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Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the … 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    

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the … Full story    

‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders before mass murder

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes was growing volatile well before he allegedly put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, … Full story    

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant we … Full story    

‘Furious 7’ holds on to box office; ‘Age of Ultron’ looms

NEW YORK (AP) – “Furious 7” enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and … Full story    
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Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film ‘The Prophet’

BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) – Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch “The Prophet,” an animated feature film she … Full story    
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UK premier defends royals’ right to choose birth hospital

LONDON (AP) – With Britain’s general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political – even Prince William and his wife Kate’s choice of private … Full story    
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Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

BEIRUT – Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the … Full story    
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Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake … Full story    
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Thousands rally for Freddie Gray; protesters become rowdy

BALTIMORE – Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of … Full story    
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

JERUSALEM – It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of … Full story    
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Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies

NEW YORK (AP) – Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said … Full story    
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Hubble’s turn to smile as it marks 25 years in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Hubble, it’s your turn to smile for the cameras! Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into … Full story    
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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than … Full story    
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M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dead at age 102

NEW YORK – M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology … Full story    
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Brussels: EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened Thursday to address … Full story    
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North Carolina: Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ … Full story    
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New Kona Brewing facility in Hawaii to produce beer in cans

HONOLULU (AP) – Kona Brewing Co. plans to invest in a new $15 million Hawaii brewery that will boost its annual production capacity from 12,000 … Full story    
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Mexican girl mistakenly sent to US woman is back home

GUANAJUATO, Mexico – Alondra Luna Nunez was a young girl when she had a mishap with a remote-control car, leaving a scar between her eyebrows. … Full story    
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Coyote urban: String of sightings in Manhattan this year

NEW YORK – One moseyed around Manhattan’s East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week. … Full story    
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Airstrikes hit Yemen rebels after Saudis say operation over

SANAA, Yemen – Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Iran-backed rebels and their allies in Yemen on Wednesday, hours after Riyadh declared an end to a nearly monthlong … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Las Vegas welcome sign designer dies; she never liked look of ‘fabulous’

LAS VEGAS – The woman who designed the neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to “fabulous Las Vegas” since 1959 has died. Betty Willis, … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2015