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2 killed, 19 hurt in Arkansas logging truck wreck

Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said.


Turkey lifts YouTube block

Nearly 70 days after a government block on YouTube, Turkey has restored access to the video-sharing website.


On tape: Moment pilot realizes teen stowaway is on plane

About an hour after a California teen was discovered on a Hawaii runway in April, a nonplussed pilot preparing to depart tells air traffic controllers he will be a bit delayed because "a guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear from San Jose to Maui."


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl), who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend.

US worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.


Amid war and shelling, Syrians vote for president

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Waving photos of their leader and dancing with flags, tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad as they voted Tuesday across government-controlled parts of the country in a presidential election decried by the opposition as a charade.


Jolie: We won't change our security on red carpet

SHANGHAI (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt won't tighten their security policies during publicity events after he was accosted on the red carpet in Los Angeles.


Syrians line up to vote in presidential election

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Waving photos of their leader and dancing with flags, thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad as they voted Tuesday in the country's presidential election decried by the opposition as a charade.

AP PHOTOS: Images of Tiananmen in 1989 and now

BEIJING (AP) — Tiananmen Square in the middle of Beijing has long been the center of political activity in China. But it is most well-known outside of China as the place where a student-led pro-democracy movement was crushed by the People's Liberation Army in 1989.


Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said.


Power plant plan further clouds coal's future

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired power plants will be retired.


Man wanted in FBI explosives case is arrested

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco social media maven and former political consultant wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives is in FBI custody after a three-day manhunt.

Security tight on eve of Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing put additional police on the street and detained government critics Tuesday as part of a security crackdown on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the crushing of pro-democracy protests centered on the capital's Tiananmen Square.


Polls open in Syria's presidential vote

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Polls opened in government-held areas in Syria amid very tight security Tuesday for the country's presidential election — a vote that President Bashar Assad is widely expected to win.


Rihanna honored for style at annual fashion awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion rules are made to be broken, Rihanna told a glittering crowd of fashion industry leaders on Monday, and her outfit dramatically conveyed that message: a sheer fishnet gown, sparkling with thousands of embedded crystals, that left little underneath to the imagination.


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