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Survivor, 72, pulled from rubble two weeks after Ecuador earthquake

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QUITO, Ecuador -- A 72-year-old man was pulled from rubble in western Ecuador after being trapped for almost two weeks since the earthquake that killed nearly 650 people in the country, officials said Saturday.

The man was located Friday after a search team from Venezuela heard him "making sounds in a partially collapsed house" in the coastal ...Read more

Sanders' supporters march in downtown Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES--Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, an event that culminated in a rally on the steps of City Hall.

The procession marched 10 blocks with backers of Sanders gathering on the lawn of City Hall to hear speakers and music in support of the Democratic presidential ...Read more

Ex-Calif. Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz for president

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BURLINGAME, Calif.--Former California Gov. Pete Wilson jumped into the presidential fray Saturday, announcing his endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in front of a packed house at the state Republican Party's spring convention.

"He is committed to preserving our constitutional liberties," Wilson told the crowd, and then took a subtle dig at GOP ...Read more

Kenya burns 105 tons of ivory in battle against poachers

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NAIROBI, Kenya –– Several hundred people gathered in Nairobi National Park Saturday to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to 105 tons of elephant tusks and more than a ton of rhinoceros horns.

The crowd, among them leaders of other African nations, stood in silence as they watched the ivory, worth about $150 million, go up in ...Read more

On presidential picks, Republican loyalists are just as split as the rest of the US

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BURLINGAME, Calif.--Now that the top GOP presidential contenders -- Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz -- have come and gone from the California Republican Party's convention, Pam Levin is zeroing in on which candidate to back. Kind of.

"Right now, today: Trump," she said. "Tomorrow, I may feel differently."

Trump and Kasich addressed the ...Read more

Ted Cruz's attacks on Trump donations fall flat for some

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump for his history of making campaign contributions to Democratic candidates in California when he spoke to the state's Republican Party Saturday.

Although it is unclear how effective the line of attack will be, some GOP supporters were willing to give Trump a pass. After all, they said, he is a ...Read more

24 civilians die in Baghdad bombing claimed by Islamic State

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BAGHDAD ––At least 24 civilians were killed Saturday in a car bombing claimed by Islamic State militia in the Iraqi capital.

The blast hit near a marketplace in the Nahrawn neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad. Police said 33 people, including three security officers, were wounded.

The bomb went off on a road used by Shiite pilgrims on ...Read more

Kenya burns 105 tons of ivory in battle against poachers

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NAIROBI, Kenya –– Several hundred people gathered in Nairobi National Park Saturday to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to 105 tons of elephant tusks and more than a ton of rhinoceros horns.

The crowd, among them leaders of other African nations, stood in silence as they watched the ivory, worth about $150 million, go up in ...Read more

Warren Buffett says business would be fine with either Trump or Clinton

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A Donald Trump presidency wouldn't be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, said at the company's annual shareholders meeting Saturday.

"If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, and one of them is very likely to be, I think Berkshire will ...Read more

Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Three attackers hacked a Hindu man to death in front of his tailoring business in central Bangladesh Saturday, police said.

Nikhil Chandra Joardar, 50, was repeatedly attacked by the men with sharp weapons and left for dead, officer Abdul Jalil said, citing accounts by local residents.

The assailants arrived on motorbike, ...Read more

Iraq declares state of emergency in Baghdad as protesters storm legislature

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Iraq declared a state of emergency in Baghdad after supporters of the Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the national legislature, the Interior Ministry said.

Mobile-phone video broadcast on Iraqi news channel al-Sharqiya showed hundreds of al-Sadr's supporters in the Council of Representatives building in the Green Zone Saturday. Al-...Read more

24 civilians die in Baghdad bombing claimed by Islamic State

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BAGHDAD ––At least 24 civilians were killed Saturday in a car bombing claimed by Islamic State militia in the Iraqi capital.

The blast hit near a marketplace in the Nahrawn neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad. Police said 33 people, including three security officers, were wounded.

The bomb went off on a road used by Shiite pilgrims on ...Read more