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  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official. Earlier Wednesday, a plane carrying U.N. officials and European ambassadors landed at the strip in the city of...

  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments. While the announcement was greeted with...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday. The initiative is part of a broader...

  • First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for...

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the...

  • Pop star Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to the singer's bodyguard, whom defense lawyers call a key witness. Wednesday had been set as the start of Brown's trial. But prosecutors told a judge they won't...

  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing...

  • Former Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive has been indicted on second-degree murder charges in a December crash in New Hampshire that killed a Vermont couple, including a woman who was eight months pregnant. Robert Dellinger, 53, of Sunapee, told investigators he was trying to kill...

  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce unveiled Wednesday what it says is the nation's first such app for smartphones. The U.S....

  • Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kan. Management and non-management jobs will be...

  • Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

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

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence. The president kicked off his...

  • Valuing the freedom to make our own privacy tradeoffs

    Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school. On my...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.



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