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Singer John Legend performs in Bahrain to sold-out crowd

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.

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John Legend performs in Muharraq, Bahrain, Monday night, March 2, 2015. The singer-songwriter performed before an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd despite human rights activists' calls to boycott the Gulf island monarchy, where a pro-democracy uprising still simmers four years after authorities crushed Bahrain's Arab spring. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.


Ming-Na Wen: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ role makes me a cool mom

NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has convinced her children that she's cool.

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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, actress Ming-Na Wen attends the LA Premiere of NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has convinced her children that she's cool.


Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

New Mexico students walk out over new tests contested in US

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New Mexico students walk out over new tests contested in US

Hundreds of Albuquerque High School students stage a walkout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students start taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest Monday as the new exam was being given.


Boston short of season snow record _ for now

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now.

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Boston short of season snow record _ for now

Icicles hanging from a tarp at the White House begin to melt after an ice storm in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now.


Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.

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Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria Ill. The Associated Press has learned that Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game. The flights last November don’t include more than a dozen trips on donors’ planes that Schock paid for out of his House office expenses or campaign funds since joining Congress in 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.


Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.

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Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm.

Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.

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Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.


Toronto police: 2 men built mystery tunnel just for fun

TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.

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Toronto police: 2 men built mystery tunnel just for fun

TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.

Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.

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Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.

Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2010 file photo, former Aris' head coach Hector Cuper of Argentina, gives instructions to his players during a Greek League soccer match in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Egyptian Football Association announced on Monday, March 2, 2015 that they have appointed Cuper as the new manager of its national team. The 59-year old previously led the Emirati al-Wasl club, and the Spanish Racing de Santander. Egypt's team has been without a fulltime manager since American Bob Bradley quit in late 2013 after he failed to take the Pharaohs to the World Cup in Brazil. Egyptian soccer suffered a massive setback when more than 70 soccer fans were killed in post-match violence in 2012. Last month, 20 fans died in a stampede outside a stadium as police fired tear gas. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.


Suspect declared ‘Heil Hitler!’ after Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.

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Frazier Glenn Miller, suspected of killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, makes anti-Semetic remarks as he is wheeled out of a Johnson County, Kans., courtroom for a lunch break during a hearing, Monday March 2, 2015, in Olathe, Ks. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, on trial. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.


Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Riga (AFP) - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

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Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete at the European Parliament, on March 12, 2014 in StrasbourgRiga (AFP) - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.


House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.

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House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Budget standoff leaves UC applications in limbo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications.

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Budget standoff leaves UC applications in limbo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications.