By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7:41 p.m.
CHICAGO — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.
By Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post
April 17, 2014 7:02 p.m.
KABUL — A top Taliban commander in the midst of peace negotiations with the Afghan government has been detained in the United Arab Emirates, according to Afghan officials, which thwarts long-term reconciliation efforts between insurgents and President Hamid Karzai’s government.
By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy-Tribune
April 17, 2014 5:24 p.m.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The military judge in the USS Cole bombing case has ordered the CIA to give defense lawyers details — names, dates and places — of its secret overseas detention and interrogation of the man accused of planning the bombing, two people who have read the still-secret order said Thursday.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 1:40 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
By Ilya Arkhipov and Torrey Clark, Bloomberg News
April 17, 2014 11:19 a.m.
MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor under asylum in Russia, made a rare appearance Thursday, asking President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the United States.
By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7 p.m.
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 4:33 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:33 a.m.
BOSTON — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTI EATON, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:14 a.m.
DENVER — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom.
By By YOUKYUNG LEE ?and FOSTER KLUG Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers today in the search for 287 passengersstill missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.