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  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor...

  • Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime

    The Supreme Court is set to address whether the age-old act of political mudslinging and false accusations are a crime, with the fate -- or at least the tone -- of campaign attack ads at stake. The high court on Tuesday is scheduled to hear oral arguments for Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus.

  • Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders. The comments in a statement came two days after...

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas...

  • Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank. The updated death toll...

  • South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago.

  • Oklahoma's T.W. Shannon: A fresh black conservative voice

    In January 2013, T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

  • Zogby Report Card: Russia's winning, and Obama has few options

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has a real problem on his hands: a lack of options in dealing with issues like Russia, immigration, Syria and the Middle East.

  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter,...

  • Mark Zuckerberg group's attack on Steve King sends message to GOP immigration reform foes

    Why would Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook billionaire born and raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and now based in California, have any particular interest in the politics of Iowa's rural 4th Congressional District? Because the area is home to Republican Rep. Steve King, one of the...

  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and the crew members were detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds...

  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

    The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying the decision until after the November elections -- sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. A senior State Department official said agencies...

  • Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

    Wisconsin's public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker's reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union's four main branches in the state, has...

  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it

    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and...

  • Obama signs law keeping Iran's UN envoy out of the U.S.

    President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation to bar United Nations ambassadors suspected of terror ties from receiving U.S. visas, but added that he would treat the law as “advisory,” arguing that it undercut his constitutional powers. The bill, S. 2195, passed Congress earlier...



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