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  • 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...

  • At Civil War's end, a steamboat disaster that history forgot

    MARION, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Tennessee are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history this weekend. The S.S. Sultana exploded in the early morning hours of April 27, 1865, as the Civil War was winding down. Almost 1,800 people were killed by official estimate — more than in the sinking of the...

  • Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West. The two-hour documentary, which aired Sunday on the state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel, is dedicated to Putin's 15 years in office....

  • Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off. The abductors from the militant, al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria were not paid...

  • Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'

    BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) — Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced. Hayek visited the picturesque mountain village of Bcharre in northern Lebanon on Sunday to pay homage to Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese-born poet who wrote "The Prophet," the book on...

  • Greenpeace spots 3-mile oil slick off Spain's Canary Islands

    MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace has called on Spain's government to dedicate more resources to cleaning up an oil spill rising up from a sunken fishing trawler off the Canary Islands after spotting a five-kilometer (3-mile) slick. The group said one of its planes had detected "thick oil" covering the ocean just above where the Russian fishing boat...

  • Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement. Seven people have been killed in the attacks in South Africa that began three weeks ago. Property has been destroyed and the violence "created fear and uncertainty in the minds...

  • France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe

    PARIS (AP) — French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday. The three are suspected of possible links to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack. The investigation has revived security concerns in France, tense after deadly attacks on a...

  • 3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

    MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes....

  • Ohio in a minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage

    CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments. When Ohio voters handily passed a state ban in 2004, only Massachusetts allowed such marriages. Today, three dozen states and the...

  • Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a "millennium camera" that he intends to mount in a churchless steeple on a college campus and...

  • Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter. Every spring, several species of salamanders and frogs travel to vernal pools — temporary bodies of water created by melted snow —...

  • Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants. The military said that two soldiers were indicted on suspicion they took the equivalent of $605 and another is accused of helping them. A military police...

  • Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said. The fighting in Taiz between government forces and rebels was heaviest around government and security buildings in the city center,...

  • NYPD's Bratton: Less tension between city officials, union

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there's "much less tension" between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year. Bratton spoke Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation." New Yorkers protested the death last July of Eric Garner...

  • Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant we could taxi no farther, and we were trapped on the tarmac. It took the pilot another half-hour to explain that air-traffic controller had left the tower because there...

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