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Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Large wildfire in Dutch national park

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said.

Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.

'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.

Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, an historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will soon have its doors opened to the public.

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.