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More yellow vest protests despite Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) - For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger. Some of the activists, whose violent protests against inequality have been shaking up France for months, said they cried in front of...

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In Ukrainian candidate's hometown, a cry for change

KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine (AP) - Residents of this grim industrial city in eastern Ukraine say they are exhausted by a daily battle for survival amid low wages and soaring bills. Many of them believe a native son - a comedian with no political experience - is just the person to ...

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Asian stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading

TOKYO (AP) - Asian stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to 22,189.01. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,219.78. The Shanghai Composite was little changed at 3,248.87. Some markets...

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Mariners blow 8-run lead, rally for 11-10 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jay Bruce delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth, and the Seattle Mariners blew a late eight-run lead before rallying for an 11-10 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and Omar Narvaez ...

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Ex-vice officer now charged with destroying evidence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Ohio vice squad officer facing multiple federal and state charges including the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman is now accused of destroying evidence. Ex-Columbus officer Andrew Mitchell has pleaded not guilty in state court to killing Donna...

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Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. The Warriors began the ...

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China downplays political impact of global development push

BEIJING (AP) - China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be...

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AP Was There: Teen boys unleashed terror, chaos at Columbine

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two dozen others before taking their own lives. Twenty years later, ...

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Warsaw synagogue 'reappears' on anniversary of ghetto revolt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, has been virtually recreated with light as part of anniversary commemorations for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the facade of a modern...

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Journalist who covered Columbine wonders about lives unlived

NEW YORK (AP) - Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah. "You can't prove a negative," our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we're young. Yet when I look back upon my time in Colorado covering the almost-adults who were killed in the Columbine High School attack 20 years ago this week, all ...

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Arraignment set for man charged after missing child hoax

CINCINNATI (AP) - A 23-year-old man accused of impersonating a long-missing child is scheduled for arraignment in federal court. Brian Michael Rini (REE'-nee) of Medina (meh-DY'-nuh), Ohio, will go before Magistrate Karen Litkovitz in a Friday afternoon hearing in Cincinnati. He was indicted this...

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Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds' 4-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Joey Votto didn't wait long to make an impact as the Cincinnati Reds' leadoff batter Thursday night. Votto drove rookie Chris Paddack's third pitch of the game over the fence in right-center field for his first career leadoff homer, sparking the Reds to a 4-1 win ...

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Man sentenced to over 6 years in prison for bank robbery

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison for a bank robbery. Court documents say 29-year-old Michael MacDonald, of Manchester, entered the Citizens Bank in a Hannaford Market in Manchester last May and gave the teller a note demanding money. MacDonald ...

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Public to weigh in on paid family leave proposal

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine could allow up to 12 weeks of paid family leave or 20 weeks of paid medical leave under a top Democrat's bill. The Legislature's Labor and Housing Committee is set to hold a public hearing Friday. Employees could use family leave after the birth of ...

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Early release for mother of child who died from exposure

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive outside an Ohio home on a frigid February day has been released from prison after three months. Tierra Williams had been sentenced to 18 months earlier this year, a sentence that sparked a community outcry given the loss ...

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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Voters in Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy, voted in presidential and legislative elections. The key race pitted incumbent President Joko Widodo against nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto. A so-called quick count of ballots indicated the president was on his way to a second...

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Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 to even series

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games,...

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Don McGahn: The other lawyer who saved Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours ...

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico. About 140 people attended a workshop held this week in Window Rock to learn more about the $220 million...

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...

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