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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Lidia Gany had some tea and bread, all she can afford these days for most meals, put on her duffel coat with the fake purple fur collar, and came down to the main square of this down-at-the-heels industrial city at Ukraine's eastern edge to join fellow ethnic Russians in urging Moscow to send troops across the border and protect them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced what could become some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that he was undertaking an audit of the state health department's handling of nearly $800 million in research funding provided by the national tobacco settlement.
State Sen. LeAnna Washington, a Democrat who for two decades has represented parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, was charged Wednesday with using legislative staff to raise money for her campaigns.
LAZARO CARDENAS, Mexico - The recently killed leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel had been hiding out in a wood hut in the mountains and people in the area tipped off security forces to its existence, a Mexican official said Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, a Swarthmore College graduate who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated.
Wednesday's "Love" column incorrectly named the band to whose music the couple walked down the aisle. It was the Avett Brothers' "Forever and Ever Amen."
TRENTON - New Jersey's lieutenant governor said Wednesday that allegations that she threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid to a city in need would be included in a report from Gov. Christie's own investigation on scandals rocking the administration.
A New Jersey home-foreclosure crisis of exponential proportions. The surging emotions surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage. The high-stakes political theater of the George Washington Bridge closure case.
Gov. Christie's former campaign manager is demanding that the legislative committee probing the George Washington Bridge lane closures turn over any new evidence related to him.
A UTAH truck driver kept sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time while he traveled the country, filing down their teeth, forcing them to alter their appearance and beating them until they nearly passed out, authorities said.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot.
TOKYO (AP) - Nearly every navy with a presence in Southeast Asia is involved in the extensive search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared early Saturday. Some details on the key responders and their capabilities:
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's president is ordering a forensic audit into some $20 billion allegedly missing from the petroleum earnings of Africa's biggest oil producer.
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia risks "massive" political and economic consequences if Moscow does not enter into "negotiations that achieve results" over the situation in Ukraine.
LONDON (AP) - Distant relatives of England's King Richard III are launching their High Court battle over where to rebury the 15th-century monarch's remains.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian official denies report that missing plane's engines sent data after last contact.
BEIJING (AP) - The death toll from a little-reported road explosion was disclosed Thursday to be a much higher 31, nearly two weeks after the blast shook a highway tunnel in northwestern China.
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian security officials say gunmen have opened fire on an army bus in Cairo, killing one officer and wounding three soldiers.
TOKYO (AP) - As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation warning for any Americans in the area, a response some found extreme.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The Maldives government has rejected U.S. criticism of its judiciary after it sacked the country's top election officials amid a political crisis.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Officials say two people have died amid clashes that erupted in Istanbul and other cities following the funeral of a teenager, who died nine months after being hit by a police tear-gas canister.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A tanker in Libya allegedly trying to set sail with a shipment of oil from rebel forces has nothing to do with North Korea and has had its North Korean registration revoked, an official in Pyongyang said Thursday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired four rockets toward Israel, resuming an onslaught after a lull overnight.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - With tears in his eyes, the chief editor scoured the last-ever edition of his newspaper before sending the proofread copy to the printing press. His once-bustling newsroom was quiet. Some reporters cleared their desks while others tried to cheer up their boss with words of gratitude, or even some homemade pork stew.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York City apartment buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion apparently caused by a gas leak, killing three women...