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Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

An explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124, according to police.


Ukraine asks UN to send peacekeepers to restive east

Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen continued to storm and occupy local government offices, police stations and airports.


Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader.


Chile wildfire kills 12, injures more than 500

Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and smoldering wreckage in the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile, on Monday as sailors prepared to evacuate 700 more families.


Libya trial of Kadhafi son, aides adjourned

The trial of top figures from Moamer Kadhafi's regime for abuses committed during the 2011 uprising that toppled the dictator was adjourned Monday until April 27, marking the second postponement in the proceedings since March 24.


False leads in search for missing jet

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:


Bail set for suspect in Florida day care crash

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida day care center.


Daughter, mother of Jewish community center victims speaks

Just hours after her father and son were shot and killed in the parking lot of a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kan., Mindy Corporon spoke at a vigil for the victims Sunday night, surprising mourners.


Libyan judge looks to try Gadhafi son

Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, held by a militia in the country's west, can attend the trial of former regime officials through a video link, a Libyan judge has decided.


Police ID supremacist as Kansas shootings suspect

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.


Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said.


Libya starts trial of ex-Gaddafi officials, sons absent

Gaddafi's sons Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam did not appear in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison, but the deposed ruler's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi was among the former senior officials sitting in blue jumpsuits behind a fenced-off section.


Yet another building seized in east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents.


Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday accused him of tailoring his version of how he killed his girlfriend to fit evidence at the scene, exhaustively listing alleged inconsistencies in the athlete's account of the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.


Blast rips up busy bus station in Nigerian capital

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of people are feared dead in an explosion that blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, before 7 a.m. (0600 GMT) Monday as people were traveling to work.


Kiev deadline for disarming in east Ukraine passes

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian separatists on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents.

The return of Scott Brown

Despite his flaws, Scott Brown may again be pegged to boost Republicans' Senate numbers.


MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change, as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.


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