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Anxious Israelis told to be on alert amid wave of attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian assailants carried out a series of stabbings across Israel on Wednesday, jolting an anxious country unnerved by weeks of …

U.N., rights groups call on Saudi Arabia to spare man from beheading, crucifixion

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of U.N. experts has joined rights groups in calling on Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a Shiite man convicted of crimes reportedly committed as a teenager during protests inspired by the Arab Spring.<p>Ali al-Nimr, the nephew of firebrand Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, faces …

Judge to Tsarnaev jury: Don't go to the Boston Marathon

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> The Boston Marathon is traditionally an event in which people in and around the Massachusetts capital come together, celebrate and enjoy.<p>But not in 2013, when three people died and over 200 were injured when a pair of bombs went off within 12 seconds of each other at the finish line. …

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Marco Rubio Officially Announces He's Running For President

<b>Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT.</b><p>Florida senator Marco Rubio officially announced that he is running for president during a speech in Miami on Monday. He told prospective donors he was launching his candidacy earlier today.<p>In his speech at the Freedom Tower, which served as an immigrant reception center, …

Obama backs efforts to end 'conversion therapy'

President Obama is lending support to efforts to end "conversion therapy" that seeks to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.<p>Responding to a petition on the White House website calling for a ban on conversion therapy, Obama writes that "tonight, somewhere in America, …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?

Poor Mike Pence. The Indiana governor, eyeing a long-shot presidential bid, probably didn't expect the hot mess he got himself into by signing his state's version of the federal Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, or RFRA. And it showed.<p>On ABC's "This Week," Pence was grilled by George …

Court faults redistricting plan that 'packed' black voters

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a blow Wednesday to a Republican redistricting plan in Alabama that packed black voters into urban districts to dilute their impact elsewhere.<p>By a 5-4 vote and over the vigorous objection of its lone black member, the justices upheld the objections …

Black Voters

Asian powers hold talks after three-year hiatus

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan have gathered in Seoul for their first meeting in nearly three years.<p>Saturday's meeting will seek to calm regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes between the three nations.<p>Ministers from the three countries will …

Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.<p>Police officers drew batons and used pepper spray on the crowds after the demonstration in a border town turned unruly. …

First Ever LGBT Special Envoy Comes To Washington

"This appointment is really … a way of sending a compelling message: we have a moral obligation to speak out against the persecution and the marginalization of LGBT persons," Secretary John Kerry said.<p>WASHINGTON — Secretary John Kerry pledged to step up U.S. efforts to promote LGBT rights abroad …

Greece threatens tilt to Russia and China unless Europe yields

“We have other ways of finding money. It could be the United States, it could be Russia, it could be China" said the Greek defence minister<p>Greece's radical new government has threatened to seek money from Russia and China to avert a financial crisis rather than yield to austerity demands from …

U.S., UK and France pull embassy staffers out of Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> The American and British embassies in Yemen suspended operations and moved staffers out Wednesday, and urged their citizens to leave the politically-unstable nation as well.<p>The U.S. Embassy had already been operating on a skeletal staff since late January.<p>The French embassy also said it …

Doomed twin stars found at nebula's heart

<b>At the centre of a mysterious nebula, astronomers have discovered two stars locked in such a tight orbit that they will eventually merge and explode.</b><p>Both stars are white dwarfs - the heaviest such pair ever discovered.<p>To reignite and explode into a supernova, a white dwarf must gain mass, either by …

Merkel to urge caution in U.S. as pressure builds to arm Ukraine forces | Reuters

WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signaled on Monday he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis.<p>Obama, at a White …

Soups, broths and chowder recipes

For many of us, in spite of the moody, cold weather outside, January’s lunches were an odd assortment of sushi and salads in an attempt to offset December’s inevitable calorific excesses. Valiant though these efforts were, this crudité overload is a motivation killer. The weather is only bound to …

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Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring

The charges against three suspected spooks sound like a thriller, except it was all happening over the last three years in New York City.<p>Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned …

Russia

Ukraine president: phone calls prove rebels attacked Mariupol

Petro Poroshenko says intercepted radio conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for attack that killed 30<p>Ukraine's president said on Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets …

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US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

HAVANA (AP) — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, …

Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.<p>The main separatist leader in the …

The Weird Way Alcohol Behaves In Space

Quantum tunneling holds a clue for one of the great mysteries of space chemistry.<p>A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do …