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May 4, 2015 - 8:11pm
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an elderly couple visiting from the U.S. mainland has been found stabbed to death in a rental home.

A Monday evening statement issued by the police says investigators have discovered the bodies of a 73-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife in a vacation home.

They have not disclosed the slain couple's identities or hometowns pending notification of relatives. They...

May 4, 2015 - 8:05pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says that two transit system trains have collided at a station near the city's international airport.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says emergency crews are on the scene, but provided no reports of injuries or deaths.

Mancera spoke Monday afternoon through his Twitter account.

Media reports show two cars crashed together and say that one train ran into another that had stopped at the station....

May 4, 2015 - 4:50pm
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says he is pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and is urging residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.

Clinton spoke Monday during a visit to Liberia as part of a nine-day tour of Clinton Foundation projects in Africa with his daughter, Chelsea. The two met with health officials and Ebola survivors.

The former U.S. president...

May 4, 2015 - 4:47pm
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says it is battling audacious tribal militias in central Nigeria and denies charges by community leaders that its troops have killed dozens of civilians.

A statement Monday from the Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said militias engaged troops during weekend raids by the Special Task Force in central Plateau state. He said 32 suspected militants were killed, 10 arrested and soldiers sustained various injuries...

May 4, 2015 - 4:34pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican state official says SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident.

The official says Goldberg was found lying next to a treadmill on Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta.

The official said family members went to look for him after he didn't return from exercising about 6:30 p.m. He was still alive when discovered and taken to a hospital, where he died....

May 4, 2015 - 4:24pm
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

The book disappeared over the weekend from a display case at Bogota's book fair which this year is honoring the Nobel Prize-winning author.

The first edition is just one of 8,000 copies published in 1967 by an Argentine editorial house and a signed copy like the one stolen can...

May 4, 2015 - 3:16pm
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HAVANA (AP) — Big businesses are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.

James Williams says Engage Cuba, the new bi-partisan lobbying group he heads, is launching operations this month with the backing of more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms ranging from hotel companies to agricultural businesses.

A political action committee...

May 4, 2015 - 2:18pm
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's new Armata tank has appeared in public for the first time, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the Victory Day parade's final rehearsal.

The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. Monday was the first time that the whole tank was shown uncovered.

Russian and some Western military experts say the...

May 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak has celebrated his 87th birthday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of a military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.

The crowd gathered Monday held up photos of Mubarak and praised him with slogans of support, days before an expected May 9 verdict in his retrial on corruption charges.

An appeals court overturned the last remaining conviction against Mubarak in January...

May 4, 2015 - 1:44pm
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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers has published accounts from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.

Breaking The Silence charged Monday that accounts gathered from dozens of unnamed soldiers show a "change in the military's combat norms." Director Yuli Novak said: "A troubling picture arises of a policy of indiscriminate fire that led to the deaths of innocent civilians."...

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