• No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders on Sunday demanded that Democrats begin negotiations on funding for the Homeland Security Department and President Barack Obama's unilateral actions on immigration. Democrats showed no indication they were willing to talk, and some Republicans said the…

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  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.

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  • Russian supermarkets freeze prices for inflation-weary shoppers

    Lots of things freeze in Russia's bitterly cold winters, but not usually food prices, yet that is exactly what top supermarket chains are doing to protect the poor from galloping inflation. The plunging ruble and a Russian embargo on European Union and US food products in retribution over Ukraine…

    AFP
  • Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.

    Associated Press
  • As Venezuela coffee output sinks, it swaps oil to import Nicaraguan beans

    By Luc Cohen and Ivan Castro NEW YORK/MANAGUA (Reuters) - Venezuela, once a proud exporter of premium coffee, has been reduced to swapping crude oil for growing volumes of Nicaraguan coffee beans to make sure worsening economic turmoil does not prevent people from getting their caffeine fix. For…

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  • Live coverage: Watch Samsung’s big Galaxy S6 event right here!

    One down, one to go! There’s a whole lot going on today ahead of the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress 2015, but there are clearly two main highlights that are generating the most buzz. The show actually doesn’t open until tomorrow, though many companies are making their announcements today…

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  • Leaders of Egypt, Turkey visit Saudi

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Riyadh on Sunday, coinciding with a visit to Saudi Arabia by his Turkish counterpart who Cairo accuses of backing the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose relations have been strained since Sisi…

    AFP
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    Russia opposition march (22 photos)

    Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition…

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  • Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

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  • Ukraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.

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  • Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles…

    Reuters
  • The Uneasy Truth in the 'SNL' 'Say What You Want to Say' Women-in-the-Office Parody

    To be quiet." A determined-looking Dakota Johnson sits on a park bench as the solemn music takes a triumphant turn and inspirational text appears on the screen: "But we must be brave. The scenarios presented in the SNL montage are at times laughably mundane—a woman yelling at a total stranger to…

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  • Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after looting

    Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of priceless…

    AFP
  • Royal welcome for embattled Mexican president in London

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will pay a state visit next week to Britain, receiving a lavish royal welcome that may provide some distraction from his domestic troubles. Pena Nieto will be welcomed Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where he and his wife Angelica Rivera will…

    AFP
  • Drunk driver runs red light and crashes into cop car, Fresno police say

    Fresno police say two officers were hurt when a drunk driver ran a red light and slammed into their patrol car. The crash happened at Shaw and Fruit avenues early Sunday morning.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Giant, cross-border smuggling tunnel found under Arizona house

    Police pulled over a U-Haul carrying 4,700 pounds of marijuana this week. When they traced the truck’s route to a house on the border, they discovered the longest drug-smuggling tunnel the region has ever seen.

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  • Terminal cancer care should do more to treat depression

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - (Corrects in paragraphs 1 and 7 of Feb 26, 2015 story , that the doctors surveyed for the study were in The Netherlands, not Norway.) Depression could be clouding the last 24 hours of life for a significant number of people with advanced cancer, pointing to a…

    Reuters