US: Will stand by allies in disputes with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says China should not doubt U.S. resolve in meeting its defense commitments to its allies. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel’s comments Thursday follow Chinese efforts to interdict Philippine vessels resupplying a small...
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Army: Fort Hood gunman showed no previous violence

Army Secretary John M. McHugh, left, and Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno update members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deadly shooting rampage by a soldier yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas, Thursday, April 3, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Iraq...
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Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response

FILE – In this April 19, 2013 file photo, police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass. A Harvard University report released Thursday, April 3, 2014, on the response to the bombings was...
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

Medical investigator Deb Hollis, left, pets therapy dog Paddy on a break as handler Christi Dudzik, center, looks on with Jennie Thommen at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The office is processing the remains of...

Air, space artifacts to get new display in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history are getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece. For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian’s National Air and...
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Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

Lucy Hamlin leans on her husband’s foot, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, as they wait to be allowed back onto Fort Hood, Texas, where they reside on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A shooting occurred on the base with at least four dead and 14 injured according to the officials. (AP...
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Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula

FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 file photo, workers are shown in the Fusion network’s warehouse-turned-news hub known as Newsport, in Doral, Fla. Hispanic content became the buzzword for media companies in 2010, when the U.S. Census confirmed Latinos make up 17 percent...
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Supreme Court to decide Texas execution drug case

This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who had been set to die Thursday, April 3, 2014. A federal judge on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, issued a temporary injunction stopping the lethal injection saying...

Afghan girl who lost arm paints with prosthetic

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn’t anticipate was that within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-old Shah Bibi...
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Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military base, where they live, following a shooting on the base, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa) Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy...