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US first lady in Cambodia to promote girls' education

Michelle Obama in Cambodia to showcase girls' education aid in a country that needs it
Jocelyn Gecker, The Associated Press

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Cambodian students Saturday to hear their stories and share America's perspectives on education as part of a campaign to help girls around the world stay in school.

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

FBI asks for patience as investigators probe cause of black man's hanging in Mississippi
Johnny Clark And Jeff Amy, The Associated Press

PORT GIBSON, Miss. - An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide.

Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in US state

Prince Charles, wife Camilla welcomed during stop in state of Kentucky
Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome Friday during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favourite projects.

During a whirlwind visit to Louisville, Charles chatted with onlookers, attended panel discussions and called for fundamental changes toward a more sustainable economy in sync with the environment.

Bombings in Yemeni mosques kill more than 130

Suicide bombers kill more than 130 in attacks on Yemen mosques; IS claims responsibility
Ahmed Al-Haj, The Associated Press

ADEN, Yemen - Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshippers and killed 137 people in the deadliest assault yet targeting Shiite rebels who have taken over large parts of the rapidly fragmenting nation. At least 13 children were among the dead.

White House: No sign of Islamic State link to Yemen attacks

White House says no sign that Islamic State group orchestrated deadly attacks in Yemen
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The White House said Friday there's no indication the Islamic State group had any operational link to a string of suicide bombings in Yemen that killed at least 137 people.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. is still investigating the claim of responsibility by the Yemeni branch of Islamic State. He said the U.S. is looking to see whether IS has a command-and-control structure that would enable it to co-ordinate the attack.

Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in Louisville

Prince Charles, wife receive distinctly Kentucky welcome during stop in Bluegrass state
Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome Friday during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favourite projects.

During a whirlwind visit to Louisville, Charles chatted with onlookers, attended panel discussions and called for fundamental changes toward a more sustainable economy in sync with the environment.

Gruesome US case highlights fetal homicide laws

Case of US woman allegedly cutting fetus from mother highlights fetal homicide debate
Sadie Gurman And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. - The case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl is reviving a highly-charged debate in the U.S. over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.

Canada, U.S. approve genetically engineered B.C. apples

Canadian, U.S. agencies approve genetically engineered B.C. apples as safe
Mary Clare Jalonick And Keith Ridler, The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada have approved non-browning Arctic Apples for commercial sale in Canada.

In a letter sent to Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. on Friday, the CFIA said Arctic Apples "are as safe and nutritious as traditional apple varieties."

Health Canada said they have concluded the Arctic Apple "is safe for consumption, still has all its nutritional value and therefore does not differ from other apples available on the market."

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands
Matthew Daly And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production but raised widespread concerns about possible groundwater contamination.

Liberia officials: New patient tests positive for Ebola

Liberian officials: Patient tests positive for Ebola over 2 weeks after last case discharged
Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press

MONROVIA, Liberia - A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African nation had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases.

Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 10,000 people. But since it discharged its last case on March 5, it was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. Countries must wait 42 days from when the last patient tests negative before an outbreak is declared over.

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