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Apple's quarterly revenue jumps 27 percent

- Apple Inc reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly revenue as iPhone sales surged and the company raised its share repurchase program by $50 billion.

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Colorado cinema massacre trial to get under way

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial will begin on Monday with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.

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U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

NEW YORK - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.

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Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station-army official

BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.

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Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death

BOSTON - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was adrift and following his obsessive older brother when he carried out the deadly 2013 attack, a defense lawyer said on Monday as he urged a jury to spare his client's life.

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Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread, medicine run short

ADEN - The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, relief officials said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units for a second day, dashing hopes for a pause in fighting to let aid in. | Video

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Seven officers injured, one unresponsive in Baltimore riot: police

BALTIMORE - At least several Baltimore police officers were injured in a riot that broke out on Monday following the funeral of a man who died in police custody, police spokesman Eric Kowalczyk told reporters.

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Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at U.N. anti-nuclear arms conference

UNITED NATIONS - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.