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Colo. mall fire suspect was just freed from prison
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:21:00 PM
  • LITTLETON, Colo. - The man authorities say they suspect of carrying out an apparent attempted bombing at a Colorado shopping mall had been released from prison a week earlier.
  • The FBI said Sunday that agents are looking for Earl Albert Moore after Wednesday's fire at Southwest Plaza Mall, about two miles from Columbine High School, where 13 people were killed 12 years ago.
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons records show that Moore, 65, was released from prison April 13.

Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:17:00 PM
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early Monday, destroying a multi-story library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries.
  • Monday's strike came after Gadhafi's forces unleashed a barrage of shells and rockets at the besieged rebel city of Misrata, in an especially bloody weekend that left at least 32 dead and dozens wounded.
  • The battle for Misrata, which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past two months, has become the focal point of Libya's armed rebellion against Gadhafi since fighting elsewhere is deadlocked.

Opponents of Yemen's president divided over deal
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:15:00 PM
  • SANAA, Yemen - Deep divisions within Yemen's opposition appeared to doom an Arab proposal for the president to step down within a month, raising the prospect of more bloodshed and instability in a nation already beset by deep poverty and conflict.
  • President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled for 32 years, agreed Saturday to the Gulf Cooperation Council's formula for him to transfer power to his vice president within 30 days of a deal being signed in exchange for immunity from prosecution for him and his sons.
  • A coalition of seven opposition parties generally accepted the deal.

Celtics hold on to complete sweep of Knicks
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:08:00 PM
  • NEW YORK - The Boston Celtics never let this develop into the intriguing series that was expected.
  • Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 21 points and 12 assists, and the Celtics swept their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals, holding on for a 101-89 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
  • Ray Allen and reserve Glen Davis each added 14 points for the Celtics, the first team into the second round after sweeping a series for the first time since a 3-0 victory over Indiana in 1992, the last series victory for their old Big Three before Larry Bird retired.

In Easter message, pope urges diplomacy in Libya
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:08:00 PM
  • VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI offered an Easter prayer Sunday for diplomacy to prevail over warfare in Libya and for citizens of the Middle East to build a new society based on respect.
  • He also called on Europeans to welcome refugees from North Africa.
  • the pope lamented as he delivered the traditional "Urbi et Orbi" message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to a crowd of more than 100,000 that overflowed from St. Peter's Square.

Syria targets activists in pinpoint raids
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 11:02:00 PM
  • BEIRUT - Syrian security forces detained dozens of opposition activists and fired from rooftops in a seaside town Sunday as authorities turned to pinpoint raids after days of bloodshed brought international condemnation and defections from President Bashar Assad's regime.
  • The rising level of violence - more than 120 people dead since Friday - brought calls from the watchdog group Human Rights Watch for a U.N. inquiry.
  • The police raids, which began late Saturday, concentrated around the capital Damascus and the central city of Homs, a hotbed of demonstrations against Assad's authoritarian rule, said Ammar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria.

Workers recovered body of trapped Idaho miner
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 10:48:00 PM
  • BOISE, Idaho - The operator of a northern Idaho silver mine says workers have recovered the body of a miner who was trapped when a tunnel collapsed nine days ago.
  • Hecla Mining Co. says the body of 53-year-old Larry Marek was discovered Sunday afternoon.
  • Marek and his brother, Mike, had just finished watering down blasted-out rock and ore in the mine when the ceiling collapsed in a 6,150-foot deep tunnel April 15.

'Rio' speaks louder than 'Madea,' repeats at No. 1
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 10:37:00 PM
  • LOS ANGELES - Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg's talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry's sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.
  • "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" debuted a close second with $25.8 million, another solid opening for writer-director Perry, who also stars as boisterous, opinionated grandma Madea.
  • Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson's circus romance "Water for Elephants" premiered in third-place with $17.5 million.

Crawford scores 25, Hawks beat Magic for 3-1 lead
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 10:19:00 PM
  • ATLANTA - For most of the night, the Atlanta Hawks struggled to make free throws and labored to put away the Orlando Magic.
  • Jamal Crawford scored 25 points for the Hawks and Johnson made four big free throws in the final 20 seconds to preserve an 88-85 victory over the Magic.
  • Atlanta has a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series and can wrap it up in Orlando on Tuesday night.

Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings
Publish Date : 4/24/2011 9:17:00 PM
  • TRIPOLI - An air strike on Moammar Gadhafi's sprawling compound in Tripoli has left three buildings badly damaged.
  • The attack comes a day after Gadhafi's forces unleashed a barrage of shells and rockets at Misrata in an especially bloody weekend.