A Vancouver woman was sentenced today to 180 days in jail for running off with her then 5-month-old son in November when a social worker attempted to take him into the custody of Washington Child Protective Services.
By Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:27 a.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:02 a.m.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:31 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help -- appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:13 a.m.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is “no way” he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a Palestinian capital in just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, rebuffing what Palestinians fear will be key elements of a U.S. peace proposal.