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  • Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine. Kerry was testifying Tuesday before a Senate panel. He said pro-Russia demonstrations at regional gov

    April 9, 2014

  • Computer support call leads to burglary arrest DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier. Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmou

    April 9, 2014

  • Brandeis U. decides against honor for Islam critic BOSTON (AP) — After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. The university said in a s

    April 9, 2014

  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the H

    April 8, 2014

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal. The Obama administration is weighing potentially deal

    April 8, 2014

  • 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

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