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AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.

East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

By Pavel Polityuk and Thomas Grove KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm. The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday offered the best hope to date of defusing a stand-off in Ukraine that has dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the Cold War. Enacting the agreement on the ground though will be difficult, because of the deep mistrust between the pro-Russian groups and the Western-backed government in Kiev, which this week flared into violent clashes that killed several people.

Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. The bullish response, which could see harpoon ships back in the Southern Ocean next year, sets Tokyo back on a collision course with environmentalists. Campaigners had hailed the decision by the International Court of Justice, with hopes that it might herald the end of a practice they view as barbaric. "We will carry out extensive studies in cooperation with ministries concerned to submit a new research programme by this autumn to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), reflecting the criteria laid out in the verdict," said Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

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3,762 miles, 1 triathlete, 1 cause

Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.

World loses 'astonishing' novelist

The influential author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," is widely credited with helping to popularize the magical realism genre.

Earth-size planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet the size of Earth that could be habitable.

Wracked by guilt, full of gratitude

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

Official: Captain initially not at helm

Compounding the tragedy, a high school vice principal who was rescued from the ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said.

Ukraine-Russia deal met with defiance

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.

Mindy Kaling's exercise action film

Mindy Kaling explains her weird motivators for jogging: like avenging the death of her pretend husband. Conan has more.

Burglar seen looming over baby crib

A burglar is caught on surveillance camera creeping through a home's nursery in Harris County, Texas.

John Daly tees off woman's mouth

Golfer John Daly gave one lady the thrill of her life when he hit a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Take a look.

Easter egg hunt reveals dead body

A Tennessee woman helping her son hunt for Easter eggs makes a startling discovery in her own backyard. WBIR reports.

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Steen boosts Blues over Blackhawks in 3OT

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Larrazabal dives into water to shake hornets

Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.

Sizemore's scoop caps Yankees' triple play

For the third time in his tenure with the New York Yankees, CC Sabathia has been the beneficiary of a triple play.

Stastny ties it, then lifts Avs to OT win vs. Wild

Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night.

Source: Mizzou's Haith agrees to coach Tulsa

Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally agreed to become the next coach at Tulsa, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday.

Former QB McNabb spends day in jail for DUI

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Saban hosts Peyton in visit of 'mutual benefit'

Nick Saban hosted Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase last week for two days during a visit the Alabama Crimson Tide coach called "mutually beneficial."

Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Thursday he doesn't support paying athletes nor a system in which they can market themselves and doesn't understand the recent quest by Northwestern players to unionize.

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