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  • Boredom, discontent set in among Kony hunters
    2012-04-24 19:56:37 UTC
    DJEMA, Central African Republic (AP) — An Internet campaign that's gone viral aims to capture notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony, but Ugandan foot soldiers who have spent years searching for the man are starting to ask a question their top command...

  • Venezuela's Chavez active, upbeat on TV in Cub
    2012-04-24 19:47:49 UTC
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared in video images for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, chatting with aides and relatives in an upbeat outdoor encounter that allowed him to show supporters he remains vigorous ...

  • US 'very concerned' by Sudan-South Sudan violence
    2012-04-24 19:42:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "very concerned" about violence between Sudan and South Sudan. She is urging both countries to halt fighting, withdraw their troops from border areas and resume peace talks...

  • South Sudan president: Sudan has 'declared war'
    2012-04-24 19:27:53 UTC
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said its northern neighbor has "declared war" on the world's newest nation, just hours after Sudanese jets dropped eight bombs onto South Sudan on Tuesday. President Salva Kiir's comments, made duri...

  • Yemen army recaptures center of al-Qaida-held city
    2012-04-24 19:23:16 UTC
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — FBI director Robert Mueller and Yemen's new president pledged to step up the fight against al-Qaida Tuesday only hours after government forces fought their way to the heart of a southern Yemeni city that has been held by Islami...

  • Senate rejects bid to nullify union election rules
    2012-04-24 18:48:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker workplace representation elections. The 54-45 vote against a disapproval resolution leaves intact new National Labor Rela...

  • Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case
    2012-04-24 18:37:17 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested ...

  • Ex-Miss. mayor sentenced in inmate sex case
    2012-04-24 18:24:08 UTC
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi mayor and prison warden was sentenced Tuesday to seven months behind bars for telling an inmate to lie to investigators about sex they had in a hotel room in 2009. Grady Sims, who served as the mayor o...

  • Google launches storage service for personal files
    2012-04-24 18:17:01 UTC
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services. The Internet search leader's latest product stores personal documents, photos...

  • Satellites said to show Syria not abiding by truce
    2012-04-24 18:07:17 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Satellite imagery and other credible reports show that, despite its claims, Syria has failed to withdraw all of its heavy weapons from populated areas as required by a cease-fire deal, international envoy Kofi Annan's spokesman Ahmad...

  • Russia's Medvedev vows to continue modernization
    2012-04-24 18:01:40 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Tuesday to keep combating corruption, pursing political reforms and modernizing the economy even as he shifts into the prime minister's job. Medvedev had agreed to step down after one term ...

  • Obama woos students, pushes low rate student loans
    2012-04-24 17:51:54 UTC
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama tells college students that he and his wife, Michelle, know what it's like to owe student loans because the two of them didn't come from wealthy families. He says: "When we married, we got poor to...

  • Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: Galapagos Boat Ride!
    2012-04-24 16:57:10 UTC
    - - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt board a boat with their twins, Knox and Vivienne, on Monday (April 23) in the Galapagos Islands. The engaged couple – joined by their older children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh – returned to the islan...

  • Obama takes on college costs, eyes young voters
    2012-04-24 16:22:21 UTC
    MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Wooing young voters, President Barack Obama is on a blitz to keep the cost of college loans from soaring for millions of students, taking his message to three states strategically important to his re-election bid. By takin...

  • Americans' remain confident in April
    2012-04-24 16:17:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy held steady in April from the previous month despite rising gas prices and falling home values, says a private research group. The Conference Board says its Consumer Confidence Index now stan...

  • Police chief in Martin case remains under scrutiny
    2012-04-24 16:15:14 UTC
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — While George Zimmerman is free on bail, the police chief criticized for not charging him after Trayvon Martin's slaying remains under scrutiny, as city commissioners want to wait for the results of a federal investigation to d...

  • Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
    2012-04-24 16:00:55 UTC
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatar...

  • Germany's Merkel defends budget discipline drive
    2012-04-24 15:55:21 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany defended its pro-austerity stance on Tuesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and two ministers pressing for Europe to stick with a policy of fiscal discipline in spite of the latest bout of political uncertainty. Financial ...

  • Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis The Weekend Getaway
    2012-04-24 15:52:06 UTC
    - - Do "friends" take weekend trips to the beach ... go shopping for flowers ... and hit Starbucks together? 'Cause that's what Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were up to this weekend. The former "70s Show" costars were spotted in Carpinter...

  • Breivik hears witnesses recall turmoil after blast
    2012-04-24 15:46:23 UTC
    OSLO, Norway (AP) — After testifying for five days, Anders Behring Breivik listened silently Tuesday as others described the mayhem caused by his bombing of Oslo's government district, a scene one witness described as a "war zone." Forensic exp...

  • Rosie O'Donnell RIPS Lindsay Lohan -- She's a DISGRACE to Liz Taylor
    2012-04-24 15:46:19 UTC
    Rosie O'Donnell is on the warpath over the casting of Lindsay Lohan in the new Liz Taylor biopic ... saying LiLo simply isn't "capable" to perform the role because her personal life is still a disaster. Rosie was on the "Today" show with Matt L...

  • Syrian rebels target security officials in capital
    2012-04-24 15:41:42 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad killed three regime officers in separate attacks Tuesday around Damascus, activists and state media said, the latest violence targeting the security forces used by the government...

  • Russell Brand Testifies on Drug Addiction, Calls It a Health Matter
    2012-04-24 15:23:58 UTC
    Russell Brand is taking a stand on behalf of his fellow addicts. The comedian and former heroin user went before the British Parliament's Home Affairs Committee today and offered up testimony as to why he believes substance abusers should get t...

  • LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian Celebrate First Anniversary!
    2012-04-24 15:15:28 UTC
    LeAnn Rimes and her hubby Eddie Cibrian celebrate their first wedding anniversary out to lunch together on Sunday (April 22) in Malibu, Calif. “We have had the most wonderful first anniversary weekend in Malibu” the 29-year-old singer wrote on ...

  • Despite A New Hate-Filled Rant, Mel Gibson May Have Nabbed A New Role
    2012-04-24 14:40:35 UTC
    Mel Gibson In 'Machete Kills'? Robert Rodriguez Wants Mel For 'Machete' Sequel - - Mel Gibson is in the news again, but not because of a terrifying audio recording. According to Deadline.com, the embattled actor is in talks to join "Machete...