By Eric Adler, McClatchy-Tribune
April 17, 2014 10:02 p.m.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
By ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 9:57 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTI EATON, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 9:50 p.m.
DENVER — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
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.