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  • David Axelrod: 'Angry' Obamacare opponents are 'more mobilized' than beneficiaries for the 2014 elections

    "Angry" Obamacare opponents are "more mobilized" for the 2014 midterm elections than the health care law's beneficiaries, according to a longtime adviser to President Obama. David Axelrod, an Obama veteran who is now advising Britain's Labour Party, told the New York Times that Obamacare...

  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other. But there was a crucial...

  • Kuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government. KUNA carried a statement Sunday by the...

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. That vocal support from...

  • Sharp Elbows in Republican primaries

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Barbara Comstock is enduring sharp elbows from tea party competitors in the Republican primary in the 10th Congressional District that will be decided April 26. Conservative candidates are also launching sharp attacks against establishment favorites in other primary...

  • DC police officer found dead in apartment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say one of their officers has been found dead inside an apartment in southeast Washington. Police say 56-year-old Johnny Jones was found Saturday afternoon at an apartment in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE. He was found after he...

  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month. The winner will replace Hamid...

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000...

  • Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry. However, some project...

  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and...

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Deputy Foreign...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Sen. Bob Corker: U.S. inaction says to Russia, 'Don't embarrass us'

    As President Obama's administration prepares a new slew of sanctions on Russia in response to the country's annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine, there remains an ongoing debate among congressional lawmakers regarding whether America has acted with sufficient strength. Sen. Bob Corker,...

  • Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs...

  • Democratic National Committee chairwoman dismisses political impact of Keystone XL delay

    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "complex" decision that will need to be carefully weighed. The State Department, which has been reviewing the...



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