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  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013, 4:53 A.M.

    Kerry: Russia must back transition in Syria

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing hard on Russia to back an international conference intended to end the bloodshed in Syria and allow a …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013, 9:42 A.M.

    Moderate cleric wins Iran’s presidential vote

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran’s presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013, 5:29 A.M.

    Insider attack kills 3 US troops in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man in an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on the American troops working with him in the country’s east on Saturday, killing three of …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013, 1:13 A.M.

    Ariz. mom not giving up on Mexico, despite arrest

    PHOENIX (AP) — Yanira Maldonado spent her wedding anniversary in a Mexican jail. And now that she’s free and a drug smuggling allegation has been dropped, the Arizona woman says …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013, 3:03 A.M.

    Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013, 3:27 P.M.

    Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs gay marriage bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, the 12th state to take the step, as thousands of onlookers …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013, 7:46 A.M.

    Some hospital bills vastly higher for similar care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is shedding light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go — and whether it’s cheaper to get that care across …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013, 12:13 A.M.

    Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013, 2:33 P.M.

    Bodies found at Kyrgyzstan tanker crash site

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, while the …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013, 5:40 A.M.

    Afghan president says CIA payments to continue

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that the CIA’s station chief in Kabul has assured him that regular funding the U.S. intelligence agency gives his …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 5:17 A.M.

    Croatians to vote on golf in historic referendum

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — In 1991, Croatians voted for independence and then last year to join the European Union. Now, in only the third referendum ever in the country, the …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 4:47 A.M.

    Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 3:30 P.M.

    FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev after 2011 tip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 6:59 A.M.

    Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope

    Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 5:25 A.M.

    Child soldiers patrol C. African Republic capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — As fighters in fatigues lounge in the shade of the rebel camp in the capital of Central African Republic, a boy jumps up to …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 5:07 A.M.

    Cops: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

    WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues. Boston Police …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013, 1:49 P.M.

    Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013, 6 A.M.

    Activists say Syrian airstrike kills 12 civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country’s northwest has killed at least 12 civilians. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013, 3:55 P.M.

    Obama earned less in 2012, pays $112k in taxes

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made less in 2012 than in any other year since taking office, with about 40 percent of the nearly $609,000 in income that he and …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013, 7:51 A.M.

    Hagel defends proposed cuts in defense spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is defending President Barack Obama’s proposed cuts to the military as the Pentagon faces deficit-driven smaller budgets. Hagel told the House Armed Services …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013, 9:11 A.M.

    Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said today. But its governing board said it’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013, 2 P.M.

    Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

    HELENA — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013, 2:40 P.M.

    Ex-Sen. Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a Federal Election Commission lawsuit that accuses former Sen. Larry Craig of misusing $217,000 in campaign funds for his …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, 11:51 A.M.

    Records provide new look at Ariz. shooting spree

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents released Wednesday that provide …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, 3:57 A.M.

    Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, 12:10 A.M.

    Gay marriage argument at high court today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013, 1:31 P.M.

    Knox must wait 1 more day for high court decision

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court says it will issue a decision Tuesday morning on whether to overturn American student Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the murder of her roommate. The …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013, 9:59 A.M.

    Lawmakers call for more US involvement in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is calling for greater United States involvement in Syria through the creation of safe zone that would allow the …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013, 6:20 A.M.

    Senate gives pre-dawn OK to Democratic budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013, 1:12 A.M.

    Obama ending Israel visit with symbolic stops

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state’s …


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