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  • SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 2014, 3:14 A.M.

    Opponents of Kiev protests gather at barricade

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of people angered by months of anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital are gathering at one of the protesters’ barricades in a tense confrontation with …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014, 4:27 A.M.

    CVS plans to stop tobacco products sales

    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014, 10:53 P.M.

    Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014, 5:23 A.M.

    Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say an Iranian diplomat has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Sanaa. Three security officials said the diplomat was leaving …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 5:36 A.M.

    Riots over economy break out in Tunisia

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Riots over Tunisia’s economy flared overnight in towns around the country, leaving one dead and posing an immediate challenge to the new prime minister and the …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 5:35 A.M.

    Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013, 4:38 A.M.

    Activists: Syrian airstrike kills 20 in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, activists …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013, 5:50 A.M.

    Navy seeks more sexual assault survey responses

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging this year compared to …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013, 4:51 A.M.

    Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have gained control of a strategic hospital in the city of Aleppo despite days of relentless barrel bombings of opposition-held areas in the northern city, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013, 4:28 A.M.

    Obama: Make Mandela’s life work your own

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013, 7:39 A.M.

    Governor: 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013, 10:11 A.M.

    Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013, 5:32 A.M.

    Activists: Government airstrikes kill 29 in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the north killed at least 29 people Saturday, activists said, as al-Qaida-linked rebels captured one of the country’s oil field …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013, 8:29 A.M.

    Obama to allow sale of canceled plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law that would give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013, 11:45 A.M.

    Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013, 5:42 A.M.

    Venezuelan shoppers amass outside seized stores

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As soon as Dorisbell Pena received a text message informing her that President Nicolas Maduro seized control of a nationwide chain of appliance stores Friday, she …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013, 3:20 A.M.

    India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013, 5:50 A.M.

    Mandela movie to open this month in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The producer of a movie about Nelson Mandela says he screened some scenes and showed film images last year to the former South African president, describing him …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013, 3:46 A.M.

    FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013, 4:55 A.M.

    Syria’s civil war plays out on social media

    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013, 5:04 A.M.

    Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013, 5:02 A.M.

    Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013, 11:45 P.M.

    Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said. The abduction appeared to …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013, 3:48 A.M.

    Iran leader hints at disapproval over Obama call

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader said Saturday that some aspects of Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York last month were “not appropriate,” but reiterated his crucial support for …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013, 9:02 P.M.

    Congress misses deadline for averting shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. As the clock struck midnight Monday, House Republicans were demanding that the …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013, 12:03 P.M.

    Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak

    DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013, 3:59 P.M.

    Port Authority: $10 WTC name rights sale shameful

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday called a deal that sold the World Trade Center’s name rights to a nonprofit organization …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013, 3:19 P.M.

    Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now

    GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013, 5:32 A.M.

    Egypt’s Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak was back in court Saturday, grinning and waving as his trial resumed on charges related to the killings of some 900 …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013, 1:53 P.M.

    Colo. recalls show risk of supporting gun control

    DENVER (AP) — Democratic voters in Colorado helped remove two state senators of their own party who voted for tighter gun control — an ouster that was both intensely local …


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