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Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group. Read More

 

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Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and the Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk. More »

 

Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

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Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. More »

 

Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles. More »

 

First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. More »

 

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty. More »

 

Victims of California gas-line blast released from hospital

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four of the 11 people injured during a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range in Central California have been released from the hospital. More »

 

Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91. More »

 

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