Hostages safe after standoff inside Texas synagogue

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By JAKE BLEIBERG, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Hostages who had been held for hours inside a Texas synagogue were rescued Saturday night, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, nearly 12 hours after the standoff began. "Prayers answered. All ...

Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks

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By MATTHEW LEE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The failure of last week's high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing ...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

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By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place ...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

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By JENNIFER PELTZ and CAROLYN THOMPSON NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless ...

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

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By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88. Emery passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by ...

Final valuation of Prince’s estate pegged at $156.4 million

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince's estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Internal Revenue Service and the estate's administrator, Comerica Bank ...