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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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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