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Kerry Says Russia May Be Preparing for Further Move in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Russian agents are to blame for unrest this week in Ukraine, and he warned that Russia may be laying the groundwork for a military intervention, just as it did before seizing the Crimean peninsula.<p>Kerry told a Senate committee that the United States …

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Fists Fly In Ukraine's Parliament After Lawmaker's Speech [VIDEO]

A speech in Ukraine's Parliament sparked violence Tuesday, after other lawmakers took exception to a Communist leader's speech that criticized the current government and Ukrainian nationalists who helped to oust the country's president earlier this year.<p>"You are today doing everything to intimidate …

Moscow may be planning intervention in eastern Ukraine, US warns

John Kerry fears potential Crimea-style action after pro-Russian forces cement control of government building in Donetsk<p>The US issued a stark warning on Tuesday that Moscow could be orchestrating another Crimea-style intervention in eastern Ukraine, after pro-Russian forces cemented their control …

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

In the eastern city of Donetsk, protesters hung a huge banner declaring a government office building to be the "People's Republic of Donetsk."<p>These pro-Moscow activists want to pull away from Europe and align Ukraine more with Russia. The protests in Donetsk and elsewhere in eastern Ukraine are the …

Russia Is Crushing Ukraine's Hopes for Energy Independence

Eastern Ukraine is home to nine-tenths of the country's coal and one of Europe's largest shale-gas deposits. Will the region soon be Moscow's?<p>Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine has never looked more likely.<p>In events that eerily resemble the prelude to Russia's annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian …

Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

Century of clashes, compromise between UK, Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president. A look at key flashpoints:<p>EASTER RISING<p>In 1916, Irish nationalists seized control of key Dublin buildings and …

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities moved to quell pro-Moscow uprisings along the Russian border with mixed results Tuesday, retaking one occupied regional headquarters and watching protesters consolidate their hold on another.<p>In a third city, Luhansk, Ukraine's Security Service said …

Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year— in color.<p>Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at …

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.<p>Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which …

Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit

LONDON (AP) — Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland's first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect — and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged …

Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

SYDNEY (AP) — Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?<p>Exactly how the plane hit …

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.<p>The breakdown revealed this week …

Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe

MELILLA, Spain (AP) — They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whipping the cliffs of Africa's Mediterranean coast.<p>The 27 sub-Saharan African migrants were literally on the edge between Africa's economic misery and the …

New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

LONDON (AP) — Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.<p>Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal …

Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.<p>The mystery man whose skeleton was found inside the sarcophagus was most likely a local …

Blasts in central Syria city of Homs kill 25

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in a government-held district of Syria's battleground city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, state media said.<p>The blasts hit a commercial street inhabited mostly by members of President Bashar Assad's minority …

Bomb blast in Pakistani capital kills 22

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more in a new attack in the Pakistani capital, which until recently had remained relatively removed from shootings and bombings that plague other …

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination.<p>The ocean search area …

Kiss not the first to tell Rock Hall to kiss off

Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock 'n' roll stars.<p>Because of this, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions have sometimes brought out the worst in its inductees, whether continuing once-private feuds in public or launching criticism at the hall …

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."<p>"It's time that you look at it," chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said …

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a Russian …

Offspring of Actual Tree From Anne Frank’s Hiding Place Will Be Planted at the Capitol

The Cap­it­ol will soon be home to the off­spring of the very chest­nut tree that grew out­side of the secret an­nex where Anne Frank and her fam­ily …

The Equal Pay Row Is Great for the GOP

The gender pay gap is no black and white issue. If the Republicans stopped doing stupid things, this is an argument they could win.<p>Though it didn’t …

Why Stephen Colbert is dangerous — and invaluable

Bill O’Reilly’s latest freak-out helps explain why the satirist is so important for the progressive movement<p>Fox bully Bill O’Reilly used to at least pretend to play along with Stephen Colbert’s satire. The man Colbert lampooned as “Papa Bear” periodically even left his Fox den and came over to …

Senate Republicans block Obama-backed pay equity bill | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a Democrat-supported bill aimed at addressing a gap in pay between male and female workers.<p>On a 53-44 vote, supporters fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill. Republicans called the measure a political ploy …

Iowa '16 poll: Biden behind Clinton

Vice President Joe Biden continues to trail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a new poll on 2016 — this time it is in the key state of Iowa.<p>Clinton was the first choice for the party’s nomination for 63 percent of “self-described Iowa Caucus goers,” according to a Suffolk University poll …

Amid Ukraine Discord, U.S. Resumes Nuclear-Security Work in Russia

The United States is re­sum­ing nuc­le­ar-se­cur­ity work in Rus­sia des­pite on­go­ing dis­agree­ments over Mo­scow’s an­nex­a­tion of the Crimea …

Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.<p>At the same time, Russia insisted that the presence of its troops just over the border was no …