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  • BC-ML--Holy Land-Good Friday,1st Ld-Writethru

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusale ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.Flight controllers confi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet to date

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Homesick for prison, felon gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – A felon who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON – For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel bef ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve 4-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddl ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing

    DENVER (AP) — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who w ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON – The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while or ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    OAKDALE, Pa. – Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON – The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while or ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:22 am
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