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US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.
RT @AP_Politics: State Dpt. gives more time to federal agencies to review Keystone XL pipeline, from @joshledermanAP + @dinacappiello. http…
Obama administration grants more time to review #Keystone XL, likely punting till after election - apne.ws/1hUrsu9 w/ @dinacappiello
RT @AP: MORE: State Department giving more time to federal agencies to review Keystone XL pipeline: apne.ws/1hUrxOk

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

bigstory.ap.org — KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
RT @AP_Sports: Deadliest day on Mount Everest as avalanche sweeps down world's tallest peak. 12 dead, four missing apne.ws/1eHX7yo #…
RT @AP: Rescuers pull 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice on Everest, searching for three other guides: apne.ws/1eGKO5h
RT @AP: Rescuers pull 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice on Everest, searching for three other guides: apne.ws/1eGKO5h
RT @AP: Rescuers pull 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice on Everest, searching for three other guides: apne.ws/1eGKO5h
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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

bigstory.ap.org — MEXICO CITY (AP) - A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.
RT @AP: MORE: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-winning author of "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died at 87: apne.ws/1kFi1y4
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's flamboyant and melancholy works outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible bigstory.ap.org/article/nobel-…
RT @AP: MORE: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-winning author of "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died at 87: apne.ws/1kFi1y4
RT @AP: MORE: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-winning author of "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died at 87: apne.ws/1kFi1y4
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Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole

bigstory.ap.org — HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end. House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.
Any job openings? “@DRUDGE_REPORT: UPDATE: Hawaii lawmakers change law allowing cops to have sex with hookers... drudge.tw/1kI2BJr
RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: UPDATE: Hawaii lawmakers agree to change law allowing cops to have sex with hookers... drudge.tw/1kI2BJr
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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

bigstory.ap.org — ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual.
Some in Colombian hometown of Gabriel Garcia Marquez regret he didn't help residents overcome "perennial neglect" bigstory.ap.org/article/mixed-…
RT @APjoshgoodman: Colombians always loved Gabo more as a writer than as a person as evidenced by mixed feelings in his hometown By @AP htt…
Colombians always loved Gabo more as a writer than as a person as evidenced by mixed feelings in his hometown By @AP bigstory.ap.org/article/mixed-…

Ukrainian militia deny calls to free buildings

bigstory.ap.org — DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities say they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns. Denis Pushilin, a figurehead of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic, told reporters on Friday that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate.
RT @AP: Pro-Russia militiamen who control federal buildings in east Ukraine show no sign of relenting despite deal: apne.ws/1jQ1ztW
Pro-#Russia militiamen who control federal buildings in eastern #Ukraine show no sign of relenting despite deal - @AP apne.ws/1jQ1ztW
RT @AP: BREAKING: Pro-Russia insurgents: we will only exit occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian government quits: apne.ws/1hSOWjm
RT "@NatVasilyevaAP: Pro-Russian insurgents in Kiev: we'll leave only if Yatsenyuk, Turchynov leave, too bigstory.ap.org/article/deal-b…"
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Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

bigstory.ap.org — BOSTON (AP) - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's greatest races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.
RT @AP: Boston prepares for wave of visitors ahead of marathon: apne.ws/1eIulh1
RT @philmarcelo: NEW: Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors. My latest for @AP_Boston: ow.ly/vVTNY

Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

bigstory.ap.org — DWORP, Belgium (AP) - The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.
RT @rcasert: Decline in pubs, lack of drinking! Surprise! Belgians need to love their beers more. my @ap story. bigstory.ap.org/article/brewer…
RT @rcasert: Decline in pubs, lack of drinking! Surprise! Belgians need to love their beers more. my @ap story. bigstory.ap.org/article/brewer…
RT @AP: Belgian beer federation tries to build buzz for beverage with "Proud of our Beers" campaign: apne.ws/1jQ3pLg
RT @AP: Belgian beer federation tries to build buzz for beverage with "Proud of our Beers" campaign: apne.ws/1jQ3pLg
RT @rcasert: Decline in pubs, lack of drinking! Surprise! Belgians need to love their beers more. my @ap story. bigstory.ap.org/article/brewer…
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APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

bigstory.ap.org — HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.

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hosted.ap.org — MEXICO (AP) -- Mxico rendir un homenaje nacional al Premio Nobel de Literatura Gabriel Garca Mrquez, quien muri el jueves en su casa de la Ciudad de Mxico a los 87 aos.

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

bigstory.ap.org — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. There's a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals.
Can't wait. RT @agonzalezAP Clippers, Warriors to meet in playoffs for 1st time. "As far as a series, it's a 10." bit.ly/QtmYid
RT @agonzalezAP: Clippers, Warriors to meet in playoffs for the 1st time. "As far as a series, it's a 10." bit.ly/QtmYid
Clippers, Warriors to meet in playoffs for the 1st time. "As far as a series, it's a 10." bit.ly/QtmYid

Preview capsules of the NBA 1st-round series

bigstory.ap.org — A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 INDIANA PACERS (56-26) vs. No. 8 ATLANTA HAWKS (38-44) Season series: Tied, 2-2. Indiana posted a pair of victories two weeks apart in February, but the Hawks won the first and last meetings.
RT @briancmahoney: Looking at the first-round matchups in the #NBA playoffs and some predictions with @bytimreynolds. http://t.co/JwRZIbkd…
RT @briancmahoney: Looking at the first-round matchups in the #NBA playoffs and some predictions with @bytimreynolds. http://t.co/JwRZIbkd…
Looking at the first-round matchups in the #NBA playoffs and some predictions with @bytimreynolds. bigstory.ap.org/article/previe…

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

bigstory.ap.org — KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Lee Westwood jumped out to a four-shot lead and Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape hornets during the Malaysian Open second round on Friday. Westwood moved closer to ending a two-year winless drought in adding a 6-under-par 66 to his opening round of 65 at Kuala Lumpur Country Club.

SKorean agency: S. Korean ferry captain arrested

bigstory.ap.org — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
RT @AP South Korean news agency reports arrest of capsized ferry's captain: apne.ws/1mkm03f
RT @AP: South Korean news agency reports arrest of capsized ferry's captain: apne.ws/1mkm03f

Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts

bigstory.ap.org — CAIRO (AP) - Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports. Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement Friday that officials found the artifacts while searching cargo Thursday at the coastal city of Damietta.
RT @mhess4: Authorities in Egypt stopped an attempt to smuggle Jewish religious artifacts out of the country bit.ly/1kI6U7K
A cache of smuggled Jewish religious artifacts seized at Egyptian port, says antiquities authority. bit.ly/1nfAXWN
Authorities in Egypt stopped an attempt to smuggle Jewish religious artifacts out of the country bit.ly/1kI6U7K
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