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April 26, 2015 - 5:32pm
9 min 21 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Global activists say they've presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief demanding a world free of nuclear weapons.

Sunday's march and rally in New York kicks off a conference by world powers to review progress toward preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and eventually achieving total disarmament.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister are expected to speak at the conference Monday amid intense...

April 26, 2015 - 5:27pm
9 min 21 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.

The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating.

The meeting comes as nuclear...

April 26, 2015 - 5:01pm
9 min 21 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say four children ages 9 to 13 were rescued from the basement of a Philadelphia home where authorities suspect they'd been locked since the day before.

Investigators say one of the children used a cellphone to dial 911 and crews went through a second-floor window to reach them on Sunday.

The 13-year-old boy, 12-year-old girl, 10-year-old girl and 9-year-old girl were taken a hospital for evaluation.

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April 26, 2015 - 4:36pm
9 min 21 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — A photo editor for a Baltimore newspaper says he was beaten by police at a protest over the death of Freddie Gray.

J.M. Giordano, who works at the City Paper, says Baltimore police "swarmed over" him and hit him repeatedly. A video posted to the newspaper's website Sunday shows at least two police officers in riot gear hitting and kicking Giordano as the person filming screams, "He's a photographer! He's press!"

The 41-year-old...

April 26, 2015 - 4:11pm
9 min 20 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. military plane has departed from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware bound for earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Onboard are 70 personnel, including a U.S. Agency for International Development disaster assistance response team, a Virginia-based search and rescue team and 45 tons of cargo to provide assistance to areas hit by Saturday's massive quake that left more than 2,500 dead.

The Pentagon says the flight is...

April 26, 2015 - 3:30pm
9 min 20 sec ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

In a statement Sunday, the Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education. The...

April 26, 2015 - 3:12pm
9 min 20 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.

Golden Gate Transportation District General Manager Denis Mulligan tells the Marin Independent Journal that the unmanned aerial devices pose safety and security threats to the bridge.

Mulligan says drones have been flying past...

April 26, 2015 - 3:07pm
9 min 20 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the deaths of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today's Turkey.

Sunday afternoon's rally drew several thousand people demanding the U.S. government deem the deaths during World War I genocide.

The international dispute over the killings focuses on that one word.

Pope Francis recently labeled the deaths genocide, a view widely shared by...

April 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
9 min 20 sec ago

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A wake has begun at a funeral home in Baltimore in memory of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died a week ago after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

The wake is being held at the Vaughn Green East funeral home, where a funeral will be held Monday. A church service was held for Gray earlier in the day.

The mourning came a day after violence marred a protest Saturday in which thousands of...

April 26, 2015 - 2:37pm
9 min 20 sec ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man sought on a felony arrest warrant used a motorhome to unsuccessfully escape Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers say 49-year-old Eligah Christian was taken into custody Friday after mashing the bulky vehicle into several patrol cars.

Earlier Friday, an officer spotted Christian driving a 2014 motorhome near Wasilla. He was being sought on a $100,000 warrant on charges of scheming to defraud, 15 counts of theft and 21 counts...

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