Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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YAKUM, Israel (AP) - Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according to an analysis released by the group.
DALLAS (AP) - A mother has been charged with leaving her 7-year-old daughter to sleep overnight in a trash bin outside a spa in Dallas, police said.
PARIS (AP) - French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash - issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business.
US-WEATHER-EUROPE:Hurricane-strength winds batter northern Europe, hit travel
US-TURKEY-HOSTAGE:Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.
USA-CRIME/CONNECTICUT:Admitted Connecticut prom killer expect to plead insanity
PARIS (AP) - France sees a window of opportunity after Israel's elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials.
BERLIN (AP) - The militaries of Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop surveillance drones that could also carry weapons.
LONDON (AP) - The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps shocked the world last week - especially after prosecutors announced that the co-pilot had deliberately locked his captain out of the cockpit and flown the plane into a mountain.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - NATO's supreme commander in Europe says a convoy of U.S. troops crossing eastern Europe is a way of reassuring allies of the military alliance's support and of practicing little-used skills.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is defending Pope Francis' appointment of a Chilean bishop despite allegations from victims that the prelate had covered up for a pedophile priest.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali officials and the U.N. say dozens of Yemeni refugees fleeing the Saudi-led airstrikes and fighting in Yemen have arrived in the northern parts of Somalia.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's electoral authorities say that the votes in the May presidential election will be counted by hand and calculator because of a lack of a reliable electronic system.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - An investigation into the Dutch royal family's extensive art collection has uncovered one painting that was likely looted during Nazi Germany's World War II occupation of the Netherlands.
HELSINKI (AP) - The South African alternative education project PRAESA has been awarded this year's Astrid Lindgren Prize for children's literature for innovative ways of encouraging reading and literature among children and youth.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Talks between Greece and its creditors over budget reforms the country is proposing to unlock remaining bailout funds have wrapped up for now in Brussels.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Many businesses were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Tuesday as the country's transportation unions called a nationwide strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation in the South American country.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish news agencies say that members of a banned leftist group have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's defense minister says a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group could begin in May.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Ugandan police say they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-APPEAL:U.S., Kuwait pledge over $1 billion towards Syria crisis