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    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs. The Finance Ministry reported Monday that exports in the year that...

  • More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The...

  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85. He had been hospitalized with respiratory problems since March 12 and died...

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff. All 159 passengers and seven crew...

  • Suncor Energy says employee dies after work injury

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian company Suncor Energy says an employee has died after being "severely injured" at its oil sands site. A statement posted on the company's website says the employee was pronounced dead at a hospital after being injured Sunday morning. The employee's name...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off...

  • Canadian author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77

    WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Alistair MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections, has died at age 77. MacLeod's former publisher Doug Gibson confirmed his death on Sunday. Gibson says MacLeod had been in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital since...

  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the...

  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge...

  • Pascagoula LNG terminal working on export permits

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Pascagoula shipping terminal opened in 2011 to import liquefied natural gas now is working to become an export terminal. The nationwide shale boom has greatly reduced imports since the $1.1 billion Gulf LNG terminal opened near the Bayou Casotte Ship Channel. Gulf...

  • Official: Keeper dies after Gabon soccer match

    LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon. Sylvain Azougoui of the AC Bongoville soccer club had just stopped a shot on goal, but the attacker lost his balance...

  • Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state...

  • Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze in Timonium

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in Timonium where at least three townhomes caught fire. Firefighters were called to the 600 block of Dunloy Court where the fire broke out late Sunday afternoon. Homes nearby have been evacuated. There are no...

  • Mob in Dominican Republic kills Haitian father

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Haitian man died after being attacked by a mob in the Dominican Republic for allegedly stabbing his 4-month-old daughter, authorities said Sunday. The violence in the poor village of La Victoria began late Saturday when Jean Lounis got into an...

  • Shooting leaves 3 men injured in southeast DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say three men have been shot and at least one of them was seriously wounded in southeast Washington. Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf says the incident occurred just before 4:45 p.m. He says all three of the victims were conscious and breathing as they were taken...



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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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