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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico today, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Lawyer: ‘X-Men’ director not in Hawaii when abuse took place

HONOLULU – A lawyer for “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer said Friday that credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series show that Singer wasn’t in Haw...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Mo. man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

Mo. man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he’s received since the story of his incarceration became public.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Florida unemployment rate nudges up 0.1%

Florida unemployment rate nudges up 0.1%

Florida’s unemployment rate rose from 6.2 percent in February to 6.3 percent in March, one of 17 states to report an increase, but economists pointed out that could reflect additional workers re-entering the labor market after becoming optimis...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A Nigerian education official says 24 more schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped. That means 44 are free and 85 are still missing.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused today to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran’s U.N. envoy

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations but says he’s only treating it as guidance.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Severe thunderstorms as system moves through Tampa

Severe thunderstorms as system moves through Tampa

The Tampa Bay area can expect strong downpours and possibly severe thunderstorms today as an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico makes its way onshore.
Updated: 8 hours ago

New Jersey woman sues over ‘8THEIST’ license plate

NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Professor: ‘Game of Thrones’ pic got me suspended

PARAMUS, N.J. – A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from “Game of Thrones” that he says a school official perceived as a threat.
Updated: 8 hours ago