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7 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Scott Dixon wins his first Long Beach Grand Prix

Scott Dixon won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the first time Sunday in dominant fashion.

8 minutes ago // BBC

world Higgins eases into second round

John Higgins moves into the World Championship second round, while Anthony McGill wins a thriller against Stephen Maguire.

8 minutes ago // VOA

world UN Report: Afghan Legal System Failing Women

A new United Nations report says Afghanistan's judicial system is still failing women, even with the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban out of power. The report released Sunday says only 5 percent of cases of violence against women result in punishment for the criminals. U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said at a Kabul news conference, "Interviews with women and girls subjected to violence revealed that negative perceptions of the justice system as slow, corrupt a

11 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Afghanistan Faces New Threat in Islamic State

Suicide bombing that killed 35 people on Saturday signaled an escalation by an offshoot of the extremist group that poses a new security threat in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

12 minutes ago // USA Today

world U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

April 2016 opening will allow world's biggest ships to cut a quicker path to East.

12 minutes ago // USA Today

world Voyage across Mediterranean is harrowing and deadly

Migrants who make the journey say agents who sell spots on boats don't warn of dangers.

15 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Leader Denies Iran Seeking Nuclear Arms

Irans supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it is a myth that his country is trying to develop nuclear weapons, and he accused the U.S. and Israel of posing the real threat to security in the Middle East.

15 minutes ago // BBC

world Eight killed at Brazil football club

Eight men are shot dead at a football fan club in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in what police believe may be a drug related attack.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

For the first time in decades at least two government opponents are standing for municipal elections in Cuba.

22 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world ISIS Video Claims Killing of Ethiopian Christians

Islamic State releases a video purporting to show two separate groups of Ethiopians being shot and beheaded in Libya.

23 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hundreds Believed Dead in Shipwreck Off Libya

As many as 700 migrants are believed to have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast, piling pressure on European leaders who have been stymied in their search for a solution to the migration problem.

24 minutes ago // USA Today

world U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

April 2016 opening will allow world's biggest ships to cut a quicker path to Eastern Seaboard

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Millionaire businessman wins Finland vote, euroskeptics take second place

HELSINKI Reuters - A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, but he will likely need coalition support from a second-placed euroskeptic party critical of any more Greek bailouts.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Hundreds Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean Sea

Europe shocked as smuggler's boat sinks off Libya; survivor says hundreds were locked below

26 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

ROME A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraq Fighting Triggers Humanitarian Crisis Near Baghdad

Fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces has displaced at least 90,000 civilians in the past several days, the United Nations said.

29 minutes ago // USA Today

world Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said at least 24 people were confirmed dead, but the death toll is expected to rise.

29 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Hundreds Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes

A major search-and-rescue operation was underway Sunday to save up to 700 migrants after their boat capsized south of Italy.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back

Here's some helpful writing advice from novelist Ivy Pochoda: "The most important thing is to write a book you want to read. It's odd how many people write books they think other people would like to read."

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Wartime Climate in Saudi Puts Calls for Reform on Hold

Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen stymies calls for reform as nation rallies around troops and king

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Festival of Books: How actor Jason Segel rescued his own 'Nightmares!'

The first time Jason Segel shopped the story "Nightmares!," before it became a bestselling children's book, it was the first script he had ever written and he sold it to a big company.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world New York Governor to Visit Cuba

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. The formal state visit on Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba. Cuomo will be joined by lawmakers and a group of business leaders for what he has called ``a tremendous stepping stone'' that will ``help open the door to a new market for New York businesses.'' Trade experts say New York could profit f

43 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Prado Dam fire spreads to 900 acres; smoke warning issued

A fast-moving brush fire continued to burn Sunday at the Prado Dam near Corona, but the evacuation order covering300 nearby homes was lifted, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

44 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: April 19

In photos selected Sunday by Wall Street Journal editors, a man watches a bullring in Seville, foreign nationals flee South Africa, and more.

50 minutes ago // CBS

world Another case of motorist killed by cop gains notice

Pa. Officer Lisa Mearkle charged with criminal homicide after man shot twice in back during arrest; defense fighting to keep video of incident private

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Furious 7': The road to $1.15 billion at the box office

Nineteendays. That's all ittook for "Furious 7" to become Universal Pictures' highest grossing release worldwide in its 103-year history.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: Sophomore Malik Street transfers to Narbonne

Narbonne isn't just making plans to repeat as City Section champions in football this fall. The Gauchos have aspirations of being one of the top teams in Southern California, and their talent level keeps increasing.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world America's Neighbors See Bounce in U.S. Growth

Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz and Bank of Mexico Gov. Agustn Carstens think the U.S. economy is poised to bounce back after a disappointing first quarter.

55 minutes ago // VOA

world Insurgents Attack Police Station in Afghanistan

Insurgents armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian as gunmen elsewhere kidnapped at least a dozen mine clearers, authorities said. Nabi Jan Malakhail, the police chief of Helmand province, said at least two insurgents were inside the police station, fighting late Sunday with police who had the building surrounded. One suicide bomber blew himself up outside the station to allow the others

58 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Parrot Cries 'Help, Fire' From Burning House

A parrot inside an Idaho home on fire confused crews by calling out "help" and "fire" from inside the home.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion

MADRID Reuters - Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Garrett Richards makes his return as Angels lose to Astros, 4-3

Garrett Richards was good but not great Sunday in his long-awaited return from left-knee surgery.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Cauthen Believes Another Triple Crown Victor Is In Sight

The best living symbol of horse racing's Holy Grail was on the phone this week, keeping the hope and vision alive.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Houthi Militant Leader Vows No Surrender

Abdul Malik Al Houthi, leader of Yemens ruling Houthi militants under siege from a Saudi-led effort to unseat him, vowed Sunday he would continue to resist an air campaign and naval blockade that has deepened turmoil in his country.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Finnish PM Stubb concedes defeat

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb concedes his conservatives have lost the general election to the main opposition Centre Party.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Israeli Christian Cemetery Vandalized In Apparent Price Tag Hate Crime Attack

Vandals reportedly smashed at least 20 gravestones along with a number of crosses at a Maronite Christian cemetery in the derelict village of Kufr Birim . The AFP reported last year that Kufr Birim, a former Palestinian village, is a ghost town after its inhabitants were evict …