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Venezuela awaits fate of jailed opposition leader

Women wearing white and homemade signs that read in Spanish; “Freedom for Leopoldo,” shout slogans in support of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez outside the Palace of Justice in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Following a dramatic surrender on Tuesday...

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition. The world’s biggest social networking company said Wednesday that it is paying $12 billion in Facebook stock...

Taliban say they discussed prison swap with US

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated...

Homeowner rejects housing murder suspect on bond

A woman who said she co-owns the property where a man charged with murder may reside while on bond has objected to his release there. Amanda Johnson on Wednesday said Ralph Harris III may not live at her East Foulke Avenue rental home, according to her letter to the Hancock...

Beans to Boost Your Fiber & Protein

I’m a bean lover. I was enjoying beans when I was in my mother’s womb. By the time I was born, I was in love with black beans. Seriously, a true story. My mother would run cooked black beans through the food processor and make a light soup of sorts, edible and smooth...
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Ukraine president, protest leaders agree on truce

An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn...
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Salma Hayek powerful in black leather at Gucci

Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the...

Neglected teen’s dad charged with murder in Tenn.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a disabled teenage girl in Tennessee who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide. The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said in a news...
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No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

AP Photo/Michael Sohn KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn’t going to miss any of it. She wasn’t going to let her American teammates down. Not now. And as Elana Myers, Lauryn Williams,...
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Canada holds off Latvia 2-1 in Olympic thriller

AP Photo/Julio Cortez SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canada put shots by the dozens on Kristers Gudlevskis, and Latvia’s kid goalie stopped nearly everything in a performance that grew from sensational to a bit supernatural. Late in the third period, Canada finally replaced all...