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  • Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday. KUNA carried a statement...

  • 8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board. Civil Protection official Francisco Contreras says the Hawker 800 luxury jet slammed into the roof of a warehouse as it approached the airport in foggy conditions in the city of...

  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters sat in the second row at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, nearly two miles...

  • Pascagoula LNG terminal working on export permits

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Pascagoula shipping terminal opened in 2011 to import liquefied natural gas now is working to become an export terminal. The nationwide shale boom has greatly imports since the $1.1 billion Gulf LNG terminal opened near the Bayou Casotte Ship Channel. Gulf LNG got...

  • Company seeks to strike state cap on jury awards

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Butte-based office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to uphold a lower judge's ruling that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge filed by Masters Group International Inc. comes after a Butte-Silver...

  • Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to. The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Two Port...

  • Sharp Elbows in Republican primaries

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There's been no free path to potential victory for Barbara Comstock as she tries to win the Republican primary contest next Saturday for the 10th Congressional District in northern Virginia. The front runner has the blessing of most Republican elders and has already...

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other. But there was a crucial...

  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof...

  • Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure. The Supreme Security Committee, which includes...

  • Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in...

  • Large wildfire in Dutch national park

    EDE, Netherlands (AP) — A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said. No injuries have been reported, according to Mayor Cees van der Knaap...

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio...

  • Suits end, queries remain on plane-into-home crash

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial, filing thousands of court documents, interviewing witnesses, reporting to a judge. But with the last of more than 40 federal...

  • Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later. Among the bills under consideration are several that try to protect...



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