Cleveland Zoo Hopes To Enhance Animals’ Habitats

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Zoo hopes to enhance the habitats of some of its most popular animals including bears and tigers over the next decade. Chris Kuhar, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo executive director, says a new exhibit for grizzly bears would give them more space and the...

Report: Missing Boy May Have Been Killed With Mom

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A published report says police believe a missing Ohio boy may have been killed along with his mother last month. The body of 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight was discovered last week near the Stillwater River in the Dayton suburb of Harrison Township. She went...
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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya’s Khumbu region, Nepal. An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday, April 18, 2014, along a...
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Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

A masked pro-Russian activist guards looks through a window of the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities...
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AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday

A Filipino devotee grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Santa Lucia village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice which mixes Roman...
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Five myths about Easter

James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America magazine, is the author of the new book “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.” When death and resurrection mix with magical bunnies and chocolate eggs, you get Easter — perhaps the most misunderstood Christian holy day. Yet it is also...

Talking with Poland’s foreign minister about the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s next moves

Poland’s foreign minister, Radoslaw “Radek” Sikorski, has been intimately involved in the Ukraine crisis, including in the negotiation of an agreement in February that then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych walked away from, further fueling the Maidan protest. Sikorski...

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium’s love of beer

DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub “In de Welkom” has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can’t say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet...
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‘The Boondocks’ back for final ‘offensive’ season

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series “The Boondocks” returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact. The season premiere is a spoof of “Breaking...
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Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not...