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  • Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    PARIS – Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he r ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • U.S. in midst of digital dilemma with Sony hack

    WASHINGTON – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Hope and fear in Cuba amid new U.S. ties

    HAVANA – The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an is ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS – In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Pope praises the diplomacy of U.S.-Cuba accord

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, exp ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Unemployment benefits: U.S. jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Feds sue New York City over Rikers Island jail violence

    NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found wa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release date

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape during siege

    SYDNEY – The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal earl ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Cuba releasing spy for U.S. in move to restore ties

    WASHINGTON – Cuba has freed a Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States, American officials said Wednesday as ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

    MOSCOW – Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Horror in response to siege in Sydney turns to anger

    SYDNEY – Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal hist ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:14 pm
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