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  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewhee ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two peopl ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

    KATMANDU, Nepal – Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a c ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'

    MIAMI – Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    AMSTERDAM – Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

    OSO, Wash. – Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Republicans in NC’s Senate race trade few hits

    DAVIDSON, N.C. – The candidate in North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary with backing from the party’s Washington establishment came under little ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • N.Y. hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawncarriageindustry, stung by a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    YARMOUTH, Maine – The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Stowaway teen is resting at Honolulu hospital

    HONOLULU (AP) — A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • S. Korea ferry death toll keeps climbing as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea – The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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