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  • Palestinian city plan to move forward after water deal

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The builder of the first planned Palestinian city in the West Bank says Israel has agreed to connect Rawabi to its water grid, ending months of costly delays. Rawabi, a…

  • Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and…

  • Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be…

  • Luge World Cup Results

    Sunday At Sochi, Russia Men 1. Semen Pavlichenko, Russia, 1:44.020 (51.980-52.040). 2. Alexandr Peretjagn, Russia, 1:44.252 (52.189-52.063). 3. Felix Loch, Germany, 1:44.339 (52.338-52.001). 4. Andi Langenhan, Germany, 1:44.379 (52.398-51.981). 5. Inars Kivlenieks, Latvia, 1:44.417 (52.263-52.154).…

  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

    BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group and a local leader say the Islamic State group has released 19 Christians who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last…

  • Disabled punk rockers to compete in Eurovision Song Contest

    HELSINKI (AP) — Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country’s national qualifying contest. The group Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, or PKN, was…

  • Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who’ve come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones…

  • 15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris

    PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France’s emperor in…

  • Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching…

  • Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable…

  • 15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York’s Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco. But those islands were beacons…

  • Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of Nordic skiing worlds

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Petter Northug wrapped up his most successful championships with the kind of performance that has made him the world’s top cross-country skier. The Norwegian used his trademark sprinting ability to win…

  • Coroner: Man killed in at Ohio machine shop was crushed

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio coroner says the 60-year-old man killed in a machine shop accident in Akron died of a crushing injury to his torso. The Summit County coroner’s office has identified…

  • Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star Minoso dies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game’s first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner…

  • Congress’ dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even…