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

    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 three bloodied bodies of the alleged attackers after...

  • French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies

    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. Police killed two gunmen in the attack in the most renowned...

  • With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds. More than a dozen states this year are considering...

  • Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway

    PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. During his stay at the Floridian National Golf Club, less than 50 miles up the coast from Palm Beach, Obama planned to be out of...

  • Chicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Saturday that George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of what it described as "hydration issues and pain management." The...

  • Kenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries and 16 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption. The officers have been named in a confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, according to a statement read by President Uhuru Kenyatta's spokesman...

  • Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race. ___ GOODLUCK JONATHAN The 57-year-old incumbent and ruling party candidate has been called an "accidental president." The soft-spoken marine biologist became governor of...

  • Cases where sterilization was part of plea negotiations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys say sterilization was part of plea negotiations in at least four cases. The most recent case involved Jasmine Randers, a woman with a 20-year history of mental illness who had a baby who died of mysterious causes. The woman wound up in Nashville after fleeing court supervision for her mental illness in...

  • 'Llama drama' owners say USDA draws line against appearances

    PHOENIX (AP) — The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to the spotlight with one last event Saturday. Kahkneeta (kah-NEE'-tah) and Laney, whose televised dash mesmerized the Internet and Sun City residents, will likely be making their final public appearance...

  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on the sands of a Cuban beach. Men in suits and women in evening gowns at a Havana nightclub. And in almost every frame, a dapper American...

  • For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak

    VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began. As club-wielding police closed in, the 31-year-old from Ivory Coast couldn't keep up with her fellow migrants. Not after more than a week of treacherous hikes through mud and...

  • Migrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel twist: an epic 250-kilometer (150-mile) walk that is surging in...

  • World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    DUBLIN (AP) — Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs. Frontex, the EU agency that...

  • Future Shop stores close in Canada, some becoming Best Buys

    TORONTO (AP) — U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business. Company spokesman Thierry Lopez said Saturday that the converted stores will reopen after a one-week closure. The move will bring the total...

  • Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,000 square kilometers). It is set on the Gulf of Guinea on West...

  • Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter

    BOSTON (AP) — After the Big Dig-out, it's time for the Big Payout. Or will it be the Big Denial? New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of claims as thousands of homeowners seek to repair damage. Successive storms dumped 110 inches of snowfall in Boston alone, a record for an entire season. "It's a part-time...

  • Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to Washington

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Advocates of tougher gun control measures are embarking on their third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington. The group that calls itself Team 26 is setting out Saturday morning on the 400-mile ride that is expected to take them four days. Twenty children and six educators were killed in the December 2012 shooting...

  • For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a lie. The 9-year-old's grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, is going to prison after being convicted of capital murder in the case and the defense says she is remorseful. Still,...

  • UK prime minister rallies party before 'knife edge' election

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival. Cameron told a party rally that "this isn't any election. This is a high-stakes, high-risk election." "This is a knife-edge election and can only be cut...

  • Family keeps small-time sawmill buzzing in New Hampshire

    GILMANTON, N.H. (AP) — On Bob Potter's farm, the whine of a saw is heard over the grumbling of a diesel-powered engine as he and his boys carry on a family practice begun nearly half a century ago. Moving back and forth through the blade on a motorized carriage, long poplar logs that the guys harvested off their Gilmanton farm are cut into...

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