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  • Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago. Erdogan called the events of World War I "our shared pain" and...

  • Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from...

  • Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee. Local official Jerome Gouma said heavily armed men arrived in Bouca on Tuesday, and shooting lasted into the night. On Wednesday,...

  • Correction: Earns-Discover Financial story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The service is planned for this year. The error was left in the story due to a technical glitch. A...

  • Berlusconi: I'll start helping elderly next week

    ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. Berlusconi spoke briefly with reporters Wednesday evening in Milan after...

  • European retailer Primark to open first US stores

    Primark — a popular European clothing and accessories retailer — is coming to the US. The retailer's parent company Associated British Foods plc said Wednesday that Primark plans to open an unspecified number of stores in the Northeast. Primark is building on the growing popularity other...

  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees. The measures announced Wednesday include...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia. Most of those cases are in...

  • Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The cleric being deported, Hussein al-Najati,...

  • Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional. The notice filed with the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday says Attorney...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



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