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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — There's no sign of any action to force pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to give up their occupation of government buildings following the expiration of a deadline set by Kiev. Ukraine's acting president had promised anyone who left by the deadline would not be prosecuted. Kiev vows a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to re-establish control.

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities say many are feared dead in a rush-hour explosion at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Hundreds of people were headed to work through the busy terminal today when the blast hit. It destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions. The Islamic extremist Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') terrorist network has been threatening to attack the capital.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says Syria needs to step it up in terms of moving raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents to positions where they can be collected for destruction. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says a much faster pace is needed to get Syria back on track for a June 30 deadline.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in the killing of three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City has made some statements to police, but it's too early to make any disclosures. The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader but authorities won't say if they're doing a hate crime investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the week of the income tax deadline -- in fact it's tomorrow night. But there's also some good news. Millions of tax filers can take comfort in the fact that their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service.

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