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March 24, 2017 - 12:57 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. Matias Ferreira just completed 29 weeks of training at the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island. After a...
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The home at 34980 Eberlein Drive in Fraser, Mich. is demolished Friday, March 24, 2017. The work comes in the wake of a drain interceptor collapse on Christmas Eve that caused a large sinkhole. Three houses near the sinkhole have been condemned. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 12:57 pm
FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit. Three houses had to be condemned in Fraser and a major road has been closed. Macomb County Public Works spokesman Dan Heaton says...
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March 24, 2017 - 12:57 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday. A spokesman for the Auschwitz memorial, Bartosz Bartyzel, told...
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March 24, 2017 - 12:14 pm
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard. Faced with more than 40 feet (12 meters) of snow, the Mono County community declared a state of emergency and a request for snow...
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Pakistan's radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 24, 2017. Pakistani police have blocked a rally by clerics seeking to press their calls for the death of social media activists accused of insulting Islam. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
March 24, 2017 - 12:11 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy Friday in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court, while outside hundreds of security forces prevented a radical cleric from holding a protest to condemn another five bloggers, who were earlier charged with insulting Islam — an offense...
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March 24, 2017 - 12:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate for February has dropped to 5.1 percent. The state Commerce Department said Friday that's slightly lower than January's revised rate of 5.3 percent. The state says it's also slightly lower than the February 2016 rate. However, it's above the...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, March 24, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for February. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
March 24, 2017 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, pockets of weakness remained. Job gains in February were most robust in states outside the coastal regions that...
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This undated photo provided by Clint Payne shows his sister, Melissa, and her husband, Kurt Cochran. A statement from the Mormon church issued Thursday, March 23, 2017, on behalf of relatives said Kurt Cochran was among those killed in the London attack Wednesday and Melissa was seriously injured. (Courtesy of Clint Payne via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 12:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. The dead were a British policeman stabbed to death, an American tourist celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary, a British school...
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Italian paramilitary police patrol in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Rome's Piazza Venezia Square, on Friday, March 24, 2017 a day ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. EU leaders are gathering in Rome for a summit to mark the EU's 60th anniversary and to outline its future after Britain leaves. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 24, 2017 - 12:03 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming European Union summit (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Italy's premier is spurring fellow EU leaders to use their Rome summit to make jobs and business growth their priorities. Premier Paolo Gentiloni told EU officials Friday, on the summit's eve, that the...
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Residents carry the body of a person killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 24, 2017 - 11:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead, according to a statement given to The Associated Press on Friday. The suspected high...
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