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Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts

CAIRO (AP) - Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports. Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement Friday that officials found the artifacts while searching cargo Thursday at the coastal city of Damietta. Among the artifacts are a cylindrical...

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1 hour 3 minutes ago

Woman's body recovered on Mount Tamalpais

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have recovered a body on Mount Tamalpais matching the description of a 50-year-old Marin woman who went missing after hiking up the peak. Marin County sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman says the hiker appears to have plunged 50 feet down a steep mountainside drainage area. The... Read Story

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1 hour 6 minutes ago

Suspect in Whittier standoff surrenders

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Police say a suspect has surrendered and his female hostage is mostly unharmed after a 12-hour armed standoff at an apartment building in Whittier. No shots were fired during the standoff, which began around 4 p.m. Thursday and ended shortly after 4 a.m. Friday. City News... Read Story

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1 hour 54 minutes ago

Clinton White House documents set for release

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care reform, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and foreign policy involving... Read Story

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1 hour 58 minutes ago

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. The Obama Administration promises not to sell... Read Story

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1 hour 59 minutes ago

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon. Researchers believe the robotic explorer vaporized upon contact because of its high orbiting speed of 3,600 mph, possibly smacking into a mountain... Read Story

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15 hours 59 minutes ago

US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in

Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo all moved higher after reporting their first-quarter results Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,864. A... Read Story

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