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House speaker Boehner: World wants US to lead
House speaker Boehner: World wants US to lead
House Speaker John Boehner says U.S. global allies want America to show strong leadership, and he's encouraged by plans to deploy some troops in European countries.
Fetal tissue used to power some Oregon homes
Fetal tissue used to power some Oregon homes
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned
Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned
Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet.
Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon
Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon
For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q
Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q
Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
American wins Boston Marathon
American wins Boston Marathon
Meb Keflezighi wore the names of the four victims who died in 2013 on his running bib as he became the first American winner since 1985.
US marshal shoots defendant in federal court
US marshal shoots defendant in federal court
A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.
Ukraine launches operation against insurgents
Ukraine launches operation against insurgents
Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search continues
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search continues
The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.
Drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants
Drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants
Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.
Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia
Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia
Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.
Malaysia, Flight 370 families talk financial aid
Malaysia, Flight 370 families talk financial aid
A deputy foreign affairs minister met with the passengers' relatives in Kuala Lumpur to talk about where to go next. Financial assistance was discussed and family members were urged to submit a plan for consideration.
Pope, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
Pope, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
Sunken Korean ferry death toll could exceed 300
Sunken Korean ferry death toll could exceed 300
South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed `unforgivable, murderous acts' in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.
Holy fire ceremony draws thousands to Jerusalem
Holy fire ceremony draws thousands to Jerusalem
The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.
Everest avalanche a reminder of risk for Sherpas
Everest avalanche a reminder of risk for Sherpas
The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
After beginning her crusade in 2011, Charlotte van den Berg has possibly won a battle for Jewish Holocaust survivors against Amsterdam. The city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.