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GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Gallery: D-Day anniversary

In this June 6, 2014 file photo, allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach during a landing in Normandy, France. The D-Day invasion broke through Adolf Hitler’s western defenses and led to the liberation of France from Nazi occupation just as the Soviet Army was making advances in the east, turning the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor. Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast of France in tremendous strength by cloudy daylight today and stormed several miles inland with tanks and infantry in the grand assault which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File)

Ukraine diplomacy kicks into high gear at G-7

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine and Russia might end up with a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president-elect, France's president said Thursday.


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl

In murky ground between war and terror, prisoner swap causes uproar.

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.


34 injured in Staten Island blaze

Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out a window from a smoke-filled second-floor apartment into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.


European Central Bank cuts rates to help eurozone

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has cut two key interest rates, one of them into negative territory — a highly unusual step that underlines the urgency of its efforts to keep the eurozone economy from sliding into crippling deflation.

Police arrest man in elevator stabbing of boy, 6

NEW YORK (AP) — A man believed to have stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injured a 7-year-old girl in a knife attack in a public housing building elevator that didn't have security cameras was arrested just minutes after the mayor and the police commissioner publicly identified him and appealed for help catching him, police said.


Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year

TOKYO (AP) — A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.


Violence against women: What is — and is not — different this time

The 25-year-old gunman entered the crowded classroom early that morning, armed with a rifle and a hunting knife. Before the 60 students could really register what was happening, he’d ordered the men to leave, then opened fire on the women, shouting, “You’re all a bunch of feminists, and I hate feminists!” By the time he turned the gun on himself, he’d left 14 dead and 10 more injured.


Obama, top European allies conferring on Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama is consulting with two of his most important European allies — Britain and France — as they navigate shifting conditions in the Ukraine crisis now that a new government is coming to power.


Pilot ejects as Navy jet crashes into sea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say a Navy jet crashed into the sea as it prepared to make a late-night landing on an aircraft carrier, but the pilot ejected and was listed in stable condition.


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