By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 6:46 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The FBI asked for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 U.S. schools and others abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2014 6:44 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception, yet a new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69 percent of Americans in favor of the mandate.
By Robert Salonga and Mark Gomez, McClatchy-Tribune
April 22, 2014 6:17 p.m.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner’s wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.
A Washougal High School student has filed a tort claim alleging the Washougal School District failed to protect her and other students from a math teacher with a history of inappropriately touching students.
By NEDRA PICKLER and MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 5:35 p.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country’s east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.
BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday.
By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau
April 22, 2014 4:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal regulations are completed, the use of inadequate cars will continue.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 4:54 p.m.
OSO — Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation’s solidarity with those who are enduring “unimaginable pain and difficulty” in the aftermath of the destruction.