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  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance. An indefinite extension of the government's review of the...

  • Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as...

  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was...

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....

  • Offshore demand resurrects Houma's Leevac shipyard

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — With oil and gas companies thirsting for more supplies on deepwater platforms and rigs, orders for new ships to truck everything from drilling mud to macaroni and cheese have climbed. That demand has one old Houma shipyard roaring back to life. Inside a metal hangar...

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual. Nowhere is that ambiguity more...

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Krishna Lamsal, a Nepal...

  • AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation. From Brazil to Haiti, the faithful staged processions that recreate the...

  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search coordination center said Saturday. The Bluefin 21 sub...

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most...

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual...

  • Boeing to give California workers $47M in back pay

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday. An arbitrator ruled against the aerospace giant in January and laid down guidelines for the payments and...

  • Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico

    A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Southern Mexico Friday causing homes and businesses to crumble and forcing residents out into the streets. (April 18) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION-AP CLIENTS ONLY Chilpancingo, state of Guerrero-18 April 2014 Acapulco, state of Guerrero-18 April 2014...

  • Boston mayor objects to casino licensing process

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration has called on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts. In a strongly-worded letter submitted Thursday, the administration accused Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday. An angry mob of youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor...



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