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  • Obama heads to Asia as tensions in Ukraine continue to flare

    President Obama is moving forward with his seven-day trip to Asia this week as clashes between Ukraine and Russia continue and tensions in the region continue to simmer. The president will leave Tuesday evening for Tokyo, Japan where he will begin his four-country tour through Asia. After...

  • 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...

  • A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in...

  • TreeHouse Foods buying Protenergy for about $150M

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — TreeHouse Foods is buying private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for 170 million Canadian dollars (about $150 million). Canada's Protenergy is mostly known for its private label broth, soups and gravies. Its 2013 sales amounted to 130 million...

  • Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers up in arms. Schumer will be at the Rohrbach (ROR'-bahk) Brewing Co. brewery in Rochester on Monday to call on the...

  • Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah. Moussa Abu Marzouk is meeting Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday ahead of a visit by Fatah officials on...

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. A Sherpa boycott could critically disrupt the Everest...

  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker said Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year. The announcement came just hours after a pair...

  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea. Abe's offering at the Yasukuni Shrine marks the April 21-23...

  • 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...

  • Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges. Its latest earnings topped Wall Street estimates but revenue was short of...

  • Baton Rouge building permits up in first quarter

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several major commercial building projects and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 16.4 percent for the first quarter over 2013. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/PmBuHL ) the value of...

  • Sheriff's office: Woman mixed cleaners, died

    BERLIN, Md. (AP) — The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says a 75-year-old woman died after cleaning her home in Berlin. Officials say the woman was cleaning her bathroom at her home at the Lake Haven Trailer Park on Sunday, when she mixed a cleaning product that may have had ammonia in it...

  • Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country. The military didn't immediately retaliate for Monday's attacks, which came on the last day of the Passover holiday. No...

  • New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander. The Monday morning attack targeted the rugged mountainous area of Mahfad between the...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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