• Manny Pacquiao teleconference call terminated early

    Manny Pacquiao's teleconference call on Monday was abruptly halted just minutes after it began with promoter Bob Arum delivering an obscenity before telling organizers to shut it down. "Oh (expletive)," Arum said after the moderator said the first question would come from Michael Marley of…

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  • Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

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  • Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's officials and relatives.

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  • Zulu king denies inciting S.Africa anti-immigrant attacks

    Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday denied whipping up xenophobic hatred in South Africa after he was accused of triggering violence that has left at least seven people dead and forced thousands from their homes. Foreigners are often the focus of resentment among locals who face a chronic jobs…

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    Judge dismisses case against Chicago cop Dante Servin; Courtroom explodes

    Charges were dismissed against Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd, 22.

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  • 'Everything comes from above,' says world's oldest living person

    Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known living person, will celebrate her 116th birthday in Detroit next month thanking God for her longevity. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley climbed to the top of a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living…

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  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. "Larger animals…

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  • Ethiopia mourns Christians killed by Islamic State

    Ethiopia began three days of national mourning on Tuesday, with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State militants in Libya. The murders have horrified Ethiopians and sparked global condemnation, including from Pope Francis who expressed…

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  • The Most Toxic Types of People to Avoid at Work

    A big part of almost any position involves "relationship management" -- in other words, knowing how to get along with different personality types.

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  • De la Renta unveils first bridal line since designer's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Copping had hoped to work alongside Oscar de la Renta, but it was not to be: Just days after Copping was hired last October as artistic director of the luxury label, the legendary de la Renta passed away from cancer.

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  • Russia says Islamist rebel leader Kebekov 'neutralised'

    Russia said Monday the leader of the Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus was killed in a special operation, and militants confirmed his death. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that Aliaskhab Kebekov was "neutralised" during a special operation in the North Caucasus region of…

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  • What do Americans really think about abortion? The answer may surprise you

    Abortion is one of the most polarizing issues in the United States today, but public opinion may not be as black and white as it seems. The poll’s findings unearth the nuances in public opinion often neglected when the media, politicians, and other opinion surveys frame the abortion debate as…

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    Deadly school attack in Barcelona, Spain (15 photos)

    A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said Monday. The unidentified boy, who local media say was 13, was detained by police as a suspect after the attack that also saw two other…

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  • Shi'ite militia hands over suspected body of former top Saddam aide

    The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, top aide to Iraq's executed president Saddam Hussein, was handed over to the Iraqi government by a Shi'ite militia on Monday, live video from the scene showed. A casket with transparent panels containing the remains of a man with red hair like…

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  • Scary Inhaler Accident: What a Woman Learned from It

    A woman in Australia had an unexpected medical emergency on New Year's Eve after she accidentally inhaled one of her earrings, according to a new case report. She had asthma, and reached into her purse for her inhaler, according to the report published April 9 in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The…

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  • Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

    The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos…

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  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.

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    Photos of the day - April 20, 2015 (30 photos)

    Afghan people pose for a photograph near their temporary shelter at an internally displaced person's (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to party activists Warrington Town Football Club in northern England and people cheer near…

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