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UK prime minister rallies party before 'knife edge' election

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival.

German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

SISTERON, France (AP) — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.

Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 21 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 21, including six attackers.

Lights out as Earth Hour kicks off

Hong Kong's iconic skyline dimmed and the sails on Sydney's Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks across Asia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Seattle Space Needle set to plunge into darkness. "It's almost like the thing vanished," said Tony Jennings from Earth Hour after standing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the lights went off at 8:30pm (0930 GMT).

Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential poll

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians turned out in their millions Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.

Al-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern city

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad's government, opposition activists and the group said.

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Investigators probe co-pilot's life, secrets

Investigators are expected to question the Germanwings co-pilot's relatives, friends and co-workers to try to find out what happened. FULL STORY | The victims | Cockpit rules change | Complete coverage

NCAA: Duke, Michigan State advance

Gonzaga used to be the cool pick to score an upset in the early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. In recent years, the Mark Few-coached Bulldogs have been one of the teams that could win it all.

Saudis make gains in Yemen

In just a few weeks, good relations with neighbors have become a matter of survival for Yemen's President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

What atheists want you to know

Four people who consider themselves atheists answer tough questions about their beliefs.

Workers at the crash site face grim, dangerous task

Working in pairs, rescue workers at the site of the crash of Flight 9525 must contend with high winds and treacherous terrain. FULL STORY | The victims | Cockpit rules change | Complete coverage

Driver passed out behind wheel on freeway

A California woman passes out while behind the wheel as her vehicle is on a freeway. KGTV's Steve Fiorina reports.

Actress apologizes after claiming racial profiling

Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year.

Train beating linked to Ferguson?

When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car late Monday and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion.

Hernandez fiancée: I hid box

The fiancée of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Former sitcom star arrested

On "Family Matters" we knew him as Eddie Winslow. This week, as inmate 402282.

ESPN Sports News

Late Duke FT causes huge Las Vegas swing

A foul that almost wasn't called resulted in a last-second free throw that caused millions of dollars to change hands in Las Vegas. And this time the sportsbooks took the worst of it.

Mavs' Ellis hurt; Cuban bemoans non-calls

After an inadvertent knee injured Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis in a 94-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, a frustrated Mark Cuban publicly complained about the lack of respect that Dallas' leading scorer receives from referees.

Spartans down Sooners in East semifinal

Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA tournament East Regional semifinal Friday night.

Winslow helps Duke deny Utah to advance

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen.

Big Ten officials to discuss new Indiana law

Two Big Ten athletic directors told ESPN.com that the impact of the new religious objections law in Indiana will be discussed when they meet May 18-20. One athletic director was "highly disappointed" that the law passed in the state.

Hernandez's fiancee gave co-defendant cash

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

Warriors rout Griz, tie franchise wins mark

Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors won their 59th game, 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Louisville beats NC State, on to Elite Eight

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
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