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Boy killed when hit by semi on NW Indiana street

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy died after he was hit by a semitrailer on a busy city street in northwestern Indiana.

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Rutherford returns $30 million in unclaimed money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) says his office has returned nearly $30 million in previously unclaimed property to 15,000 owners in the first three months of 2014.

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Woman arrested after bringing gun to son's school

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A woman arrested after taking a gun into a central Indiana school says she forgot she was carrying the weapon before meeting with the principal about a threat made against her son.

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Cubs to mark Wrigley's 100th year anniversary

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago baseball and football greats who played at Wrigley Field and a ceremonial pitch using a 100-year-old baseball will be part of the park's 100th-year birthday party.

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Iraqi officials: Gunmen attack military base in the country's north, kill at least 10 soldiers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Gunmen attack military base in the country's north, kill at least 10 soldiers.

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Putin urges end to blockade of Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester

MOSCOW (AP) — Putin urges end to blockade of Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester.

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Tollway gives $2M for DuPage wetlands restoration

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Tollway has agreed to contribute $2 million toward the restoration of a more than half-mile section of creek running through the St. James Farm Forest Preserve.

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Jordanian fighter jet crashes; pilot killed

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot.

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Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .

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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.

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Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

PARIS (AP) — As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

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UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

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Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

This frame grab from video provided by WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn., shows some of the area of an explosion and fire, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a property where several ammunition and explosives plants are based, in McEwen, Tenn. At least one person has died, and at least three people hav…

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Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.

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Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers …

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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Relatives of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weep as they wait for the news on the rescue operation, at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers still missi…

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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

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Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

BEIJING (AP) — A labor group says a strike at the world's biggest athletic shoe maker is snowballing, with about 30,000 of its Chinese workers protesting over insufficient benefits.

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Putin says no Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."

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