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Bombs kill 4 in shopping street of Iraqi capital

Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.

Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House

Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents:

Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected al-Qaida fighters

A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.

Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case

A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

Quotations in the News

"I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims. I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened." — Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead.

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

A slow-motion disaster is unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home in half inches toward more houses and businesses below.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

2 charged in Montrose County motorcycle death

Two men face charges in the death of a motorcyclist who ran into a rope and chain the men had allegedly stretched across a southwestern Colorado highway to retrieve an elk carcass, authorities said Friday.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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