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  • Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from...

  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. The ominous standoff...

  • Supreme Court sets limits on child porn restitution

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that viewers of child pornography are liable to pay for victims pain and suffering, but set limits on the size of the restitution. In the process, the justices in a 5-4 decision threw out an almost $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape...

  • NRSC challenges red-state Democrats to Obamacare townhall debates

    Though President Obama said the Affordable Care Act "repeal debate is and should be over," the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to keep having that fight with red-state Democrats, in head-to-head town hall debates. "We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic senators or...

  • Report: Iran targets U.S. military satellites with lasers, China with missiles

    A worrisome new memo from the Council on Foreign Relations indicates that China, without warning, is poised to knock out U.S. satellites, especially those used by the Pentagon. "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," said the "contingency planning memo" titled...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Obama disses 'Auntie' one last time: Skips her funeral to golf

    President Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango passed away earlier this month, but as family members gathered for her funeral, one person was noticeably absent - her nephew. Where was he? Not dealing with important domestic issues or the crisis in Ukraine. No, Obama was on the golf course. “Mr....

  • Sonia Sotomayor: Don't trust the media to tell you what the Supreme Court decided

    When six Supreme Court justices on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in state college admissions, the decision provoked consternation from all the predictable characters, so it may be a good time to consider Justice Sonia Sotomayor's advice on how to think about the...

  • This ad from GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby will make you cry

    Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon running for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, has released a new ad that will make you shed a tear.

  • Kansas judge OKs name change request of soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case

    A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

  • Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

    Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a...

  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million...

  • Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares...

  • Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a...

  • US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.



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