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  • Heavy gunfire heard at airport in eastern Ukraine after troops move against pro-Russia militia

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy gunfire heard at airport in eastern Ukraine after troops move against pro-Russia militia.

  • German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. The reverse-flow deliveries from Germany via Poland are...

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

    MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections. The 77-year-old three-time...

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Assailants...

  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors...

  • U.S. anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Police: Suspected killers wore GPS devices

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's tour highlights questions of taxes

    Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

  • US consumer prices up slightly in March; cheaper gasoline blunts impact of higher food costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices up slightly in March; cheaper gasoline blunts impact of higher food costs.

  • Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies

    Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban

    Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Italian court: Ex-PM Berlusconi to serve community service for tax fraud at center for elderly

    MILAN (AP) — Italian court: Ex-PM Berlusconi to serve community service for tax fraud at center for elderly.

  • Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets. The interest rate on a 13-week treasury bill issued Tuesday fell to 2.45 percent, compared with 3.1 percent for a similar issue last month,...

  • 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...

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A...



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