News for Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.

UN says 58 killed in attack on U.N. base in South Sudan

An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

A Nigerian education official says 24 more schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped.

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Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

Ready for the first step in NBA playoff journey

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Dutch man's case linked to suicidal teen

Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Here are business events scheduled for April 21-25, 2014.

Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau

A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.

Linn defeats Belle

In baseball

Blake Snyder and Ryan Mantle combined to strike out 14 batters Friday as Linn defeated Belle 8-2.

Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.

Providence, RI sues firms over stock trades

Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.