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Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for years

ROME (AP) — A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker's kitchen.


Judge halts execution, cites drug source secrecy

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday stopped the scheduled execution of a serial killer in Texas, saying justice department officials must disclose information to the inmate's lawyers about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill him.


Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties.


New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" — despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel — has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.


Bombs at Egypt university hit riot police, 1 dead

CAIRO (AP) — Three bombs exploded Wednesday outside Cairo University's main campus, hitting riot police deployed against near daily protests by Islamist students, killing a police general and wounding seven others, including several top police officers.

Senators press Barra about GM's delay in recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra underwent a second day of harsh questioning from Congress Wednesday, as lawmakers pressed her for answers about mistakes the company made in not recalling cars with defective ignition switch for a decade.


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