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April 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday night...
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April 16, 2017 - 5:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics' playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed in a car accident. The Celtics held a pregame moment of silence for Chyna Thomas, who died early Saturday in a one...
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April 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics' playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed in a car accident. The Celtics held a pregame moment of silence for Chyna Thomas, who died early Saturday in a one...
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Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Mass, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 16, 2017 - 5:52 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter's Square and later in his...
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April 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens says it is point guard Isaiah Thomas' "intention to play" Sunday in Game 1 of Boston's first-round playoff matchup with the Chicago Bulls, a day after his sister was killed in a car accident. Stevens said Thomas went through the pregame shootaround, but...
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Pope Francis addresses the crowd prior to delivering his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, April 16, 2017. On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
April 16, 2017 - 1:41 pm
Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, as Pope Francis and others expressed concern over embattled communities in the cradle of the faith following church bombings in Egypt and attacks on civilians in Syria's civil war. At St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Francis lamented the...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, smoke billows from a section of an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta. The collapse highlighted the region’s reliance on cars and mass transit advocates hope the traffic headaches while the interstate is repaired will spur new interest in expanding rail and bus routes in the congested city. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 16, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The collapse of an interstate in the heart of Atlanta has more than 2 million metro residents sitting in even more traffic in the already congested city, and mass transit advocates hope the headaches will spur new interest in expanding rail and bus routes. Many commuters come from...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, smoke billows from a section of an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta. The collapse highlighted the region’s reliance on cars and mass transit advocates hope the traffic headaches while the interstate is repaired will spur new interest in expanding rail and bus routes in the congested city. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 16, 2017 - 9:19 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The collapse of an interstate in the heart of Atlanta has more than 2 million metro residents sitting in even more traffic in the already congested city, and mass transit advocates hope the headaches will spur new interest in expanding rail and bus routes. Many commuters come from...
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Russian believers hold candles as they wait to take part in a religion procession during the Easter service at the Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana just next to the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, April 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 16, 2017 - 7:09 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world have celebrated Easter in overnight services and with "holy fire" from Jerusalem, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago. This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on...
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A TV screen shows file footage of North Korea's ballistic missiles, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017. A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. The letters on the top read "North Korea's attempted missile launch failed." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 16, 2017 - 3:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the failed launch of a North Korean missile from the country's east coast (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A White House foreign policy adviser says the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire on Sunday was medium-range, and that it exploded 4-5 seconds...
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