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Here are the top stories at this hour from The Associated Press. At the Nerve Center, Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). In photos, Mike Musielski (ext. 1900). Times in EDT.
— MASTERS — Final round gets underway at 10:10 a.m.
— GUINEA-BISSAU-ELECTIONS — Polls close by 1 p.m.; results expected within a week.
— SPACE STATION — NASA to hold news conference about SpaceX Dragon capsule launch at noon.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian special forces have deployed Sunday to an eastern city where armed pro-Russia protesters seized a police headquarters and the Security Service office, the interior minister says. One security officer has been killed and five wounded in a gunfight, the official added.
PERTH, Australia — Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials say. Thousands of people have been evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.
BERLIN — The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlights the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — The people of Guinea-Bissau head to the polls on Sunday and the question on everyone's mind is whether this tiny West African nation and transit hub for cocaine will finally find stability through democratic elections.
CHIMBOTE, Peru — A gangland-style political murder foretold by its victim compels national officials to finally act against a regional political boss who locals likened to Al Capone. Nearly a dozen political murders had terrorized the mining-enriched state that one anti-corruption official called a "mini-dictatorship" where judges, prosecutors, cops and journalists alike either answered to the governor or suffered.
MANILA, Philippines — For more than 30 years, the Rev. Robert Reyes — the "Running Priest" — has been a constant critic of corrupt governments in the Philippines and often times the church itself, which holds great influence over this poor nation while a tiny elite controls the economy.
CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH
RED BLUFF, Calif. — Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into a bus taking high school students on a college tour, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority. Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release.
WASHINGTON — The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.
Sports Coverage: Golf, baseball, NBA, NHL, tennis and auto racing.
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week." Topics: Foreign affairs; Boston Marathon; and politics. Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Panel discussion on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
CBS' "Face the Nation," Topic: Health care. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
CNN's "State of the Union." Topic: Politics. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Greg Walden, R-Ore.
"Fox News Sunday." Topics: the IRS; and health care. Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Charles Boustany, R-La.; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.