National and World

  • Another GM recall: 1.18M SUVs for air bag issue

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster to fix safety defects in its cars and trucks.

  • Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign and independent'

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:17 PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country" Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine.

  • AP source: Designer, Jagger's girlfriend dead

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:01 PM

    L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and celebrity stylist who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend, was found dead in Manhattan of a possible suicide, a law enforcement official said Monday.

  • Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:59 AM

    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

  • Obama announces sanctions on Russian officials

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:44 AM

    In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.

  • Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:50 AM

    A strongly felt earthquake has rolled across Los Angeles.

  • NYC to host smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:22 AM

    New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st-century twist: The public will hunt for the eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app.

  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:34 AM

    Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."

  • Six things to know: March 17th

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:25 AM

    Here are the six things you need to know for your day in news today, March 17th.

  • Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:21 AM

    Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years.

  • Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:16 AM

    Authorities say that when the last words heard from someone at the controls were one of the Boeing 777's communications systems had been disabled, suspicion mounts that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance of the flight.

  • Defense: General's deal drops sex assault charge

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:59 PM

    Defense attorneys say an Army general has agreed to a plea deal that includes the dropping of sexual assault charges against him.

  • US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:30 PM

    The U.S. is rejecting the vote in Crimea even before the results are released.

  • Founder of anti-gay Kansas church in care facility

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:07 PM

    The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church that's widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility.

  • Newtown struggles to meet mental health demand

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:05 PM

    Newtown officials are applying for a federal grant and charities are pooling their resources in an attempt to ensure that free mental health care remains available to those who need it following the December 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • UPDATE: Final words from jet came after system shutdown

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:54 PM

    The mystery surrounding the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 only deepens with each new bit of information that emerges.

  • Malaysia says jet's disappearance was deliberate, investigation to refocus on crew, passengers

    Updated: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:16 PM

    Malaysia's prime minister says missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after losing contact with the ground.

  • Rick Perry visits Rand Paul territory

    Updated: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:41 PM

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak to Kentucky Republicans on the campus of Murray State University on Saturday night.

  • US stands by charges against Boston bomb suspect

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:47 PM

    Prosecutors say they oppose a defense motion to dismiss some charges against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:09 PM

    Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."

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