Saturday, March 28, 2015

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US-MIDEAST-ARABS-LIBYA-EMBARGO:Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table.
SISTERON, France (AP) - The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.
LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival.
DUBLIN (AP) - Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.
Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island's economy.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria extended voting to Sunday because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hope dimmed as emergency workers continued their search Saturday for two people still missing after an apparent gas explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings and investigators worked to piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Witnesses: Boko Haram kills 39 people, legislator, to disrupt Nigerian elections in northeast.
CAIRO (AP) - Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials say four people have died and 26 others are injured because a fire ignited as they tried to recover gasoline that from a tank truck that had crashed.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) - The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.
PARIS (AP) - The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's president has suspended four cabinet secretaries and 17 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy.
TORONTO (AP) - U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business.
DUBLIN (AP) - Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel twist: an epic 250-kilometer (150-mile) walk that is surging in popularity even though most who try it fail.
VELES, Macedonia (AP) - This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended - and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.