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Sri Lanka’s deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts.
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Explosions kill at least 140 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 140 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. […]
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Explosions kill at least 138 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war […]
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Explosions kill at least 129 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 129 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state-run Daily News reported. A security official told The Associated Press that the death toll was 138 people, and included […]
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Explosions kill at least 30 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 30 people were killed and nearly 300 wounded in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said. The blasts caused fatalities among worshippers and hotel guests, a security official said. Two of the blasts were suspected to have […]
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Explosions hit 2 churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Two explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, wounding at least 50 people, witnesses said. The first blast ripped through St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo. Alex Agileson, who was in the vicinity, said buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast. He said a number of […]
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5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonalds

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for McDonald’s but his grandmother was sleeping so he called 911 and made a request. WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids reports Iziah Hall of Wyoming asked the dispatcher: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher Sara Kuberski says she told him no but reached out to […]
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Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of Health could withhold funding if the center didn’t act. […]
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India’s chief justice accused of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI (AP) — A former employee of India’s Supreme Court has accused the country’s chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge. The Press Trust of India news agency says the 35-year-old woman filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Friday alleging two instances of misconduct in […]
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Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign ministry says militants crossing over from Iran earlier this week carried out a deadly attack against its armed forces in the southwestern Baluchistan province. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government on Saturday that the assailants came from a newly formed Baluch separatist group, Raji Aajoi Sangar, […]
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NKorea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton over a recent interview he gave. State media on Saturday cited First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui as criticizing Bolton for telling Bloomberg News that the U.S. would need more evidence of North […]
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Afghan officials: Blast rocks country’s capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials says an explosion has rocked central Kabul, the country’s capital city. Nasart Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said Saturday the blast occurred during an ongoing shootout with security forces outside the telecommunications ministry. Rahimi did not provide details on any casualties. No one has immediately claimed responsibility […]
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Afghan official: Blast rocks country’s capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion rocked Afghanistan’s capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, hitting the government’s central district, a security official said. Nasart Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said the blast occurred outside of the telecommunications ministry. A few of the attackers then tried to enter the […]
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Man arrested after holding bus driver hostage in Vancouver, demanding ride to Portland, police say

A C-TRAN bus passenger was arrested Friday after authorities say he told the driver he had a gun, claimed he was pointing it at her head and demanded he be driven to Portland. The male passenger and female driver were the only people on the bus, said Christine Selk, a C-TRAN spokeswoman. She said the […]
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Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to US conservative groups

Maria Butina admitted to working under the direction of Alexander Torshin and with an American political operative on a multiyear scheme to establish unofficial lines of communications with Americans who could influence U.S. politics.
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Couple to wed at Ohio airport bag claim where they first met

CLEVELAND (AP) — Proving life and love can be a carousel, a couple is marrying at the Ohio airport baggage claim where they met 12 years ago. Michelle Belleau’s boss sent her to pick up Ron Peterson at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in 2007. A long-distance relationship developed, with Belleau in Cleveland and Peterson in […]
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Colorado TV tech charged after giving customer ‘bear hug’

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado television technician is facing felony charges for allegedly hugging a customer tightly. Karen Loest told KDVR-TV that David Novinski, a subcontractor for Dish Network, gave her a “bear hug,” pinning her arms and chest painfully, as she was showing him out after he completed his work this month. The 70-year-old […]
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Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Officials say they are keeping a careful eye on construction plans after a devastating fire this week at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Church President Russell M. […]
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Charges at Minnesota cop’s trial offer jury range of options

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder? Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury will ultimately decide whether any […]
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Road crew misspells ‘school’ in school crossing

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F” for spelling. A motorist on Thursday spotted the error, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L. WPLG brought it to the […]
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Police: Man returns home, finds naked stranger on couch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice. WKRN-TV cites a Nashville police report that says the resident summoned officers Wednesday and told them he called out to the stranger, who responded by screaming and dropping the juice. When officers asked […]
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Grease is the way we are stealing in northern Virginia

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Police say a central Virginia man made off with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease. But he couldn’t give police the slip and now faces grand larceny charges. News outletsreport Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4 theft. Court […]
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Japan using emperor, first lady’s birthday to court Trump

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump and celebrate first lady Melania Trump’s birthday, and then is inviting him to be first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, the two countries announced Friday. Without close friends in Asia, Abe is […]
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Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school’s principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school […]
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Malaysia to revive major China-linked property project

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Friday it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property and transportation project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China’s global “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Cabinet agreed Wednesday to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project, which is […]
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Tiny Japanese baby is ready to go home after 5 months

TOKYO (AP) — A tiny Japanese baby who weighed just 258 grams (9 ounces) when he was born five months ago is going home from the hospital. Ryusuke Sekino was shown on Japanese TV on Friday sitting in his mother’s arms, looking somberly around at media cameras. His mother told reporters she was worried and […]
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Sheriff’s officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — It wasn’t a routine day for a sheriff’s officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: “There’s a donkey in the middle of I-90.” The officer then ordered the donkey to “come […]
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Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president says he’s saddened by the cancellation of wide-encompassing talks with the Taliban, stressing that peace won’t be possible in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, until Afghans from all walks of life sit together and negotiate. Hamid Karzai spoke to The Associated Press a […]
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Snakes in office force Liberia’s president to work from home

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A spokesman says Liberia’s president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office. Deputy press secretary Smith Toby tells The Associated Press that former international soccer star and President George Weah was told to stay away until the Foreign Affairs building can be […]
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Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors in Thailand to receive royal honors for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave say they are looking forward to a reunion with the people they helped save. Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony Friday presided over by Thai Prime […]
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