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16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

bigstory.ap.org — HONOLULU (AP) - FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
Hawaii colleague @oskargarcia on the teen who flew from California to Hawaii in wheel well of a 767 - and survived bigstory.ap.org/article/16-yea…
RT @AP: BREAKING: FBI: 16-year-old boy stows away in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii: apne.ws/PlIzbG
RT @AP: BREAKING: FBI: 16-year-old boy stows away in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii: apne.ws/PlIzbG
RT @AP: MORE: Stowaway survives trip halfway across Pacific despite frigid temps at 38,000 feet, lack of oxygen: apne.ws/1kR0D9L
RT @AP: BREAKING: FBI: 16-year-old boy stows away in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii: apne.ws/PlIzbG
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Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

bigstory.ap.org — KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.
RT @AP: Several Sherpas have quit, others are considering boycott following deadliest avalanche in Everest history: apne.ws/1mqIdwz
RT @AP: Several Sherpas have quit, others are considering boycott following deadliest avalanche in Everest history: apne.ws/1mqIdwz
RT @AP: Several Sherpas have quit, others are considering boycott following deadliest avalanche in Everest history: apne.ws/1mqIdwz
RT @AP: Several Sherpas have quit, others are considering boycott following deadliest avalanche in Everest history: apne.ws/1mqIdwz
RT @AP: Several Sherpas have quit, others are considering boycott following deadliest avalanche in Everest history: apne.ws/1mqIdwz
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Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.
AP-GfK poll: People accept science on smoking, genetics, but not warming, evolution, esp. Big Bang; US Nobelists sad; bit.ly/1kS38IW
RT @AP: Slightly more than half of Americans question whether Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago: apne.ws/1i87ZjT
OMG: RT Slightly more than half of Americans question whether Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago: apne.ws/1i87ZjT
RT @AP: Slightly more than half of Americans question whether Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago: apne.ws/1i87ZjT

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

bigstory.ap.org — BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) - The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.
AP: Nice work on separate and unequal justice for Israeli/Palestinian teens in W. Bank bit.ly/1eU9h7r @joseffederman @DanielEstrin
RT @AymanM: Both boys were 15 but the fate of their outcome was different because one was an #Israeli Jew & one #Palestinian @ap http://t.c…
RT @harrietsherwood: A tale of two teenagers: AP contrasts treatment of Palestinian + Israeli stone throwers in West Bank http://t.co/xw9oU…
RT @harrietsherwood: A tale of two teenagers: AP contrasts treatment of Palestinian + Israeli stone throwers in West Bank http://t.co/xw9oU…
Both boys were 15 but the fate of their outcome was different because one was an #Israeli Jew & one #Palestinian @ap bigstory.ap.org/article/west-b…

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

bigstory.ap.org — TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea. Abe's offering at the Yasukuni Shrine marks the April 21-23 spring festival, one of the shrine's key annual events.
"@AP: Japan prime minister sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit: apne.ws/1i5x98z"
@AP: Japan prime minister sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit: apne.ws/1i5x98z” NOT good.
RT @AP: Japan prime minister sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit: apne.ws/1i5x98z
RT @AP: Japan prime minister sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit: apne.ws/1i5x98z

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hosted.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
RT @AP: Study says biofuels made from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term: apne.ws/Pk4ZtM @dinacapp…
RT @AP: Study says biofuels made from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term: apne.ws/Pk4ZtM @dinacapp…
RT @AP: Study says biofuels made from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term: apne.ws/Pk4ZtM @dinacapp…
RT @AP: Study says biofuels made from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term: apne.ws/Pk4ZtM @dinacapp…
RT @AP: Study says biofuels made from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term: apne.ws/Pk4ZtM @dinacapp…
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Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

bigstory.ap.org — FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

News from The Associated Press

hosted.ap.org — BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.
RT @roqchams: In the West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates apne.ws/1fc4lFB
RT @AP: In West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates: apne.ws/1fc4lFB @joseffederman
RT @AP: In West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates: apne.ws/1fc4lFB @joseffederman
RT @AP: In West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian teens arrested for rock throwing face different fates: apne.ws/1fc4lFB @joseffederman
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US Teen Stowaway Hawaii

bigstory.ap.org — A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014.
Here's a Maui News photo of the teen who flew from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767. ow.ly/vYOLT

Slim Thug and Bun B drop Rockets remix

bigstory.ap.org — HOUSTON (AP) - Daryl Morey is not only the general manager of the Houston Rockets and a graduate of MIT, he's also a fan of Houston's rap scene. Morey asked local rappers Slim Thug and Bun B if they could make a remix of the 2005 hit "3 Kings" for the Rockets, and the pair came through in just one day.

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

bigstory.ap.org — BOSTON (AP) - In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners - easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets - picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the history of the Boston Marathon.
RT @AP: Festivities and tight security on eve of Boston Marathon: apne.ws/RCxLrC
@AP: Festivities and tight security on eve of Boston Marathon: apne.ws/RCxLrC

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

bigstory.ap.org — PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
RT @AP: Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines: apne.ws/Pk3SKs
RT @AP: Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines: apne.ws/Pk3SKs
A look at another reason for Dem split on energy I wrote on yesterday; unions like fracking bigstory.ap.org/article/fracki…
RT @AP_Politics: Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines: apne.ws/1kPDFjf

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

bigstory.ap.org — PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of an apartment building at 3:50 a.m.
16yr-old girl asleep in her bed dies after alleged drunk driver crashes into apartment building, @AP rpts: apne.ws/1fdwvA4
RT @AP: 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed dies after alleged drunk driver crashes into apartment building: apne.ws/1fdwvA4
RT @AP: 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed dies after alleged drunk driver crashes into apartment building: apne.ws/1fdwvA4

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

bigstory.ap.org — BAGHDAD (AP) - Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month.
Follow-up to my last Tweet RT @AP Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq kill at least 19 people and wound 36 apne.ws/1jqccAx

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

bigstory.ap.org — BOSTON (AP) - "I need to run." The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.
RT @AP_Sports: Boston Marathon makes room for those affected by bombings apne.ws/1i0R6wu (@jgolen)
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