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In this photo taken on Friday, March 31, 2017, Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt looks at the painting ‘’The Miracle of San Filippo,’’ depicting the future pope Benedict XIII surviving an earthquake in 1688, at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery is showing solidarity with the art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region with an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. Eike Schmidt said during a walk-through Friday after the first meeting of culture ministers form the Group of Seven industrialized nations that the 29 selected works were from churches, museums and other buildings either damaged or destroyed in powerful quakes last August and October. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)
April 01, 2017 - 12:40 pm
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is showing solidarity with Italy's art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region by hosting an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt told the Associated Press during a walk-through...
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Demonstrators with the Unite Against Fascism (UAF) group, face off with police officers in central London, during a counter-protest against nearby demonstrations by right-wing Britain First and the English Defence League, Saturday April 1, 2017. Extremist groups gathered in central London Saturday with a police presence keeping the groups apart. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 12:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators from far-right groups clashed with anti-fascist protesters in central London on Saturday, as British police imposed restrictions to try to keep the opposing groups apart. Authorities arrested 14 people for various offenses. Protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square and...
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Pedestrians walk down a closed portion of Piedmont Avenue near an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Friday, March 31, 2017. Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic got even worse Friday, the morning after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 01, 2017 - 12:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged with arson Saturday. The first-degree arson charge was added to a first-degree criminal damage to property charge Basil Eleby already faced in...
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April 01, 2017 - 11:58 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It's April Fools' Day but it's no joke: People across northern New England woke up to a foot of heavy wet snow on parts of the region Saturday and expected more throughout the day. The storm caused power outages and numerous highway accidents. About 11,600 electricity...
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In this Dec. 9, 2016, photo, Zaine Pulliam, center, stands by family friend Jewels Hudson, left, and his grandmother Madie Clark at his family home in South Charleston, W.Va. Zaine and his two sisters lost their parents to heroin overdoses. The family lives in a rural West Virginia area where drug overdoses are on the rise. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 11:51 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Belinda Crookshanks' son and daughter-in-law died of drug overdoses on the same day in April 2015 at age 35, her grief was compounded by a stark financial fact: Despite the family's limited resources, the state's indigent burial fund wasn't going to help pay to bury...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a woman walks on the Spanish side of the border between Spain and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar with the iconic Rock of Gibraltar in the background, in La Linea de la Concepcion, Southern Spain. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday March 31, 2017, reassured Gibraltar that it will protect the territory’s interests in forthcoming Brexit talks on exiting the European Union, following Spain's assertion that it would have a veto over the territory’s future relationship with the trading bloc. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, FILE)
April 01, 2017 - 11:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain sought Saturday to reassure Gibraltar that it will protect the territory's interests in upcoming talks on exiting the European Union amid a dispute with Spain that underscores the complications of Britain's EU divorce. Spain has long sought to regain control of Gibraltar, an...
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Cranes stand in front of an apartment building which was destroyed in an explosion on the previous day in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 1, 2017. One person died in the explosion in the building. Rescue forces found the body of a female resident on Saturday morning. ( Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 11:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've arrested a 48-year-old man on charges of murder on allegations he set off an explosion in a multi-family home in the western city of Dortmund that blew the building apart and left one resident dead. Prosecutor Sandra Luecke told the dpa news agency on...
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April 01, 2017 - 11:36 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus on Saturday called for an immediate resumption of stalled reunification talks to tackle key items that have foiled numerous attempts to unify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island. As the standstill in talks stretched into its second month, the...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking protests in the capital. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 01, 2017 - 11:32 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11 a.m. Opposition leaders of congress celebrated their victory, transforming their planned morning protest into an outdoor political rally welcoming the move. Hundreds of people joined them at their...
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Pedestrians walk down a closed portion of Piedmont Avenue near an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Friday, March 31, 2017. Atlanta's dreadful rush-hour traffic got even worse Friday, the morning after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 01, 2017 - 11:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A man suspected of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta has a court appearance scheduled for Saturday. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office says Basil Eleby faces a felony charge of criminal damage to property in...
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