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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A witness to today's gunfire in the Ukrainian city of Slovyansk says a car with four gunmen pulled up on a road in a wooden area, and the gunmen opened fire on Ukrainian soldiers who were standing beside their vehicles. Ukrainian officials say a security officer was killed and five others were wounded in the exchange of fire. It's the first reported gunbattle in eastern Ukraine, where unrest has spread to several cities. Pro-Russian gunmen have seized a number of government buildings there.

UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the latest violence in Ukraine carries "the tell-tale signs of Moscow's involvement." Samantha Power tells ABC's "This Week" that the violence is "professional" and "coordinated" -- and doesn't seem to be "grassroots." She says the United States could impose tougher penalties against Moscow if Russia continues its aggression.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's chief peace negotiator says she is optimistic that negotiations with the Palestinians will be revived and extended past a looming April 29 deadline. Tzipi Livni told an Israeli news site (Ynet) that she believes the sides are "close enough" to resolving their differences and continuing the talks. Negotiations have reached the brink of collapse in recent weeks after Israel failed to carry out a promised release of Palestinian prisoners.

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they've been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When Jordan Spieth tees off this afternoon in Augusta, Georgia, he'll be looking to replace Tiger Woods as the youngest-ever Masters champion. Spieth is tied for the lead with Bubba Watson entering the final round. He's just 20 years old -- and it's been 83 years since someone that young won a Masters. It's been 35 years since anyone captured the Masters on his first try.

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