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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.


Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.


Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said.

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine's Day killing.


Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi must spend at least four hours a week in the service of the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, the first sentence against him ever confirmed by Italy's highest court.


Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.


Photos: Life resumes on Boylston St.

This combination of May 7, 2013 and April 10, 2014 photos shows Kevin Brown placing a Teddy bear at a makeshift memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, and people walking through the same square at lunchtime nearly a year later in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Chinese shoe factory strike continues

An offer for improved social benefits on Tuesday falls flat, prolonging one of the largest strikes — involving thousands of disgruntled workers — in China in recent years.


Deep water thwarts robot sub's 1st search for jet

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.


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