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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth burns leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank. The weeklong holiday commemorates the […]


State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, alongside a reconstruction of a toilet cubicle, in court  Monday, April 14, 2014, through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's day in 2013. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that […]


A submarine built by Bluefin Robotics is lowered into the water by systems engineer Cheryl Mierzwa in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

Malaysia Flight 370: 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 […]


African migrants hold matzo, unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday, as they protest outside the Holot detention center, southern Israel, Friday, April 11, 2014. Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel’s Negev desert on Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story - one of freedom from bondage - mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal

HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel’s Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being […]


Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Prosecutor: Pistorius’ story doesn’t add up

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add […]


Oscar Pistorius, puts his hand to his face while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool)

Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has told the world-famous athlete that he fatally shot his girlfriend through a toilet door as they were talking. Chief prosecutor Gerrie […]


State prosecutor Gerrie Nel during cross questioning of Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the […]


Ground staff work on a Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain’s […]


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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]


FILE - In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 file photo, Flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  From “All right, good night” to “Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero." Malaysia’s tweak to the final words received from the cockpit of the missing jetliner would appear insignificant to the investigation or hunt for the plane. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

Search picks up new underwater signal in jet hunt

PERTH, Australia (AP) – An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet picked up a new underwater signal Thursday while searching the same part of the Indian Ocean where earlier sounds were detected […]


Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, left, talks to his Emirati counterpart, Anwar Bin Mohamed Karkash, during a meeting with Arab foreign ministers at the League's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Arab League renews $100M support for Palestinians

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo have renewed their commitment to give $100 million in monthly aid to the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The ministers also urged Arab governments falling […]