By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 11:07 a.m.
PORTLAND — Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 10:41 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 10:40 a.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.
By By GENE JOHNSON and BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press
April 22, 2014 10:33 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY — When Utah’s new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.
By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News
April 22, 2014 10:32 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere.
By Reid Wilson, The Washington Post
April 22, 2014 10:20 a.m.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure as the top Republican in Congress has not been smooth. He has sparred with a combative Democratic president and a Democratic Senate. He has been attacked by conservatives in his own party who think him insufficiently ideological, and he has had to deal with constant rumors that his top lieutenant, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is plotting to steal his speakership.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
April 22, 2014 10:19 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.
WASHINGTON — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo released an “endangered song” Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.