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  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

    The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead. …

  • 5 dead, 15 injured in Philippine bus accident
    5 dead, 15 injured in Philippine bus accident

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least five people including a 2-year-old boy were killed and 15 others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus rammed a stalled truck along the highway in eastern Philippines' Camarines Sur province at the start of the Easter week exodus of vacationers to provinces, police said. …

  • Philippine Airlines parent reports bigger net loss
    Philippine Airlines parent reports bigger net loss

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said Wednesday it suffered a net loss of $205.15 million in the nine months to December, bigger than its loss for the whole of the previous fiscal year. This topped the total net loss of 5.755 billion pesos for the 12 months to March 2013, it said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange. …

  • US judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. …

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers
    Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. The deals are tied to ... …

  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
    20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday. …

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings
    Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. …

  • Up to 100 Ga. students hit by pepper spray blast

    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say up to 100 students were affected by a blast of pepper spray set off in a hallway at a Georgia high school. …

  • Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees
    Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida Panhandle property owners lost thousands of dollars in palms, citrus trees and other non-native plants because of the incredibly harsh winter in that area. …

  • Judge: North Dakota abortion law unconstitutional

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and unconstitutional." …