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Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014

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Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014

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Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014

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12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014

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Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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