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US threatens to pull aid to Haiti over late vote

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The U.S. government has warned Haiti that it risks losing aid if it doesn't hold elections that are more than two years overdue.

Explosion targets journalist's car in Cameroon

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The Committee to Project Journalists says an explosion destroyed the car of a journalist in Cameroon who had been warned by the government to be careful over his coverage of security forces.

Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.

UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming.

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Food makers worry about costs, confusion as Vermont approves labeling of GMO products

Christian leader: Attack not motivated by religion

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the shootings were motivated by religion.

Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week.

Court tosses ex-Oklahoma State player's conviction

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

An Oklahoma court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, who was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.

Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.

Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Starbucks eyes soda and lunch as US sales climb

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.

Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Amazon's first-quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods.

Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

U.S. officials on Thursday sought court permission to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they allege was bought with corrupt money provided by South Korean's former dictator.

'X-Men' director calls sex-abuse suit a shakedown

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.

Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.

Sands 1Q profit beats predictions thanks to Macau

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market.