to call on protesters to be peaceful as they demonstrate against the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died a week ago after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. She referred to protests that turned violent in downtown and west...

  • Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Japan's prime minister has arrived in the U.S. for a closely watched visit beginning with a stop at Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) arrived Sunday. He speaks at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government on Monday before heading to...

  • Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide. The rally marked the centennial of the killings under the Ottoman Empire — today's Turkey. "It's humanity's issue, it's not just about Armenian people; history...

  • Ex- Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a third day Sunday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, saying Washington should provide them with housing and financial support because of their prolonged incarceration. The four — a Tunisian and three Syrian men — began their protest on Friday and say they will...

  • Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive intended to target Israeli troops. It said...

  • Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of stalemate and achieving an accord reunifying the small island nation....

  • Police suspect 4 kids locked in basement overnight

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say four children ages 9 to 13 were rescued from the basement of a Philadelphia home where authorities suspect they'd been locked since the day before. Investigators say one of the children used a cellphone to dial 911 and crews went through a second-floor window to reach them on Sunday. The 13-year-old boy,...

  • Corinthian Colleges to shut down all 28 remaining campuses

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. In a statement Sunday, the Santa Ana, California-based company...

  • New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month. The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the...

  • Arizona man arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man who was long suspected by authorities in the killings of his ex-wife, his mother-in-law and a third woman nearly 15 years ago was arrested Saturday. David Duane Watson, 46, was taken into custody in the evening at his home without incident, Pima County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chris Nanos said. Watson was booked...

  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said. The storm also injured over 200 people, provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said. Winds reached up to 120 kph (75 mph), said Lutfur Rehman, a local...

  • Man driving motorhome leads Alaska State Troopers on a chase

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man used a motorhome in a failed attempt to elude arrest by state troopers. Eligah Christian of Wasilla was arrested Friday morning, but not before he mashed the bulky vehicle into several patrol cars. Christian, 49, was being sought on a $100,000 warrant on charges of scheming to defraud, 15 counts of theft...

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