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at 11:38 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Syrian state TV: 14 people killed by car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs

BEIRUT - A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.


at 11:35 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital; no immediate word on damage or casualties

ACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.


at 10:44 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

AP PHOTOS: Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists make memorable music for 60 years

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.


at 09:34 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Probe into South Korea ferry focuses on sharp turn, captain's actions and slow evacuation

MOKPO, South Korea - The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.


at 08:47 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Florida man smothered his crying toddler so he could play Xbox games, watch TV deputies say

HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.


at 07:34 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes into lunar surface early, likely vaporized

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


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