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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Masked pro-Russian activists guard a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern...
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Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

Police take a man into custody in connection with a threat to start shooting at the Los Angeles Times Building Friday night April 18, 2014. The man, believed to be in his 20s, is not an employee of The Times but works for Vxi Global Solutions, which rents office space in the...
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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, holds prayers beads in her hand and cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the...

Goodyear Narrows Possible Names For New Airship

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest....
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Coachella’s young audience a marketers paradise

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello INDIO, Calif. (AP) — When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the...
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5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

AP Photo/Eric Gay While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the franchise’s almost unfathomable run of excellence. “Yes there is,” said Popovich, in typical...

Costa Rican woman attributes miracle to pope

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. “Stand up,” Mora recalls the image of the pope...
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Sutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage

AP Photo/Joan Marcus NEW YORK (AP) — There were two visitors to Sutton Foster’s Broadway dressing room the other day. One was a new friend, the other an old one. One makes beautiful music. One just barks. Foster was entertaining composer Jeanine Tesori, who has...

2 Snakes, Young Alligator Taken From Ohio Home

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have seized two large snakes, a young alligator and other animals from a central Ohio home after neighbors complained to the local humane society. Two anacondas, a young alligator, two rabbits and two dogs were removed Friday from a home in...

Search For 2 Missing Lake Erie Boaters To Resume

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A state agency plans to continue searching western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered. The Port Clinton News-Herald ( ) reports a local supervisor with the Department of Natural...