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Hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe

BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of fishermen raced to be rescued Friday from the isolated Indonesian island where an Associated Press investigation found that many were enslaved to catch seafood that could end up in the United States and elsewhere.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Menendez case shows many outlets for rich political donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to limit a rich and willing donor's ability to ingratiate himself with members of Congress, as prosecutors showed this week in their charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Russia's role in Ukraine seen shifting to training rebels

YENAKIEYEVE, Ukraine (AP) — On a recent spring morning, an important visitor watched Russian-backed rebels conduct infantry maneuvers in eastern Ukraine.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced a deal Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward a comprehensive agreement within three months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015

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2 women arrested in NYC, accused of trying to build bomb

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City women were arrested Thursday on charges they were plotting to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb and using it for Boston Marathon-type terror attack, prosecutors said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015

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NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015

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Plane crash co-pilot eyed suicide methods, cockpit security

BERLIN (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing everyone aboard, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015

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Bomb threats shared electronically close schools

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech-savvy students and others are using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services to make anonymous reports of bombs and other threats of violence at schools. The result: school evacuations and police sweeps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015

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