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  • Sheriff: Colo. school shooter wounds 1, kills self

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently killed himself, authorities said. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson …


  • 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 …


  • 3 arrested in fatal stabbing of Wash. soldier

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating the stabbing death of a Washington-based soldier said Monday they have arrested three other soldiers who serve at the same military installation. The Lakewood …


  • Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church’s moral edifice might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, …


  • Al-Qaida in Iraq calls on Egyptians to fight army

    CAIRO (AP) — A leader of al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch called Saturday on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as “evil” for seeking power through democracy. The …


  • Palestinians call off round of talks after clash

    QALANDIA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian negotiators called off a planned round of peace talks Monday after Israeli soldiers killed three protesters during clashes following an arrest raid …


  • More armed security at schools after Newtown

    MIAMI (AP) — In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re also meeting …


  • AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, …


  • Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

    ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight …


  • Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s …


  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along …


  • Court wins drew big crowds to gay pride parades

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday — but this year’s pride celebrations were especially …


  • Obama tells leaders to follow Mandela’s example

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela’s example of country before self, as the …


  • Gay rights supporters erupt in cheers over ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage …


  • Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Calif

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to …


  • South Africa: Mandela still in critical condition

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s condition in a Pretoria hospital remained critical for a second straight day Monday, said South Africa’s president who described the stricken anti-apartheid hero as being …


  • Russian NGO forcibly evicted from Moscow office

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian law enforcement officers have forcibly evicted the head of one of Russia’s leading human rights organizations and about a half dozen staff from their Moscow office. …


  • Female suicide bomber injures 12 in Russian region

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Boston police: Bombing suspect is in custody

    WATERTOWN, Mass. — Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Pope leads Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter’s Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans. Francis strode …


  • SAfrican official: Mandela better from pneumonia

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s …


  • Cache of weapons found in Newtown gunman’s home

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A cache of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the …


  • 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 …


  • Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the …


  • Francis turns on charm in first meeting with press

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis …


  • More black smoke: Cardinals don’t agree on pope

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope on Wednesday after three rounds of voting, an indication that disagreements remain about the direction of the Catholic …

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