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Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer is making a tearful plea for mercy to the jury deciding whether she should live or die for the crime.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Deal reached to calm Ukraine — for now; Obama, Kerry say Russian follow-up action is urgent

2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie ID'd; 2 missing

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Ohio authorities have identified a teenage girl and a woman whose bodies were recovered in western Lake Erie near where their partially submerged boat was found. Two men were onboard with them and are now missing.

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Stocks closed mostly higher Thursday as upbeat earnings news from several large U.S. companies encouraged investors.

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting his wife

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack.

911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.

Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A new government report says the Internal Revenue Service audits less than 1 percent of large partnerships, drawing criticism from Congress.