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Illinois: As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that … Full story    

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK – When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson’s house. In … Full story    

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life – a testament … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama open to ‘creative negotiations’ on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to “creative negotiations” in response to Iran’s demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Police: Man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police said Friday that a man who had been in a business dispute with his two brothers shot and killed them, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Oklahoma volunteer deputy disputes claim he lacked training

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa went on national television Friday to … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Tennessee plan to make Bible ‘official’ book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be – as an epistle writer put it … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Baghdad: Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq’s Ramadi

BAGHDAD – More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Philadelphia: Today’s college a cappella is not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

PHILADELPHIA – Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, … Full story    
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Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU – Tom Gray’s family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the … Full story    
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Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in ‘under the radar’

WASHINGTON – The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace “literally flew under the … Full story    
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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

WASHINGTON – Police arrested a man who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

Caffeine High: Space station getting Italian espresso maker

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

Israel premier likens Iran to Nazis at Holocaust remembrance

JERUSALEM (AP) – As Israel marked its Holocaust memorial day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to the Nazis on Wednesday and warned the Islamic … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

Illinois: As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When A Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office

MOGADISHU, Somalia – An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali’s education ministry on Tuesday left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

Police: College shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Police said Tuesday they were investigating the fatal shooting of a gay community college worker as a possible hate crime. The shooting … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

White House to give Congress a say on Iran deal

WASHINGTON – Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject the … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass dies at 87

BERLIN – Guenter Grass was to Germany what William Faulkner was to the old American South: The bard, scourge and pathfinder of a society ruined … Full story    
Published:  April 14, 2015

German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets at age 65

BERLIN – A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again – this time to quadruplets. Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher … Full story    
Published:  April 14, 2015