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April 22, 2016 10:08 AM Apple hopes to get its books, movies back online in China

Apple Inc. said Friday it hopes to resume its online iTunes and iBooks services in China, where they were recently shut down less than seven months after being launched. The New York Times reported Thursday that Apple's online movie and book stores initially received government approval but were blocked last week on orders from the broadcasting regulator 17

April 21, 2016 5:16 AM AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman’s portrait on the front, marking two historic milestones, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday. Tubman 18

April 20, 2016 6:27 PM Ecuador death toll keeps rising as new jolts cause jitters

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) — A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday, a magnitude-6.1 jolt that set babies crying and shaken residents pouring once again into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following a monster earthquake over the weekend. It was the strongest aftershock yet following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake that killed more than 500 people 16

April 20, 2016 12:06 PM Strong aftershock rattles devastated Ecuador overnight, death toll rises to 525

Ecuador continues to shake after a fresh 6.1 magnitude jolt rattled the Andean country before dawn Wednesday — it was the strongest aftershock since the lethal earthquake that has killed more than 525 people since Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor was centered offshore, about 15 miles west of the devastated beach town of Muisne 17

April 20, 2016 11:40 AM Magnitude 6.1 aftershock hits Ecuador following deadly earthquake

MONTECRISTI, Ecuador – A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday morning, a 6.1 magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people. There was no immediate report of further damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was centered offshore, 15 miles west of the devastated beach town of Muisne 17

April 19, 2016 4:07 AM Brazil President Dilma Rousseff’s future in doubt after impeachment vote

President Dilma Rousseff on Monday appeared on the verge of losing office after a congressional vote to impeach her and signs suggested only tenuous support for her in the Senate, which will decide whether to remove her amid a political and economic crisis. The 367-137 lower house vote in favor of impeachment late Sunday sent the issue to the Senate 6

April 18, 2016 12:22 PM In Ecuador, aid begins to arrive as death toll from earthquake continues to rise

As the death toll continues to rise and people are left homeless, aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades. Officials said the quake killed at least 246 people and injured more than 2,500 along Ecuador's coast. Vice President Jorge Glas said the toll was likely to rise because a large number of people 17

April 18, 2016 9:44 AM Brazil crisis: Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote

Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts. The "yes" camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority, after a lengthy session in the capital. The motion will now go to the upper house, the Senate, which is expected to suspend Ms Rousseff next month 7

April 18, 2016 3:04 AM Brazil lawmakers vote to impeach country's president

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil's lower house of Congress voted late Sunday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader who repeatedly argued that the push against her was a "coup." Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget to maintain spending and shore up support. She has said previous 7

April 17, 2016 11:18 PM Aid begins to flow after earthquake kills more than 240 in Ecuador

PEDERNALES, Ecuador -- Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark. Officials said the quake killed at least 246 people and injured more than 2,500 along Ecuador's coast. Vice-President Jorge 17