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  • Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were leaving buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states. Maoist insurgents ambushed...

  • Ukraine FM: We are ready to fight Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has blasted the Russian decision to start military maneuvers along Ukraine's border and said his country will fight any invading troops. Andriy Deshchytisa said Russia's decision Thursday to launch the military exercises "very much escalates the...

  • US journalist released in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition. Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News told The Associated Press in a brief call Thursday that he had been freed and was heading to Donetsk,...

  • India likely to have poor monsoon rains

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India is expected to get below normal monsoon rains this year after four straight years of normal monsoon yielding bumper crops. The India Meteorological Department says in a statement released Thursday that the rainfall is likely to be 95 percent of the 50-year average, a...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the...

  • Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets. The expansion nearly doubles the startup's U.S. markets and includes smaller cities such as Fresno, Calif.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Corpus...

  • 'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    LONDON (AP) — Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million). A statement on Banksy's website Thursday said the "Stealing Banksy?" sale "has been organized without the...

  • Mexico rescues 44 kidnapped Guatemalan migrants

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have freed 44 Guatemalan migrants who were being held in captivity by a band of six human traffickers. The migrants found at a safe house near the Guatemalan border include seven women and two boys, and are being held pending their return to Guatemala....

  • Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power. Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo led the March 2012 coup that facilitated the country's northern half...

  • Dunkin' wants to spread iced coffee habit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts is on a quest to get more people in the habit of drinking iced coffee regardless of how warm it is outside, as many do in its hometown in the Northeast. As anyone who regularly visits a coffee shop knows, iced coffee usually costs a dollar or two more than a cup...

  • RBC Heritage working to keep backing

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsor-less days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the next year. So everyone connected with the event is making...

  • Cold winter weather gives boost to Entergy in 1Q

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy's first-quarter net income more than doubled, with the power company benefiting from a cold winter. For the three months ended March 31, Entergy Corp. earned $401.2 million, or $2.24 per share. That's up sharply from $161.4 million, or 90 cents per share, a year...

  • Postal workers union protest Staples program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. In Washington, more than 200...

  • $1.8B methanol plant planned for Port of Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A multinational consortium of chemical companies and investors plans a $1.8 billion plant at the Port of Tacoma that would convert natural gas to methanol. The methanol would be shipped by tanker to China where it would be used to make plastics. The News Tribune reports...

  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn. A young girl in the front row at Thursday's event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to...



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