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AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

April 20, 2014

From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. more »»

 
 
 
8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

April 20, 2014

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.

Det. Sup. more »»

Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically... more »»

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming... more »»

Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

April 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf... more »»

Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

April 20, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. more »»

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing... more »»

Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of... more »»

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others... more »»

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

April 20, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an... more »»

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

April 20, 2014

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. more »»

Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch... more »»

Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo... more »»

Gunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairo

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target... more »»

Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

April 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. more »»

New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

April 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. more »»

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their... more »»

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

April 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusale... more »»

Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead... more »»

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript... more »»

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria... more »»

 
 

 

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March 3, 2014 The entire Blue Earth area community was stunned when tragedy struck last week and a sophomore at Blue Earth Area High School was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Leland Parkway. more »

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