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  • USAID chief to face questions on 'Cuban Twitter' WASHINGTON (AP) — The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers asking questions about his agency's secret "Cuban Twitter," a social media network built to stir unr

    April 8, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SEARCH FOR PLANE HINGES ON HOW IT HIT THE WATER Possible scenarios depend on angle and speed with which MH 370 could have speared into the sea.

    April 8, 2014

  • Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33 EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified. The latest name added to the

    April 8, 2014

  • Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars. The small two-seat cars were flipped on their sides or roofs in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods.

    April 8, 2014

  • Obama tests work policies on federal contractors WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls und

    April 7, 2014

  • Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yards signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Kitch

    April 7, 2014

  • At 21, recovering heroin addict starts over AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago stree

    April 7, 2014

  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's t

    April 7, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT MAY BE 'PROMISING' IN MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH The head of a joint agency coordinating the effort calls the underwater sounds detected by a s

    April 7, 2014

  • US employers add 192K jobs; rate stays at 6.7 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

    April 4, 2014

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