Netanyahu touts U.S. ties


Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand his nation’s vital...

Los Angeles police shoot, kill homeless man

Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

Iraqi forces launch offensive to take Tikrit

Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters opened a large-scale operation on Monday seeking to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit, a critical stepping stone for wider attempts to reclaim territory in northern Iraq.\n

Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers

Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange traffic cones and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they’ve dug...

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Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.

Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

NYC mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick's parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of participants at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone.\n

House GOP dilemma complicated by clash with far right

After a humiliating defeat of their original funding plan on Friday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has just five days to craft a new outline to keep DHS funded or face the politically debilitating prospect of at least temporarily...

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Finizio campaigns better than he governs

Even Finizio detractors will admit he makes a good candidate.

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Putin critic mourned in Moscow

Russians turned out by the tens of thousands on Sunday to mourn an opposition leader who was murdered only a few steps from the Kremlin, amid fears that his death was just the beginning of a new wave of violence.

Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday.

France wants companies to make appliances that last longer

Paris (AP) — France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it.

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Independent probe urged in Los Angeles police killing

A group of Los Angeles civil rights leaders is calling for an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row.

Homeland Security funding deal elusive

Democrats stepped up their pressure on Speaker John Boehner on Monday to allow a vote on legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration-related provisions attached, and one senior lawmaker predicted...