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  • Uniformed men occupy Donetsk, Ukraine, police HQ Interior Minister Arsen Avakov described the unrest as "Russian aggression" and said Ukraine's security officials would be gathering for an extraordinary meeting late Saturday evening.

    April 12, 2014

  • Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth.

    April 12, 2014

  • Feds abruptly end cattle roundup in Nevada Federal land managers abruptly ended the roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada owned by a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

    April 12, 2014

  • Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack.

    April 12, 2014

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape.

    April 12, 2014

  • mfp Sea Wing Documentary 1st 0413 A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy of 1890, a shipping accident in which 98 people died when their paddle-wheeler flipped over on Lake Pepin.

    April 12, 2014

  • Police quell rowdy crowd after NCAA semifinal win MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in riot gear quelled a raucous celebration by University of Minnesota hockey fans following the Gophers last-second Frozen Four semifinal win. Hundreds of students and other hockey fans took to the streets in Dinkytown near

    April 11, 2014

  • Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center. They were joined Thursday by duo Hall & Oates, British rocker Peter Gabriel, 1970s folkie Cat

    April 11, 2014

  • 10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop

    April 11, 2014

  • Norovirus expected at pizza place MAPLE GROVE (AP) — Hennepin County health officials say they've got numerous calls from people who got sick after eating at a popular Maple Grove restaurant. Health Department spokesman Bill Billknap tells KARE-TV they're looking into a suspected ou

    April 10, 2014