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.
By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press
April 23, 2014 9:52 a.m.
CAIRO — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
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.
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.