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  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand...

  • Sales of Greenwich homes for more than $10M rise

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. Five homes sold this year for more than $10 million in Greenwich, according to the...

  • Legal arguments filed in casino referendum appeal

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state's 2011 gambling law. Coakley's office filed a 111-page brief Wednesday afternoon in the state Supreme Judicial Court...

  • Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. With their breathing room disappearing, the 36-year-old businessman and some of the other...

  • Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of...

  • Government says plea coming in price-fixing probe

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department says a former Bridgestone Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after a current Bridgestone executive and one other former company executive were indicted in U.S....

  • Governor calls special session on rainy day fund

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot. He wants to replace the current ballot measure, which...

  • Correction: Health Overhaul-Audit story

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story April 12 about a planned review of the rollout of the Vermont Health Connect website by the state auditor, The Associated Press incorrectly reported how much had been spent on the project so far. About $66 million in federal grants has been spent, not $180...

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday his plan...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other...

  • Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

    SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it. The last time she touched her mother she was bleeding on the floor of the...

  • Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare. Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the nickname "the poorest president in the...

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. It was not immediately...

  • King and Bank of America are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE King Digital Entertainment Plc, up 60 cents to $18.03 The maker of the "Candy Crush" is partnering with China's messaging giant Tencent to showcase...

  • Silver to stay in Greenville for now

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation won't let Silver Airways abandon air service to Greenville until a replacement airline is found. The Delta Democrat Times reports (http://bit.ly/RplTJB ) the government notified the city of Greenville about its decision Tuesday....



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