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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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  • 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..


  • Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.

    Biden's visit comes a day after violence erupted in eastern Ukraine, despite..


  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    HAVANA (AP) The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight..


  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of..


  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster,..


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  • 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..


  • Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

    Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the..


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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: 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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