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Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's interim authorities accused the country's ousted president of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people — but their report Thursday provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev.


Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.


Pastor: Mom in bathtub case once hit kids with van

MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning one of her young sons and critically injuring another in a bathtub backed into the boys with her van 10 months ago, her pastor said.


UN: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has surpassed 1 million, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday, calling it a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own.


Yanukovych accused of anti-opposition terror

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Interim authorities in Ukraine on Thursday accused ousted President Viktor Yanukovych's government of using a network of hired killers, kidnappers and gangs of thugs to terrorize and undermine the opposition.


New evacuations in Chile after major aftershock

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Coastal residents of Chile's far-north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes early Thursday after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused some damage and six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were reported.


Parker, Duncan lead Spurs past Warriors 111-90

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs continue to win big and to rest players, and the limited minutes are starting to show in the revival of Tim Duncan's game.


Ukraine detains riot police over sniper deaths

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine said Thursday that they have detained several members of an elite riot police unit on suspicion of shooting protesters during bloody anti-government clashes in February that left more than 100 dead.


Old habits at Samsung, LG embarrass them abroad

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone.


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