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‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ Eyes North America Return

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs are ready to roar again across America — but they’re sporting a new look. “Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular” is coming back to the U.S. and Canada — its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour — and...
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2 Taliban attacks in Afghanistan show dangers loom

Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged the attack, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the...
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‘Divergent’s’ Theo James a fresh Hollywood flame

AP Photo/Annie I. Bang LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most movies made from young-adult best-sellers feature dashing leading men and “Divergent” is no exception. Taylor and Liam step aside. Soulful Brit Theo James could be the next YA obsession. The star of the 2013 CBS...

4 gunmen killed in attack on luxury Afghan hotel

Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged the attack, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the...
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4 gunmen killed in attack on luxury Afghan hotel

Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged the attack, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the...

Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7...

Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7...
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Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West

Donald Croteau works to clear nearly a foot of snow off his car on the first day of spring, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in North Woodstock, N.H. Much of the country remains in a deep freeze, delaying the risk of spring flooding into April in the upper Midwest to New England. While...
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‘Best lead’ in plane search: 2 objects seen in sea

In this undated handout picture made available by hoegh.com via NTB Scanpix on Thursday, March 20, 2014, of autoliner “Hoegh St. Petersburg” which is expected to reach an area south west of Australia where possible debris of missing airliner MH370 has been spotted....

Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ To Have Only Broken Bone

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game. Team doctor Tim Krenchek called Chapman “a...