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Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.

Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."

Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle.

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.

Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

Troopers issue report on fatal Fla. day care crash

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

When a car crashed into a central Florida day care last week, it slammed through the playroom where it hit three children — killing one of them and seriously injuring two others — and left 10 more people injured by flying debris, the Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.

West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.

Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.

Lawyers in 9/11 at Gitmo case seek to question FBI

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Lawyers for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attack are seeking to question the FBI about an apparent investigation of defense team personnel in the case.

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.