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  • Crimea’s only Tatar TV station goes off air

    MOSCOW (AP) — Crimea’s independent television station ATR has gone off air after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license. ATR was established as the first channel dedicated to the Crimean Tatars,…

  • Who was guarding Assaye? And what were the rules?

    WASHINGTON — After Wossen Assaye tried to kill himself in an Alexandria jail on Friday, he was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment. Alexandria sheriff’s deputies guarded Assaye for 24 hours. Under an agreement…

  • A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the discussions…

  • UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s human rights chief says his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters fleeing advancing military forces murdered women and girls they had taken as “wives,” along with other captives.…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, April 01, 2015 The central Plains may see some severe weather on Wednesday as a strong low pressure system advances off the northern Rockies and into the Plains. Flow around…

  • Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.…

  • Lufthansa executives visit Alpine crash site where 150 died

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The heads of Lufthansa and its low-cost airline Germanwings are visiting the site of the crash that killed 150 people amid mounting questions about the co-pilot and how much his employers…

  • Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time “to heal wounds,” a day after Nigeria’s president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. Calling for conciliation across the political…

  • States increasing production caps for microbreweries

    PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year,…

  • Drought-stricken California set to measure snowpack

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada — and the outlook isn’t good. The snowpack has been in decline since electronic measurements on…

  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation…

  • Man kills woman, himself in California office shooting

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself. Panicked…

  • Gaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular…

  • America’s Cup teams vote to downsize boats

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — America’s Cup teams have voted to reduce the size of boats to be sailed in the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, a cost-cutting move that could lead to the two strongest challengers…

  • Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or…