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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexico Video included

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.  More>>

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. More>>

Wisconsin woman writes Boston bombing suspect

A Baraboo woman says she's been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
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Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
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Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.
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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume a week after a mass stabbing. More>>

Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites. More>>

UPDATE: Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line Video included

Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. More>>

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

A Pittsburgh-area high school is to resume classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized. More>>

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. More>>

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing Video included

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack. More>>

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

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Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. More>>

Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000. More>>

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City. More>>

Vegan tastefest and expo to be held in Novi

A vegan tastefest and expo is to be held at a Detroit-area conference center. More>>

Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

President Barack Obama and the Republican Party already are competing hard for the support of women in the November elections.  More>>

Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash Video included

It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north. More>>

4 years after Gulf Oil spill, questions on long-term health

As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill.  More>>

Tallest horse, donkey at Midwest Horse Fair

The world's tallest horse and the world's tallest donkey will be in one place this weekend.  More>>

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

 Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center.  More>>

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC

The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossom trees have reached peak bloom this week as predicted.
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Lost wallet returned with $20 and a heartwarming note

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Miami Senior High School student Cristhian Reyes had his lost wallet returned by a total stranger with conditions attached, but not the kind of conditions Reyes was expecting. More>>

Helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

A medical helicopter has crashed near the landing pad atop University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. More>>

Search for missing Minnesota hikers called off

Rescue teams have called off the search for a father and son from Minnesota who went missing last week in the Colorado mountains. More>>

Apollo 11 checklist, spacesuit sold at NY auction

An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts. More>>

Off-Broadway Janis Joplin musical delayed

Fans of "A Night With Janis Joplin" will just have to hold on, hold on. More>>

RNC raises $10M in March

The Republican National Committee says it raised $10.2 million in March and has more than $12 million in the bank heading toward November's elections. More>>

Teen suspect charged as adult in school stabbings Video included

Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. More>>

UPDATE: 1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash Video included

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said. More>>

UPDATE: Teen stabbing suspect to be charged Video included

An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20. More>>

Loaded gun found in carry-on at airport

Authorities say a Virginia man was recently arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.
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Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover

The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, pushing him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head that was displayed in court.
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Report: Charges reduced for minivan in ocean case

Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.
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Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

A Marine is in custody after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle at the main gate of a North Carolina base.  More>>

Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.  More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

It was deja vu for Husky fans Students stormed the court at Gampel Pavilion for a second consecutive night as the Husky's women basketball team joined the men as national champions. More>>

Another added to mudslide death toll; total now 35

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says one more person has been added to the list of people killed in the Washington state mudslide. More>>

California bill ending SeaWorld orca shows stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it's dead for the year.
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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

iBook charts for week ending April 7, 2014 More>>

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.
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Washington mudslide total rises to 34

The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 34, with the addition of one more person to the number of victims.
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'Captain America' largest April opener with $95M

It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. More>>

Search resumes for Michigan man in Indiana river

Authorities in southern Indiana are refining their search for a Michigan kayaker who remains missing after two days of searching. More>>

Biden promotes Democratic voter expansion effort

Vice President Joe Biden is promoting a Democratic Party effort to expand voter access to the ballot box. More>>

Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33

The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 33.
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Michigan university celebrates twins with event

 It was a day of seeing double this weekend at school in western Michigan. More>>

Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide

President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." More>>

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial. More>>

Electronic filing of tax returns is now preferred by most taxpayers

More and more taxpayers are entering the digital age in filing their returns.  More>>

Suspect in Wis. newborn kidnap is charged in Iowa

An Iowa prosecutor has filed a child endangerment charge against a woman suspected of kidnapping of a newborn baby and leaving him behind a gas station.
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House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Contrast for parties in 2016 presidential race

The early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart for Democrats and Republicans. More>>

Company makes good on leaving Colo. over gun laws

One of the country's largest producers of gun magazines is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new gun laws.
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Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It's a wrap for NASA's Christmas Eve spacewalk. More>>

Amtrak train collides with vehicle in Virginia

Authorities say an Amtrak train has collided with a vehicle in south central Virginia and there are injuries. More>>

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini.    More>>

UPDATE: Train derails in New York City

A passenger train has derailed in New York City. More>>

AP source: No right to enrich in Iran deal

A senior Obama administration official says the nuclear deal with Iran does not include recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium. That had been a sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and six world powers, including the United States. The official says the deal includes an agreement that Iran will halt progress on its nuclear program, including a plutonium reactor at the Arak facility. The deal also calls on Iran to neutralize its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpiles. ... More>>

Suspected LAX gunman charged

Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.    More>>

Slain LAX TSA officer remembered as a family man

The 100-foot pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will be lit blue this weekend in honor of a transportation security officer who was killed in a shooting.    More>>

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