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MOSCOW (AP) — Simmering tension over the Ukraine crisis has prompted a blast from Russia directed at the head of NATO. Moscow is condemning the secretary general of NATO for "zealously reproducing Cold War-era rhetoric." Russia also says NATO has become an "elite club" that employs "double standards. Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AHN'-derz fohg RAHS'-moo-sihn) has demanded that Russia pull back the tens of thousands of troops NATO says are amassed on Ukraine's border.
ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI says the family of a kidnapped North Carolina man is looking forward to a reunion after an elite team rescued the victim from an Atlanta apartment complex. No further details are being released right now. The agency says it has an "active and ongoing" investigation. Frank Arthur Janssen was reported missing April 5.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown wants a Washington encore, this time representing New Hampshire. He plans to formally announce his Senate bid tonight, using a variation of the state's "Live Free or Die" motto to argue against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. In excerpts provided by his campaign, he says the ACA forces people to "live free or log on."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly four years after the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was rocked by a massive corruption scandal, former assistant manager Angela Spaccia is scheduled to be sentenced today for misappropriation of public funds, conspiracy and other crimes. She faces as much as 17 years in prison in a scheme to steal millions of dollars.
PRAGUE (AP) — A mystery that began in Norway has made its way to the Czech Republic. Police say a man discovered in bad condition in Oslo in December is a Czech national who has been recognized by several family members. The man claims he cannot remember his name or where he comes from. Norwegian police say he speaks English and also understands Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian and calls himself John Smith.
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