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Iditarod musher flown to hospital after ordeal

Scott Janssen of Anchorage, Alaska, top, catches up to Allen Moore of Two Rivers, Alaska, on the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Erik...
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Netanyahu and Gov. Brown to sign pro-business pact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, shakes hands with supporters before the screening of the television documentary “Israel: The Royal Tour” at Paramount Studios on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. Netanyahu flew Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to...

Big coal producer in settlement over tainted water

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday. The...

UN envoy leaves Crimea under order from armed men

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A special U.N. envoy cut short his mission in Crimea on Wednesday after being threatened by 10 to 15 armed men and ordered to leave the region, where Ukraine and Russia are locked in a tense standoff, U.N. officials said. After a confrontation...
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Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The pontiff says he finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him “offensive.” In an interview with Italian daily...

C. African Republic town turns on Muslim leader

MBAIKI, Central African Republic (AP) — The swarm of people showed up on their deputy mayor’s doorstep late on a Friday morning, just before the time of the Muslim prayers. By then, it no longer mattered that he was the deputy mayor. It didn’t matter that the...

Sentence in lake crash that killed Usher’s stepson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta man convicted in a jet ski crash that killed the stepson of R&B singer Usher has been ordered to serve four years in prison. Jeffrey Hubbard was sentenced Wednesday in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover. Hubbard was riding on the...
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NATO reviews its cooperation with Russia

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in...
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NATO reviews its cooperation with Russia

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in...

C. African Republic town turns on Muslim leader

MBAIKI, Central African Republic (AP) — The swarm of people showed up on their deputy mayor’s doorstep late on a Friday morning, just before the time of the Muslim prayers. By then, it no longer mattered that he was the deputy mayor. It didn’t matter that the...