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Ukraine: Airport recaptured...Nigeria: Extremists kidnap 100 girls...Capital murder charge



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KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government says its special forces have restored control over a small airport in eastern Ukraine that had been occupied by pro-Russian militiamen. It's the first military action taken by Ukraine's government against the separatists who have seized control of numerous buildings in the east of the country. Heavy gunfire has been heard from the airport near Kramatorsk. Russian state television reports as many as 11 people may have been killed, but there's been no independent confirmation of casualties.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists have abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria. A State Security Service official says gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school and took off with at least 100 students. Some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck. The mass kidnapping comes a day after an explosion at a bus station in Nigeria's capital killed at least 75 people and wounded 14. The extremist group Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') is blamed for that attack.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of shooting to death three people in suburban Kansas City could face the death penalty if convicted. Kansas prosecutors have filed a capital murder charge against Frazier Glenn Cross for allegedly gunning down a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City on Sunday. Cross also faces one count of first-degree, premeditated murder for the death of a woman shot while visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslide that devastated the Washington town of Oso has risen to 37. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says it has received one more victim. The sheriff's office says seven other people are still listed as missing. A search for bodies in the debris continues.

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It's mid-April, but the weather is making it look more like January in Michigan. More than three inches of snow had fallen this morning at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, while in Flint an inch has given roads an icy sheen. Authorities say an armored van carrying up to $1 million crashed this morning and spilled a portion of its load. Crews from the armored carrier company cleaned up the coins and cash. An employee in the van and the driver of another vehicle involved are listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

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