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  • Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

    NEW YORK (AP) Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.

    In a video announcement Sunday following..


  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.

    According to studio estimates..


  • 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..


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  • Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    HONOLULU (AP) Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold..


  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    NANJING, China (AP) Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.

    "Japan is a country..


  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    PERTH, Australia (AP) From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to..


  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein..


  • Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete

    PERTH, Australia (AP) As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was..


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    TIGHT SECURITY FOR BOSTON MARATHON

    The usually festive atmosphere was tinged with sorrow as runners, family members and spectators prepare for the Boston marathon..


  • Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

    HOUSTON (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.

    Portland's star was hungry after missing..


  • Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

    HOUSTON (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to..


  • Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in..


  • Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

    CHICAGO (AP) Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener..


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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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  • Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

    BEIJING (AP) The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.

    U.S. crude for May delivery was down 12..


  • 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..


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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: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

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


  • 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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