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  • Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves

    Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry accused Russia on Saturday of organizing attacks on government offices in eastern Ukraine and warned that there would be new U.S. economic sanctions unless Russia took steps to ease tension. In an afternoon...
  • Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack

    Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack
    BEIRUT — Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama. There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which...
  • Citing armed protesters, BLM returns seized cattle to Nevada rancher

    Citing armed protesters, BLM returns seized cattle to Nevada rancher
    After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday...
  • Gunmen seize more sites in eastern Ukraine as official blames Russia

    Gunmen seize more sites in eastern Ukraine as official blames Russia
    MOSCOW – Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms seized two administrative buildings Saturday in a town in eastern Ukraine and separatists attacked sites in two other towns, drawing the vow of a tough response from a top Ukrainian official who blamed the...
  • Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine

    Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador
    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers

    NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers
    The National Security Agency denied a report that it has exploited the "Heartbleed" bug to spy on consumers for the past two years. "NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until...
  • Venezuelan officials and opposition to meet after weeks of protests

    Venezuelan officials and opposition to meet after weeks of protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela's government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign...
  • Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city
    When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
  • The truth about public pensions in California

     The truth about public pensions in California
    When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...