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Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows

  NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative says the singer won’t perform in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. Those concerts will be rescheduled. Cyrus suffered from a sinus infection last week during [...]

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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 are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat [...]

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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

  NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator [...]

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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the [...]

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Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    CHICAGO (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday, April 17th, 2014 for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. The 74-year-old high-school [...]

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Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer has told a jury in New York that an Egyptian Islamic preacher on trial on charges that he supported terrorism around the world has never harmed Americans. Attorney Joshua Dratel (DRAY’-tehl) told jurors during an opening statement Thursday, April 17th that Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (muh-STAH’-fuh kah-MEHL’ muh-STAH’-fuh) will testify [...]

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Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Robert Rizzo apologized during sentencing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, telling Judge Kathleen Kennedy he breached [...]

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US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, said the law is “invalid and unconstitutional” [...]

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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently said he needs additional [...]

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President Obama attends ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” are hard to come by, but one man managed it — President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years [...]

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Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. “In just a couple easy steps they can figure everything out,” Biden told The Associated Press [...]

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NKorea complains over barber’s Kim Jong Un poster

  LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. The country’s diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressing salon that put up a poster poking fun at distinctively coiffed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Foreign [...]

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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon had cut the devices from their ankles, hopped a Greyhound bus from California, and holed up in a Las [...]

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Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers — Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats, while the male is nearly pure white. Zoo veterinarian Guillermo Weimeyer says they [...]

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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate [...]

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Britain-Phone-Hacking

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloid. Coulson told a London jury that he was “shocked” in 2004 when a reporter at the newspaper — owned by magnate Rupert [...]

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Bill Nye says he underestimated debate’s impact

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its founder Ken Ham, he said he believed it would draw about [...]

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Daniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock

  NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he’s onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage. The former “Harry Potter” star is consistently greeted by a burst of applause when makes his entrance on Broadway, no matter if it’s a musical [...]

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