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  • New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

    LONDON (AP) A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.

    The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace..


  • Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

    CAIRO (AP) Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his..


  • 'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The producer of "Touched by an Angel" is back on television with a new series.

    Martha Williamson is the creator and producer of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," a..


  • Egypt's TV satirist off air until after elections

    CAIRO (AP) A Saudi-owned satellite television network says Egypt's top satirist will be off the air until after the upcoming May presidential election to avoid influencing voters.

    The Middle East..


  • Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

    HONOLULU (AP) Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a..


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  • Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in..


  • Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

    BEIRUT (AP) One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid..


  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

    Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced..


  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for..


  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that..


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  • Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

    SHANGHAI (AP) Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing..


  • Vettel asked to make way for teammate again

    SHANGHAI (AP) Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.

    Vettel, only months removed from..


  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    SHANGHAI (AP) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

    Mercedes showed..


  • Landeskog leads Avs to 4-2 win over Wild

    DENVER (AP) Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a..


  • Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

    WASHINGTON (AP) Already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a..


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  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who..


  • Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.

    Portland Water Bureau spokeswoman Jaymee Cuti said..


  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    NEW YORK (AP) In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

    Over the last two..


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  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    BEIJING (AP) The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

    Speaking at the..


  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of..


  • Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

    LIMA, Peru (AP) The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru..


  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

    The tiny island state..


  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the..


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  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

    Houbolt..


  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    WASHINGTON (AP) Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

    But the agency says..


  • Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    NEW YORK (AP) Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of..


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  • Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

    YORK, Pa. (AP) Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion..


  • Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

    BOSTON (AP) Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas.

    University President Ronald Machtley (MAYK'-lee) says students..


  • 79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing.

    That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player.

    Boland asked..


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