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  • U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London

    U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London
    LONDON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats tried but failed Friday to avert escalation of the conflict over the Crimean peninsula, leaving Moscow and Washington badly divided over the legality and consequences of a Sunday referendum on whether...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • 21 file to seek Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat

    21 file to seek Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat
    As political frays go, the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman is going to be a crowded, eclectic doozy. No fewer than 21 people — most of them lacking any public profile — have applied to appear on the June 3 primary ballot in that...
  • Ukraine's threat from within

    Ukraine's threat from within
    It's become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of "neofascist extremists" within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is...
  • Why aren't you running in 33rd Congressional race? Everyone else is

    Why aren't you running in 33rd Congressional race? Everyone else is
    So this is what happens when a member of Congress gives up a seat after 40 years: A veritable flood of candidates. The deadline for filing for the 33rd Congressional District seat being vacated with the retirement of Henry A. Waxman was 5 p.m....
  • Amid unrest, Venezuela is accused of owing airlines $3.7 billion

    Amid unrest, Venezuela is accused of owing airlines $3.7 billion
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro’s government Thursday faced accusations of owing international airlines more than $3.7 billion and violating treaties, while separately officials said the number of deaths from violence related to...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'

    In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'
    When Omar Naasir wants a restful night's sleep in Aleppo, he says, he stays as close as possible to the front line of the ongoing clashes between Syrian rebel and government forces. Farther back in his rebel-controlled neighborhood, Naasir says, the...
  • Some of Obama's ambassador picks are no Shirley Temples

     Some of Obama's ambassador picks are no Shirley Temples
    As an adult, Shirley Temple Black shed her signature ringlets, became a Republican fundraiser and went on to a career as a respected diplomat in the Nixon, Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations. Even her boss, Henry Kissinger, was impressed, calling...
  • Honduras fails to investigate land battle killings, report says

    Honduras fails to investigate land battle killings, report says
    MEXICO CITY -- Scores of people have been killed in brutal land battles in rural Honduras but authorities have failed -- or refused -- to investigate, possibly bowing to moneyed interests, a new report says. The violence in the Bajo Aguan valley has...
  • Israel blocks hospital transfers over use of 'State of Palestine'

    Israel blocks hospital transfers over use of 'State of Palestine'
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The presence of three words on a letterhead – "State of Palestine" – is keeping Palestinian patients from being transferred from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in East Jerusalem or Israel, officials on both sides...