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Egypt bans Mubarak party leaders from elections

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:59

In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens to a question during an interview in a nationally televised program in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 5, 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that he decided to run for president of Egypt because of the "threats" facing the country, speaking in the first TV interview of his campaign. (AP Photo/Egypt's State Television)CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned leaders of the country's former ruling party under ousted President Hosni Mubarak from running in any elections, a vague ruling that could bar former officials of that regime from returning to politics for the time being.


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Saudi Arabia: al Qaeda cell plotting attacks uncovered

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:58
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it had uncovered an al Qaeda militant group with links to "extremist elements" in Syria and Yemen that had been plotting to assassinate officials and attack government and foreign targets.
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Accused Boston bomber's lawyers seek privacy for family meetings

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:52
Defense attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a federal judge late Monday to block law enforcement agents from monitoring jailhouse meetings between the suspect, his attorneys and his sisters. "Only real time monitoring of social visitors' conversations with Tsarnaev by someone familiar generally with terrorist tradecraft and specifically with the facts of this case can ensure that those conversations are not being used as a vehicle to convey forbidding messages," they argued in a prior court filing.
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AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:43

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," looks in a a mirror at his home in the Araras community of Brazil's Goias state. In an effort to camouflage how the disease has eaten away the skin on his lips, nose, cheeks and eyes, Jardim wears a rudimentary orange-tinted mask, its stenciled-in right eyebrow not matching his bushy real one that remains. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.


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Europe eyes flight recorder changes after jet saga

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:38
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing to improve aircraft flight recorders and underwater locating devices in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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White House to unveil dire climate warning

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:31

White House senior counselor Podesta speaks to reporters at the White House briefing roomSome environmental and public health groups expect the report to be a "game changer."


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Eight more girls abducted in Nigeria

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:51

FILE - In this Monday April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of government secondary school Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families walk in Chibok, Nigeria. The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300. Police Commissioner Tanko Lawan said the number of girls and young women who have escaped also has risen, to 53. (AP Photo/ Haruna Umar, File)Gunmen kidnapped the girls from a northeast village overnight, reports detailed Tuesday.


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Fed climate change report urges action

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:38

FILE - This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif. The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans' daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Global warming is rapidly and adversely affecting weather patterns, health and safety, a new report finds.


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Iran admiral: US ships are a target in case of war

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:36

FILE- In this file photo taken on April 3, 2006, members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard attend maneuvers in the Persian Gulf. Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier. (AP Photo/IRNA, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.


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Nigerian girl describes kidnap, 276 still missing

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:08
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The girls in the school dorm could hear the sound of gunshots from a nearby town. So when armed men in uniforms burst in and promised to rescue them, at first they were relieved.
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My spring break with Big Liquor

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:38
Yahoo News spends five rowdy days on the American Whiskey Trail.
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34 reported dead in Ukraine

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:30

Pro-Russian gunmen carry their weapons at the local administration building in the center of Slovyansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Gunbattles took place at various positions around the city Monday in what has proven the most ambitious government effort to date to quell unrest in the mainly Russian-speaking east. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)Thirty pro-Russia insurgents and four government troops have been killed during operations to expunge anti-government forces around a key eastern city, Ukraine's interior minister reported Tuesday.


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Stunners and bummers from the Met Gala

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:17

 Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — There were stunners, snoozers and bummers at the Met Gala, the former led by Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova and Sarah Silverman in stunning princess ball gowns and the latter led by, well, many.


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Old-world glamour in black and white at Met gala

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:12

 Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Old-style glamour — especially in black and white — ruled the night air as stars of Hollywood and the fashion world converged on the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening for the annual Costume Institute gala, the biggest event on the New York fashion calendar.


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Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:44

Wayne Winkler, who suffered burns to 12 percent of his body when butane fumes ignited while he was making hash oil at home, pets his dog Bailey, in his living room, in Denver, May 1, 2014. Winkler agreed to talk to The Associated Press to send a message that making hash oil at home is highly dangerous. Since marijuana became legal on Jan. 1, the state has seen nearly three dozen explosions caused by people making pot concentrates at home, and authorities are grappling with what to do about it. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)The opening months of Colorado's first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug's intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.


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Phelps enters 2 events at North Carolina meet

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:30

 Two events that produced Olympic gold. Phelps has entered the 100-meter butterfly and the 200 freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix meet in North Carolina next week, his coach, Bob Bowman, told The Associated Press on Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)Next up for Michael Phelps' comeback: Two events that produced Olympic gold.


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Egypt's el-Sissi: Muslim Brotherhood will not return

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:30

In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens to a question during an interview in a nationally televised program in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 5, 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that he decided to run for president of Egypt because of the "threats" facing the country, speaking in the first TV interview of his campaign. (AP Photo/Egypt's State Television)CAIRO (AP) — Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief who removed Egypt's Islamist president and who is now poised to win the post in elections this month, said the Muslim Brotherhood will never return as an organization, accusing it of using militant groups as cover to destabilize the country.


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10 Things to Know for Today

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:51

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


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Pistorius trial: Neighbor describes ‘desperate’ cries, athlete's state

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:23

Oscar Pistorius looks back as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Using witness accounts of a panicked nighttime phone call from Pistorius begging for help and his desperate pleas for Reeva Steenkamp to stay alive, the defense at his murder trial tried to reinforce its case Monday that the double-amputee Olympian fatally shot his girlfriend in a tragic error of judgment. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)The athlete's neighbor on Tuesday testified that he heard a man crying loudly and that he called the security of the housing estate for help.


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