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With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
YOLA, Nigeria — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom. Through tears, smiles and e...
By Michelle Faul The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll climbed to 7,276, including...
By Binaj Gurubacharya The Associated Press FULL STORY
Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria — Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday. A spokesman for the Special Task Force said its troops are involved only in an ongoing battle ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Waves along California force cruise ship to change course
SAN DIEGO — Big waves along the Southern California coast on Sunday forced a cruise ship to change course and led to at least 16 rescues, authorities said. The Carnival Imagination was forced to dock in San Diego because the high surf and long swells in Long Beach could make it unsafe to keep a ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious
MADISON, Wis. — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists. In what is beli...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Analysis: US experts on Russia fear escalation over Ukraine
WASHINGTON — U.S. experts on Russia see a growing danger the crisis in Ukraine that has already taken thousands of lives could explode, although the latest cease-fire agreement has partially held. U.S. and Western European moves to isolate Russia and damage its economy for its seizure of the Cri...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press. Both sides agree the added limits and hurdles ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Suspect in NYPD officer shooting spent over 5 years in jail
NEW YORK — A man who served five years in prison for attempted murder was arraigned Sunday on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head. Demetrius Blackwell was ordered held without bail after appearing in court in a torn jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind his back and le...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Baltimore lifts curfew after days of tension
BALTIMORE — Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices. Meanwhile, hundreds of jubilant people prayed ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Magnitude-3.9 quake shakes buildings across Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — A small earthquake has rattled the greater Los Angeles area, shaking buildings and waking residents. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 hit at 4:07 a.m. Sunday. It was centered a m...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Contributions surge to California leader’s pet charities
SAN JOSE — Two favorite charities of Gov. Jerry Brown are getting a flood of donations from California business interests this year. The San Jose Mercury News reports that two Oakland charter schools that Brown supports have received $2.7 million in contributions made at the governor’s behest i...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON — Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute..
McDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers
NEW YORK — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and inc..
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wins NBA MVP
OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player a..
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