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April 02, 2017 - 10:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site plans to mark the 49th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death. The National Park Service says the site will host the annual "King Remembrance Day" event on Tuesday. King's daughter and CEO of the King Center, the Rev. Bernice...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson, center, First Counselor Henry B. Eyring, left, and Second Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, look on during the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 01, 2017 - 5:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive — a practice unique to the faith that came under fire in the past from Jews when they discovered Holocaust...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson, center, First Counselor Henry B. Eyring, left, and Second Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf, right, look on during the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 01, 2017 - 4:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive. Henry Eyring told a worldwide audience during a twice-yearly Mormon conference that God wants all his children...
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April 01, 2017 - 3:39 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. The International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial ban on whaling in 1986, but Norway objected...
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015, file photo, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. Mormons will hear guidance and inspiration from the religion's top leaders during a church conference this weekend in Salt Lake City as well as getting an update about church membership statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 01, 2017 - 1:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Mormon leader reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive. Henry Eyring told a worldwide audience during a twice-yearly Mormon conference that God wants all his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2005, file photo, members of the band Journey pose after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain told the Dayton Daily News for a story published online on March 30, 2017, that former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 31, 2017 - 12:56 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cain tells the Dayton Daily News ( http://bit.ly/2mWbZD5 ) that "the ceremony is the first time we're going to get to see Steve...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:52 am
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the ocean off of New England are asking to intervene in a lawsuit. They say the nearly 5,000-square-mile monument area has "extraordinary scientific and ecological importance...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump on March 28, 2017, in Washington, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Feb. 22, 2017, in Beijing. China said Thursday, March 30, 2017, Xi and Trump will meet at the latter's Florida resort on April 6-7. It will be the first in-person meeting between the two. (AP Photo/Files)
March 30, 2017 - 6:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's foreign ministry announced Thursday, amid a range of pressing issues from trade, to North Korea and territorial claims in the South China Sea...
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FILE - In this combination of three file photos shows, from left, Maryland head coach Gary Williams cannot believe his ears as the referee calls a foul on one of his Maryland players during ACC basketball action on Jan. 29, 1997 in Tallahassee, Fla., Williams swings the net after his Terps beat Indiana 64-52 in the NCAA final on April 1, 2002 in Atlanta, and Williams, right, yells at his team in the first half against Boston College during a quarterfinal Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament game on March 10, 2006, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Files)
March 30, 2017 - 3:27 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Gary Williams had great players and great teams during his tenure at Maryland, even won a national championship. The one thing missing from the Terps' resume: A No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. Through 68 years and more than 1,100 polls, Maryland was never once the top-ranked team in...
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