• Team Penske cars wreck each other at rain-soaked Bristol

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski spun into teammate Joey Logano minutes into Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, where rain was wreaking havoc on the event.

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  • Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan 'honour killing'

    A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country's latest so-called "honour killing" after they set the son's wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police said Sunday. Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had…

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  • Actor Ben Powers, known for 'Good Times' TV role, dies at 64

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64.

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  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the…

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  • Ethiopia condemns purported executions in Libya of Christians

    Ethiopia condemned Sunday the reported killing of Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya, and vowed to continue its fight against Islamist extremists. "We strongly condemn such atrocities, whether they are Ethiopians are not," Ethiopian Minster of Communications Redwan Hussein told AFP. Ethiopia's…

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  • Mexico says captures Juarez Cartel leader

    Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year. The leader, Jesus Aguayo, was detained on Friday by Federal troops in Villa Ahumada in the…

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  • Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

    Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday. The "current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides", WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a tweet. "Tests…

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    Photos of the day - April 19, 2015 (20 photos)

    A man rides a horse at a playground on a hill in Kabul, joggers run through colored powder thrown during the Manila Color Challenge, a man walks past graffiti in Athens and a man watches a carriage exhibition in Seville are some of the photos of the day. (Reuters/Getty) Find more news related…

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  • Fury as 700 feared dead in 'avoidable' Med shipwreck

    More than 700 people are feared to have drowned after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya, officials said Sunday, prompting demands for the European Union to react to the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date. Italy's coastguard, which was coordinating the…

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  • Norway asks Moscow to explain deputy PM's island visit despite sanctions

    Norway said on Sunday it has sought an explanation from Moscow for a visit to a Norwegian island by Russia's deputy prime minister, who is banned from Norway in keeping with international sanctions against him over Ukraine. Dmitry Rogozin is among a group of Russians who had sanctions imposed on…

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  • Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

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  • Iran says won't accept forced deportees from Australia

    Iran is not willing to accept its nationals being forcibly deported from Australia but will welcome back citizens of their own free will, a top official warned Sunday. The remarks by deputy foreign minister Hassan Ghashgavi came as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited Tehran but failed…

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    Missing Gary woman found dead, daughter safe

    An Indiana woman was found dead inside a Gary home after she disappeared earlier this month with her baby daughter, police say.

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  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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  • Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around oil-rich city of Kirkuk

    Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 square kilometer (32 sq mile) area in northern Iraq over the weekend, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The Kurdistan region's security council said in a…

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  • Haircuts and Harry Potter: Project Sparks Black Boys' Love of Reading

    Like many boys, Alvin Irby didn’t enjoy reading as a kid. Starting in the third grade, Irby’s mom, a teacher in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, enrolled him in summer school each year to keep him busy and help improve his reading skills—and Irby wasn’t a fan of his mother’s tactics.

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  • Don Draper is a 'very weak man' says 'Mad Men' creator

    Don Draper, the central and serially seductive character of the hit TV show "Mad Men", is actually a "very weak man", his creator told a Paris audience on Sunday. "Shame is his lifeblood," Matthew Weiner said of his intriguing main character, who is the engine of his influential and stylish series…

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