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  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:23 GMT
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a...
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of...
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:13:07 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:25 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...
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  • GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:20 GMT
    The House Republican campaign committee says it raised almost $10 million in March and has $31 million in the bank to defend the GOP's majority.
    The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:49 GMT
    A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks.
    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup...
  • Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

    Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:46 GMT
    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.
    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.
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  • Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter

    Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:13:02 GMT
    Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
    Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
  • Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

    Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:23:03 GMT
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.
    Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.
  • Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013

    Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:13:01 GMT
    Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year as exports failed to keep pace with surging costs for imported oil and gas.
    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.
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  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:42 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most...
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common...
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

    Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:33:58 GMT
    Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.
    Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump

    Discovery network cancels Everest jump

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:23:04 GMT
    The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
    The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:04:00 GMT
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...
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  • Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:20 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...
    There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...
  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:13:06 GMT
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:03:34 GMT
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
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