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AP Top Headlines At 4:09 p.m. EDT

AP Top Headlines At 4:09 p.m. EDT

1 - Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
2 - Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
3 - Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east
4 - Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
5 - FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes
6 - Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base
7 - Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
8 - Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy
9 - AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized
10 - Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal
1 - Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations....

4/24/2014 3:01:16 PM

2 - Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

NEW YORK (AP) -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law....

4/24/2014 2:52:19 PM

3 - Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia began new military exercises near its border with Ukraine, the defense minister announced Thursday, after Ukrainian forces launched an operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east....

4/24/2014 2:34:40 PM

4 - Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said....

4/24/2014 11:44:21 AM

5 - FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown....

4/24/2014 2:34:59 PM

6 - Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there....

4/24/2014 2:59:21 PM

7 - Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy....

4/24/2014 2:48:55 PM

8 - Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves....

4/24/2014 12:01:03 PM

9 - AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Critics of the U.S. government's nearly five-year effort to seek the release of the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan claim the work suffers from disorganization and poor communication among numerous federal agencies involved, leaving his captors unclear which U.S. officials have the authority to make a deal....

4/24/2014 2:28:20 PM

10 - Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts....

4/24/2014 3:09:18 PM