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  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:46 pm
  • BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections.

  • Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:23 am
  • KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban.

  • Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:35 am
  • CAIRO - An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:02 pm
  • BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:55 pm
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said.

  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:26 am
  • AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

  • From Marathon Meb to the 'beacon' of Beacon St 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:59 pm
  • BOSTON - Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage.

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • FORT MEADE, Maryland - Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • Chicago prosecutor finishes Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:04 pm
  • CHICAGO - Northern Illinois' top federal prosecutor has run his second straight Boston Marathon after participating last year when the race was marred by deadly bombings.

  • Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:43 am
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator on Tuesday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.

  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:48 am
  • BOSTON - Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:17 am
  • BOSTON - A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.

  • Hoyts run final Boston Marathon as a team 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:17 pm
  • HOPKINTON, Massachusetts - This year's Boston Marathon is the final farewell for two of the most recognizable faces in the race - father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt.

  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:40 pm
  • A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.

  • Bombing survivors return for Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:38 pm
  • BOSTON - Survivors of last year's bombing did not shy away from this year's Boston Marathon.

  • Saudi sentences 8 to death for 2003 Riyadh attack 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:13 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi court sentenced eight people to death and 77 others to prison on charges related to attacks against expatriate residential compounds in the country's capital more than a decade ago, the official press agency said.

  • MARATHON WATCH: Arredondo back at finish line 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:25 pm
  • A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

  • Newlyweds injured in bombing do hand cycle race 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:22 pm
  • BOSTON - Newlyweds who each lost a leg in last year's Boston Marathon bombing completed the marathon together this year, riding hand cycles for the 26.2-mile course.

  • Knocked down Washington man skips Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:44 pm
  • LAKE STEVENS, Washington - Until the final few yards, the race was going well for Bill Iffrig. The 78-year-old Lake Stevens man had surged up some late hills, passing runners much younger than himself, then turned onto Boylston Street for the last quarter-mile of the Boston Marathon.

  • Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman back at finish line 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:31 pm
  • BOSTON - Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman returned to the finish line Monday after losing both his legs in last year's marathon bombing.

  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:58 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • Red Sox remember Boston Marathon victims 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:17 pm
  • BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:20 pm
  • BOSTON - In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

  • Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:37 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - More than 600 Minnesota runners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started.

  • Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:30 pm
  • BOSTON - "I need to run."