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  • First lady gives weekly address on Nigerian girls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to …


  • At Wal-Mart, Obama touts steps on solar power

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Calling it the right thing to do for America’s bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration …


  • Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $1.9 billion over the first three months of this year and is pleading again for Congress to pass reforms to its …


  • Baby names: Noah ends Jacob’s 14-year run at top

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular …


  • Foreign military observers held in east Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russian insurgency leader in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that foreign military observers detained as suspected NATO spies could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian …


  • Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks

    LAS VEGAS — A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that …


  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …


  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its …


  • Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus’ breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek …


  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. …


  • With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue “for …


  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to …


  • Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face …


  • Spain suspends riot control exports to Venezuela

    MADRID (AP) — Spain has indefinitely suspended the export of riot control equipment to Venezuela’s government following weeks of unrest there which have seen an increase in violence as police …


  • Thousands of Muslims stuck in C. African Republic

    BODA, Central African Republic (AP) — There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out …


  • Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that …


  • Syria: Army ambushes rebels who came from Jordan

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say government forces have ambushed a group of rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan and killed several of the fighters. SANA …


  • 2 dead in shootout in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and several others wounded, including a policeman, in a shootout at the building of a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, highlighting the tensions …


  • Daylight saving time: Set clocks ahead 1 hour

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring is closer than you think, and here’s a sure sign: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before …


  • State Department: 3 Americans on missing plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday. The department says in a statement that officials from the U.S. …


  • Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling …


  • Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests …


  • Putin asks parliament to use military in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked parliament for permission to use the country’s military in Ukraine. Putin says the move is needed to …


  • Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing …


  • Ukraine parliament head takes presidential powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — A top opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances of a …


  • Ukraine’s Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine’s …


  • Iraqi authorities distribute cards for elections

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s election commission said Saturday that it has not yet decided how it will distribute voter ID cards in the embattled western province of Anbar, barely two …


  • Benedict joins Francis in historic 1st ceremony

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, …


  • Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it. Kerry …


  • Mob attacks alleged gays in Nigerian capital

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to “cleanse” their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from …

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