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World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders Friday in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France, in a day of international commemorations of history's biggest amphibious invasion.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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'Heroes' helped stop gunman at Seattle university

 

SEATTLE (AP) — When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early Friday, police said.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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Engineer's 'switch from hell' began GM recall woes

DETROIT (AP) — Inside General Motors, they called it "the switch from hell."

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014

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GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014

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Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014

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Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014

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