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  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 sub surfaced early for the second...

  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least...

  • Parliament to elect Lebanon president on April 23

    BEIRUT (AP) — An aide to the speaker of the Lebanese parliament says that a parliamentary session to elect the country's new president has been set for next week. Aide Mohammed Ballout said Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri made the announcement Wednesday. Ballout said the session will be held...

  • College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the...

  • Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said. Three gunmen ambushed Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga National Park, on...

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses. The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent from a...

  • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance. An Associated Press reporter saw the...

  • Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told House Democrats he'll take action in the next few weeks on “fixes” to immigration law, most likely dealing with deportation.

  • Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a 33-year veteran of the...

  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and...

  • CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012

    BEIJING (AP) — CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012.

  • Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery sign of deeper problem with campaign

    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad -- her first this season -- depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana's oil and gas industry.

  • Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules

    Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?” To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly...

  • Changes to U.S. Census questions could cloud Obamacare impact

    The U.S. Census Bureau is altering the questions it asks about health insurance so fundamentally that it will be hard to weigh the impact of President Obama's health care law against previous year's findings. The changes, first reported by the New York Times, are taking place just as the...

  • Obama talks about pay gap, but then punishes working mothers

    If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms more flexible hours would help, too. Alternatively, Obama could handle the wage gap by repeating...



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