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July 26, 2002: Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov - legend and curse of a weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world’s most popular firearm. It […]

12/23/2013

People put flowers and light candles in front of a supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  .   (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

3rd section of Latvian supermarket roof collapses

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A massive third section of the roof at a Latvian supermarket where at least 54 people were killed fell Saturday as emergency workers searched rubble nearby for more victims. Though no […]

11/23/2013

Paul McCartney watches a sumo match on the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, in Fukuoka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

McCartney urges Putin to free Greenpeace detainees

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of “Back in the USSR” on Thursday as he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil […]

11/14/2013

This Feb. 7, 1964 photo taken by photojournalist Bill Eppridge and released courtesy of Monroe Gallery shows The Beatles arriving at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/courtesy of Monroe Gallery, Bill Eppridge)

Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died in Connecticut. Bill Eppridge was 75. His wife, Adrienne Aurichio, says he died Thursday morning […]

10/03/2013

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Russian choir of 4,335 performs in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — More than 4,000 Russian singers have performed outdoors in St. Petersburg with the aim of setting a world record for the largest choir. The 4,335 singers of all ages and […]

05/26/2013

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Where notorious criminals have been buried

(The Associated Press) — Whether it’s a genocidal dictator or a gunman behind a mass shooting, debate often flares over where the notorious should be laid to rest. Concerns about gravesite vandalism, possible backlash from […]

05/06/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin attends military exercise in southern Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian troops participated in a military exercise in the Black Sea on Friday, aimed at showcasing Russia’s resurgent military might.

03/29/2013

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Simon & Garfunkel song among those to be preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) – A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

03/21/2013

Feds investigate leak of first lady’s credit info

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials.

03/12/2013

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Bush: Van Cliburn spread peace through music

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Former President George W. Bush says the late pianist Van Cliburn spread peace and love through his music. Bush spoke to about 1,400 people attending Cliburn’s memorial service Sunday in Texas.

03/04/2013

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