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  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an offi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin opposition

    MOSCOW – For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Joint birthday party for couple married 82 years

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays – and their combi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farme ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven pe ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland – Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let th ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

    MOSCOW – Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett’s successor

    OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he’s built as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO over the past 50 years, but he’s also willing to admi ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    MEXICO CITY – Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar carte ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS

    OXON HILL, Md. – The Republican Party’s leading presidential contenders Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:07 am
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