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at 03:55 on April 18, 2015, EDT.

Official: At least 30 killed in a suicide motorcycle bombing in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL - A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said.

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at 03:50 on April 18, 2015, EDT.

4 in critical condition in gas blast that closed both directions of Central California highway

FRESNO, Calif. - A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, at least three of them critically, authorities said.

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at 02:09 on April 18, 2015, EDT.

Washington highway abuzz with millions of bees after commercial truck overturns, dumps hives

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could.

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at 21:08 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Storm diverts Oklahoma-bound Seattle elephants to San Diego Zoo for a rest

SEATTLE - A Seattle zoo says the two aging female elephants it dispatched earlier this week on a 2,000-mile road trip to an Oklahoma zoo have been diverted by a storm — and are now resting at the San Diego Zoo.

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at 20:49 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Scientists say Isle Royale National Park grey wolf population down to 3 and may soon die out

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The grey wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday.

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at 20:48 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Authorities remove bodies from home where 5 were killed; police say man shot family, self

PHOENIX - Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life.

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at 13:37 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Health authorities say large measles outbreak in US that began at Disneyland is over

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - California health authorities declared an end Friday to a large measles outbreak in the U.S. that started at Disneyland and triggered a broader debate about vaccinations.

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at 19:08 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Alabama officials: 'Military mistress' released after stop because of communication breakdown

MOBILE, Ala. - An Alabama sheriff's deputy released a woman dubbed the "Military Mistress," who is wanted in three states, because a radio dispatcher failed to pass along that there were warrants out for her arrest, the agency said Friday.

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at 17:26 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Man pleads guilty to charges related to 6-year-old daughter's severely rotten teeth

EASTON, Pa. - The father of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment.

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at 17:02 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Fish that hitched cross-Pacific ride in suspected tsunami debris boat are quarantined

PORTLAND, Ore. - The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

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at 17:52 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Ex-Sen. Robert Griffin, staunch Michigan Republican who hastened Nixon resignation, dies at 91

DETROIT - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91.

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at 17:02 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Scientists rediscover sunken radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off Northern California coast

SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.

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