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Ukraine PM leery of Putin's 'dream'
20 Apr 2014 at 9:10am
Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia won't stop until President Vladimir Putin's vision is realized.
Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade
20 Apr 2014 at 3:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.
Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
20 Apr 2014 at 4:37pm
Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on Sunday to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20. The demonstrations -- dubbed the "420" rallies after the date, 4/20 in North American style, and the code-term popularly used to refer to pot consumption -- took place in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa. In each city, including the capital, Ottawa, where protesters gathered on the lawn near the parliament building, music groups played for the crowds. In Montreal, a strong police presence surrounded the demonstrators, while in Ottawa and Vancouver, a pizza chain offered a free slice to any participant in the rally celebrating a drug known to prompt the munchies.
Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
20 Apr 2014 at 9:41am
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events
20 Apr 2014 at 12:25pm
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event ? the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
20 Apr 2014 at 3:58pm
JINDO, South Korea (AP) ? The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.
On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
20 Apr 2014 at 4:18pm
BOSTON (AP) ? In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
20 Apr 2014 at 5:10pm
DENVER (AP) ? Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
20 Apr 2014 at 5:56pm
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
20 Apr 2014 at 2:33pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) ? The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.
Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
20 Apr 2014 at 12:14pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) ? Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
20 Apr 2014 at 3:15pm
DENVER (AP) ? Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
20 Apr 2014 at 10:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Are evangelicals out of touch with mainstream views?
20 Apr 2014 at 11:06am
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC?s ?This Week.? As a part of a...
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
20 Apr 2014 at 11:12am
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.