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  • Djiboutian president to visit White House on May 5

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the White House early next month. The White House says the May 5 visit by the third-term president of the East African nation recognizes the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Djibouti....

  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office. The White House says Obama and his aides held the remembrance privately Tuesday afternoon. In a written statement,...

  • Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served. Noah Kai Newkirk of Los Angeles pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 26...

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S....

  • T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton...

  • US backs Ukraine military action in east region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. White House spokesman Jay Carney says such action isn't the preferred option, but that the Ukrainian government has to respond to what he says is an untenable...

  • Eric Holder urges approval of $15 million for shooter training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages. Holder's comments follow the recent shootings at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas and at Fort Hood, Texas. In a video message...

  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting...

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Vladimir Putin speak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that...

  • Pulitzer for NSA coverage echoes tradition in news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence. Revelations about the NSA's secret collection of information...

  • Biden to attend soccer's World Cup tournament

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game. Brazil expects 600,000...

  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose. In fact, it can make them...

  • Court overturns 1 SEC conflict minerals provision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a disclosure requirement that public companies must post information about their use of minerals from Congo, where militias linked to atrocities have profited from mining minerals used in electronics, jewelry and other goods. The...

  • Obama plans to host Uruguay's president next month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Uruguay's president is planning to visit next month. The White House says the May 12 visit will highlight the Obama administration's support for President Jose Mujica's (moo-HEE'-kuh) record on human rights and global security. The White House says...

  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. If you're due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all. The Internal Revenue Service...



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