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Obama opens Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo
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TOKYO — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West’s dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president’s sales mission. [Read More]
Death toll in ferry sinking hits 150 Death toll in ferry sinking hits 150
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JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korean ferry proceeded rapidly today, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. [Read More]
Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fall distress call
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CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. [Read More]
Pro-Russia gunmen hold U.S. journalist
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DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted today that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. [Read More]
Captain who left sinking ferry called nicest person on ship Captain who left sinking ferry called nicest person on ship
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MOKPO, South Korea — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years’ experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships. [Read More]
U.S. troops arrive in Eastern Europe
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month. [Read More]
Appeal for positive photos backfires for NYC police
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NEW YORK — When the New York Police Department asked Twitter users on Tuesday to share their photographs with police officers, they were perhaps expecting a few feel-good neighborhood scenes or tourists with police horses in Times Square. [Read More]
Inmate executed for 1993 killing
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BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early today only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal. [Read More]
Acceptance rates at elite colleges decline
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LOS ANGELES — Throughout the college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson’s wish list. So when the Long Beach, Calif., high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company. [Read More]
Sherpas leave Everest camp
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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest’s base camp today, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. [Read More]
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