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Rand Paul gets serious about White House run

The Kentucky senator seeks to connect with black, female and young voters.

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday exhaustively listed alleged inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete's story that he shot her by mistake is improbable.

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he runs.

Police building, airport seized in east Ukraine

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building and gun men took control of a military airport in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the separatists.

Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124.

Prosecutor: Pistorius, Steenkamp argued on night she died

As Oscar Pistorius's cross-examination entered its second week, the prosecution lawyer in the trial alleged Monday that the sprinter argued with his girlfriend shortly before shooting her dead.

Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said.

Blast rips up busy bus station in Nigerian capital

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

False leads in search for missing jet

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators are re-examining bus safety rules in the wake of the fiery crash that killed 10 in California.

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Glenn Cross.

Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards.

Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from the Kremlin.

NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.

Jordan Spieth pulls ahead at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has holed out from a bunker and pushed himself to a two-shot lead in the final round of the Masters.

Ukraine's ousted president puts blame on CIA

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's ousted president has accused the CIA of being behind the new Ukrainian government's decision to deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency.

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