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  • House rebels blame GOP leaders for falling contributions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests.

    Associated Press
  • Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower.

    Associated Press
  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.

    Associated Press
  • Glittering year for Myanmar's golden pagoda

    As he smooths a gold plaque on the glistening flank of Myanmar's most prestigious Buddhist pagoda, a merchant pays his ancestors the highest honour -- and contributes to a bumper year of donations to re-gild the sacred site. The Shwedagon Pagoda, which rises in a stately conical tower above…

    AFP
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness toward Iran and support for Israel.

    Associated Press
  • Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

    By Henning Gloystein and Aaron Sheldrick SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar…

    Reuters
  • Will Bruce Jenner's coming out make Americans more accepting of transgender people?

    “Should I take the ponytail out?” a teary eyed Bruce Jenner asked, letting his hair down for the camera. In an emotional two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Friday April 24, Jenner, who referred to himself using male pronouns throughout the interview, came out as transgender and detailed…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

    National Constitution Center
  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.

    Associated Press
  • Girl with leukemia dismissed from school offered return

    DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukemia treatments said Sunday that her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now.

    Associated Press
  • As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.

    Associated Press
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    Missing University of Colorado student from Chicago found, family says

    A missing University of Colorado student from suburban Western Springs has been found, according to family members.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an increasing number of the predators are making their home. An emergency operator fielded a 911 call early Saturday morning…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - April 26, 2015 (27 photos)

    A man with a dog watches runners the start of the London Marathon in Blackheath, England, Palestinian workers set on fire wheat while producing the "Freekeh" in a farm near the west bank city of Jenin and a Nepalese man cries as he walks through the earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu,…

    Yahoo News
  • Man who works for Senate sleeps on streets

    For the past eight years, from his custodial post in the cafeteria of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Charles Gladden has greeted the movers and shakers of Washington, D.C. Nearly none of them knew that, when his shift was over, Mr. Gladden, who has been homeless for five years, would spend his…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."

    Associated Press
  • Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

    Associated Press