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  • Special car, plate for veteran at NY Auto Show

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wounded Iraq war veteran has been given a specially outfitted SUV by Toyota, and he's gotten an honorary license plate for it from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo gave Army Spc. Robert J. Loria the special plate Saturday at the New York International Auto Show. Loria lost...

  • Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation. A state-sponsored committee tasked with reviewing mining deals in the West African country published a...

  • Ministry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama. A statement Saturday from the Interior Ministry said the blast happened in Mughsha, a village along a highway west of the capital. It said investigators...

  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand...

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency. Pope Tawadros II is a strong backer of retired Field Marshal...

  • 18 northern New England colleges get green ranking

    Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition. Vermont has six colleges that received the green ranking. Two of them, Middlebury College and Green Mountain College, earned the...

  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. Each of the four countries on Obama's itinerary — Japan, South Korea,...

  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 years

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A popular Gulf Coast bakery is celebrating 90 years in business. The Electrik Maid Bake Shop first opened its doors on Howard Avenue in downtown Biloxi in 1924. The family-owned shop been passed down for four generations. Nona Balius, mother of the current owner still...

  • Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture...

  • Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

    DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner. Police said Saturday the 26-year-old man was being questioned about the shooting of Tommy Crossan. Local residents say that gunmen escorted the...

  • Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-7.5 earthquake was located 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island,...

  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce "prophecy time." He places his hands on worshippers, who spin in...

  • 200-plus selling to expanding chemical co.

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — More than 200 Mossville and Brentwood residents with property close to the Sasol chemical company's Westlake facility have agreed to sell their property to the company as part of a voluntary relocation plan. Sasol announced the Voluntary Property Purchase program last...

  • Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise

    INDIO, Calif. (AP) — When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the music. All for one weekend. Now, tickets...



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