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Days after shooting, ‘Virunga’ premiers at Tribeca

Journalist Melanie Gouby, left, and filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel pose before their interview about the film “Virunga,” Thursday April 17, 2014 in New York. The film about Virunga National Park in eastern Congo debuts at the Tribeca Film festival on Thursday. (AP...
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 – FILE – This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez’s magical realist novels and short...
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Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives on a wheelchair to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing...

Ohio Bans 2 Chemicals Used To Make Synthetic Drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new rule took effect Thursday in Ohio that bans the sale and use of two chemicals drug dealers have used to pass off harmful synthetic drugs as legal substances. The compounds — PB-22 and 5F-PB-22 and their variations — are often sprayed on plant materials...

Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis Ejected At Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers after striking out in the third inning. Kipnis struck out swinging with the bases loaded for the third out, then appeared to say something to plate umpire Lance...
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911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

File – In this April 10, 2014, file photo, massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus just after they collide on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Authorities are releasing 911 calls made after a FedEx struck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students...

Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world’s largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up...

Ohio Man Gets Prison Time For Grandmother’s Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 90-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. John Spindler of Columbus was sentenced Thursday. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the 41-year-old...

Reds Break From Slump, Start Getting Players Back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are starting to come around following their worst start in two decades. Closer Aroldis Chapman is throwing off the mound again. Jonathan Broxton is back to pitching the ninth inning. An offense that was among the most wasteful in the majors...
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Williams in talks to reprise ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ role

FILE – In this April 28, 2012 file photo, Robin Williams appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York. Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit “Mrs. Doubtfire†with “Elf†writer David Berenbaum attached to pen the script for...