By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:31 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help -- appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 10:13 a.m.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is “no way” he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a Palestinian capital in just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, rebuffing what Palestinians fear will be key elements of a U.S. peace proposal.
By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 9:19 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation's second-largest state.
By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 9:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both.
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 7:13 p.m.
CONROE, Texas — In the years that followed the 1998 attack that horribly burned her then-8-year-old son, Colleen Middleton felt fear and frustration over the possibility that the person she believed was responsible would never be taken to trial.
By ESAM MOHAMED, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 6:30 p.m.
TRIPOLI, Libya — One of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to Libya from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father's regime crumbled in 2011, bringing cheers from Libyans as the government prepares to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gadhafi's rule.
By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 5:07 p.m.
HARGEISA, Somalia — An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago. Tens of thousands of skeletons may lie in mass graves here, on the northern edge of Somalia, where many want to see justice prevail, even if delayed.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 11:41 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 11:12 a.m.
PRETORIA, South Africa — As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.
By Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
March 6, 2014 11:10 a.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — Republican leaders implored conservatives to offer stark contrast to President Barack Obama's policies and stand firm on principles as a way to win back Senate control in the fall elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential campaign.