By DON BABWIN, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 12:34 p.m.
CHICAGO — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn’t commit.
By GILLIAN WONG and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 12:07 p.m.
JINDO, South Korea — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.
By RACHEL LA CORTE and PHUONG LE, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 12:02 p.m.
SEATTLE — About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state’s health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:59 a.m.
TOKYO — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China’s growing influence.
By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:57 a.m.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine — a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its “anti-terror” campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:51 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices called on Congress to change the law to benefit victims.
By STEPHEN BRAUN and BEN FOX, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:42 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
By MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:40 a.m.
LAS VEGAS — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.
By By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press
April 23, 2014 12:04 p.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Rivals Hamas and Fatah made a new attempt Wednesday to overcome the Palestinians’ political split, saying they would seek to form an interim unity government within five weeks, followed by general elections by December at the earliest.
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 10:21 a.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — 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.
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 9:56 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.