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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's biggest city is set to change hands for a third time in little more than a month after President Juan Manuel Santos said he would heed a court order to reinstate ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro. Santos said Wednesday that he had signed a decree ordering...

  • Spacious new Heathrow Terminal 2 set for opening

    LONDON (AP) — The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year. The new facility was hailed as a cornerstone of Heathrow's revitalization when shown to...

  • Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate late Tuesday, puts...

  • Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. The move, in an 89-22 vote, follows years of...

  • 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...

  • Canada to phase out old rail tank cars in 3 years

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada says it will require a three-year phase out of the type of tank cars involved in the Quebec train derailment last summer that killed 47. Last July, a runaway oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Forty-seven people were incinerated and 30 buildings...

  • How Piketty's research shaped wealth gap debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 percent. They framed the issue of income inequality in terms that ordinary people could grasp. Using tax records, they...

  • China, US data keep a lid on global stocks

    LONDON (AP) — Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street. A day after a flurry of pharmaceuticals deals had stoked speculation of...

  • Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world's largest consumer product maker's adjusted earnings topped analysts' estimates, but revenue fell short....

  • 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.

  • Japan's prime minister battles post-World War II constitutional military restrictions

    Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties. To the chagrin of China, this 21st-century object lesson in authoritarian depredation and brute...

  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas officials say an Israeli airstrike has hit the northern Gaza Strip. Medical official Ashraf al-Kidreh says the airstrike targeted two men riding a motorcycle, but that the missile missed its target and wounded three bystanders. The Israeli military had no...



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