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Published: 04/28/11

Gadhafi Forces Shell Frontline City in West Libya

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Gadhafi Forces Shell Frontline City in West Libya

MISRATA, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's forces shelled civilian areas in the rebel-held city of Misrata on Thursday, killing 10 people. Regime supporters and opponents battled on another front in western Libya for control of a crossing point along the Tunisian border, killing refugees as they fled. Rockets and other artillery fire slammed into Misrata's western Garara neighborhood, sending up deadly showers of shrapnel. At the city's Hikma hospital, relatives shouting "God is great" collected the dead, each with the word "martyr" written in marker on their white funeral shrouds. Cristophe...

Published: 04/28/11

IAEA Chief: Syria Tried to Build Nuclear Reactor

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IAEA Chief: Syria Tried to Build Nuclear Reactor

PARIS -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday said for the first time that a target destroyed by Israeli warplanes in the Syrian desert in 2007 was a covertly built nuclear reactor, appearing to counter assertions by Syria that it had no atomic secrets to hide. Previous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency have suggested that the structure hit could have been a nuclear reactor. Thursday's comments by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano were the first time the agency has said so unequivocally. By seemingly aligning the IAEA with the U.S., which first asserted three...

Published: 04/28/11

Explosion Rips Through Tourist Cafe in Morocco; 14 Dead

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Explosion Rips Through Tourist Cafe in Morocco; 14 Dead

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Morocco's interior minister says at least 11 foreigners and three Moroccans were killed in a terrorist bombing in a cafe popular among tourists in the heart of Marrakech. Interior Minister Taib Chergaoui says 23 people were wounded. The blast Thursday just before noon in the iconic Djemma el-Fna square was Morocco's deadliest attack in eight years. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. Moroccans, French, Canadian and British citizens were among 13 people being treated at Marrakech's main Tofail Hospital,...

Published: 04/27/11

Blowout Could Spill 58 Million Gallons in Arctic

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Blowout Could Spill 58 Million Gallons in Arctic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The federal agency overseeing offshore drilling in Alaska says the worst-case scenario for a blowout in the Chukchi Sea lease could result in a spill of more than 58 million gallons of oil into Arctic waters. That's about a quarter of the Deepwater Horizon spill, which put 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But it's far more than Shell Oil - the major leaseholder in the area - says it could handle under its response plan. When applying for exploratory permits, Shell was required to prepare for a maximum spill of 231,000 gallons per day. The company says...

Published: 04/26/11

Sony: Credit Data Risked in PlayStation Outage

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Sony: Credit Data Risked in PlayStation Outage

LOS ANGELES -- Sony Corp. said Tuesday that the credit card data of PlayStation users around the world may have been stolen in a hack that forced it to shut down its PlayStation Network for the past week, disconnecting 77 million user accounts. Some players brushed off the breach as a common hazard of operating in a connected world, and Sony said some services would be restored in a week. But industry experts said the scale of the breach was staggering and could cost the company billions of dollars. "Simply put, one of the worst breaches we've seen in several years," said Josh Shaul, chief...

Published: 04/26/11

Obama Says He Wants Oil Producers to Boost Output

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Obama Says He Wants Oil Producers to Boost Output

WASHINGTON -- As the high cost of gasoline takes a toll on politics and pocket books, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is calling on major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia to increase their oil supplies to help stabilize prices, warning starkly that lack of relief would harm the global economy. "We are in a lot of conversations with the major oil producers like Saudi Arabia to let them know that it's not going to be good for them if our economy is hobbled because of high oil prices," Obama told a Detroit TV station. Joe Raedle, Getty Images President Obama is calling on an...

Published: 04/26/11

Kate Middleton Mix-Up: Facebook Deletes Boston Woman's Account

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Kate Middleton Mix-Up: Facebook Deletes Boston Woman's Account

CONCORD, Mass. -- Yes, she really is Kate Middleton. Kate Middleton, the Boston bicycle enthusiast, that is. But that hasn't stopped the 32-year-old from being confused with the woman who is about to marry Prince William. Recently, Facebook accused the Boston Middleton of being an impostor and deleted her account. Various media reporters also keep showing up at ATA Cycle, a Concord, Mass. bicycling shop where she works, and asking her to speak in a British accent. "I'm really not interested in pretending I'm British," said Middleton, who is originally from Louisville, Ky. "And I'm...

Published: 04/26/11

25 Years After Chernobyl, Russia Calls for Stricter Nuke Safety Rules

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25 Years After Chernobyl, Russia Calls for Stricter Nuke Safety Rules

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russia's president argued Tuesday that tough international guidelines could help prevent accidents like the massive Chernobyl meltdown , defending nuclear energy during solemn ceremonies commemorating the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history. Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych took part in a religious service outside Chernobyl's damaged No. 4 nuclear reactor, laying the first stone of a monument to cleanup workers and laying bouquets of red roses at another monument to Chernobyl victims. Medvedev said he has invited world...

Published: 04/26/11

Angry Farmers Protest Against Japanese Nuke Plant Owner

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Angry Farmers Protest Against Japanese Nuke Plant Owner

TOKYO -- Angry farmers brought two cows to Tokyo where they shouted and punched the air Tuesday in a protest to demand compensation for products contaminated by radiation spewing from Japan's crippled nuclear plant. The 200 farmers, mostly from northeastern Japan, wore green bandanas, held aloft cabbages they said they couldn't sell and carried signs saying "Stop nuclear energy" outside the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant damaged in the March 11 tsunami. "My patience has run out. The nuclear crisis is totally destroying our farming business," said...

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