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China's Xi Presses for 'Political Settlement' of Ukraine Crisis

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he believes Russia can push for a political settlement to the Ukraine crisis in coordination with other parties, China's foreign ministry said.<p>Xi said during a telephone call late on Tuesday "the situation in …

Christie faces uproar in Newark

Just as he’s fighting to regain his political footing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing a new uproar on the homefront, as public protests mount against state control of the public schools in Newark, the state’s largest city.<p>Parents and teachers are demanding the ouster of Christie’s …

Associated Press News

Series of Snowstorms Trigger Monster Avalanches in West

Heavy snowfall this month that smothered mountains in the West has also paved the way for a perilous setting, creating some of the meanest avalanches in recent memory.<p>Officials are amazed about the frequency — and intensity — of avalanches since a series of snowstorms struck early this month, …

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Wins Fans Over Anti-Gay Bill Veto

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was lauded online after defying many members of her own party by vetoing an anti-gay bill Wednesday night<p>Senate Bill 1062 was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays or others who …

California Is Finally Set to Get Rain, But It Won't Quench the Drought

How extreme is the drought in California? Right now the federal government says that every square mile of California is in some state of drought—and …

Sweet Revenge: Developers Protest Candy Crush

The maker of the wildly successful smartphone game "Candy Crush Saga" has been cracking down on app developers for creating games with names too similar to its saccharine cash cow. Now those developers are striking back by designing hundreds of ridiculous games as part of its “Candy Jam” …

Watching and Waiting: Will the Russian Bear Turn on Ukraine?

MOSCOW - It’s a nightmare scenario for Russia: Protesters oust a neighboring ally, send him fleeing and set up a decidedly pro-Western government.<p>So as events in Ukraine move at warp speed, many Western observers ask when the Russian bear will snap out of its post-Sochi daze and strike back. After …

Threats Hang Over U.S.-South Korea War Games

Simulating attacks by North Korea, U.S. troops and their South Korean counterparts began a series of war games on Monday, despite repeated threats from North Korea.<p>Over the course of 11 days more than 5,200 U.S. troops and 10,000 South Korean soldiers will take part in computer generated war games, …

Pentagon Set to Slash Military to Pre-World War II Levels

Firing the opening salvo in a bloody budget battle, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recommended drastic cuts of billions of dollars that would take American military forces to its lowest level since before World War II.<p>The cuts in military spending, forces and weapons programs address the …

The Week in Review: Sayonara, Sochi!

Inside Flipboard / February 21, 2014<p>Like many other people, I’ve been watching the Olympics, but I’ve been paying closer attention to the athletes …

Putin on Disallowed U.S-Russia goal: Refs Make Mistakes

“You and I shouldn’t forget that sport isn’t only about skill but also about the athletes’ courage, and even a good slice of luck,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.<p>Read more here.

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Social Media

What Level 999 of Flappy Bird Should Look Like

Look upon this YouTube video and despair, Flappy Bird players. It’s footage of somebody reaching level 999 — well, not really.<p>There are several signs that the video is fake. First, it was uploaded by someone who creates visual effects for videos about games that he likes, such as this delightful …

Why Taxpayers Will Bail Out the Rich When the Next Storm Hits US

Editor's note: This is part one of a series. See part two, part three, and the follow-up: FBI Investigates FEMA Flood Map Changes After NBC News Report.<p>GULF SHORES, Ala. — As homeowners around the nation protest skyrocketing premiums for federal flood insurance, the Federal Emergency Management …

Georgia Prepares as South Expects Another Wintry Blow

Atlanta won't get fooled again.<p>The South is bracing for another blast of winter weather with freezing rain and sleet expected to begin walloping the area on Tuesday, and Georgia and its biggest city are determined to avoid a repeat of last month's disaster.<p>On Monday afternoon, Georgia Gov. Nathan …

Doctors Concerned For Health Of Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga

The health of Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga has deteriorated since he landed on a remote atoll more than a year after he set off on a fishing trip, a doctor treating him said Thursday.<p>Alvarenga gave his first public press conference in which he said "I feel good," and thanked officials …

Obama on CVS: 'Powerful message'

President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs.<p>“As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example,” he said in a statement early Wednesday …

House GOP unveils 'standards' for immigration reform

House Republicans released a set of broad “standards” for immigration reform Thursday that would allow many undocumented immigrants to “get right with the law” and live legally in the United States if they meet a set of stringent requirements and if tough border security triggers are met.<p>A draft …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial

Amanda Knox and Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty by an Italian court in their latest trial more than two years after they were acquitted of murdering a British student.<p>Knox, 26, remained in her Seattle home for the current trial, which was ordered after Italy's Supreme …

Crime

Feds to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev

The Justice Department has notified a federal judge that it intends to seek the death penalty if a jury convicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for last April’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.<p>Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges that he and his brother built and planted two pressure-cooker bombs that …

Warm temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off Alaskan town

A warmer winter is being blamed for the mammoth Alaskan avalanche that has cut off a port city’s sole road to the outside — stoking fears of flash floods and future landslides.<p>Snowy debris hundreds of feet long and up to 40 feet deep slammed onto Valdez’s Richardson Highway early Friday and again …

Chinese Pollution Is Making Its Way to the West Coast, and It's America's Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The stifling air pollution you keep reading about in China is actually a byproduct of American …

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Peter Gray<p>August 26, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become …

Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …