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Death toll in Indian monsoon flooding nears 600

JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — Rescuers found bodies in the River Ganges and in the muddy, broken earth left by landslides, raising the death toll from monsoon flooding in mountainous northern India to nearly 600 Friday, […]


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Philly penitentiary offers taste of prison food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is a city that has become renowned for its hip and innovative restaurant scene. But a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare this weekend: prison food. Eastern State Penitentiary […]


Ranbaxy Laboratories, Indian pharmaceutical company. (AP Photo)

Drug manufacturer agrees to $500 million penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of an Indian pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $500 million fines and civil penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying about tests to federal regulators, the Justice Department said […]


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Coke takes anti-obesity campaign global

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says it will make lower-calorie options and clear calorie labeling more widely available around the world, intensifying a push against critics who say its drinks pack on the pounds. The […]


Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest, New Delhi, India. (AP Photo)

Indian girl’s rape highlights police apathy

NEW DELHI (AP) — A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action on a report of a missing child.


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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.


Briton jumps out window to escape attack in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A British woman traveling in India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room on Tuesday, telling police she feared a sexual attack after the hotel’s owner tried to force his way into the room by offering her a massage.


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MacArthur grants go to nonprofits in 5 countries

CHICAGO (AP) — Thirteen organizations have been named recipients of the 2013 “Award for Creative and Effective Institutions” by the MacArthur Foundation and will receive between $500,000 and $1.5 million, depending on the annual budget of the organization.


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Adolf Hitler stumping for votes in Indian election

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein. The Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names.


An Indian man weeps as he holds his wife who was killed in a stampede, Allahabad, India. (AP Photo)

36 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India (AP) — The death toll from a stampede in a train station rose to 36 in a northern India city where millions of devotees had gathered for a Hindu festival that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.





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