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  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo

    The Buenos Aires Zoo debuted a trio of rare white Bengal tiger cubs on Wednesday. (April 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 16, 2014 1. Zoom into white Bengal tiger clubs coming out into enclosure 2. Mid of tiger cubs 3. Close of male cub...

  • 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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