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Obama urges reporter’s release

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed Saturday night that the United States would not rest until a Washington Post reporter imprisoned for nine months in Tehran is freed.

In a sober moment at the end of an otherwise lighthearted and...

Obama urges reporter’s release

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed Saturday night that the United States would not rest until a Washington Post reporter imprisoned for nine months in Tehran is freed.

In a sober moment at the end of an otherwise lighthearted and...

Putin accuses US of separatist support
Putin accuses US of separatist support

MOSCOW — In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West.

The two-hour...

Trial examines shooter’s studies
Trial examines shooter’s studies

James Holmes was star neuroscientist student before theater shooting

Leaders may fight each other over Iran deal
Leaders may fight each other over Iran deal

WASHINGTON — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it....

George W. Bush to stay off campaign trail

LAS VEGAS — Former president George W. Bush plans to stay off the 2016 campaign trail as his younger brother prepares to mount a presidential bid, telling a group of Republican Jewish donors here that he does not want to fuel an anti-dynastic...

Nepal hit by deadly quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped...

Experts warned for decades Nepal was vulnerable to killer quake
Experts warned for decades Nepal was vulnerable to killer quake

Nation’s capital has been on list of cities most susceptible to quakes for decades

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

BERLIN — Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago.

The camp was...

Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man
Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man

BALTIMORE — A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Pastor Jamal Bryant told the congregation at Empowerment Temple AME Church ...

Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”

Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, ...

Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview
Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman.

The Nielsen company said Saturday 16.9 million viewers watched...

Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern
Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern

Officials worry water may become contaminated

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