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  • Gannett Is Latest Media Co. To Separate Print And Hitch A Ride With TV

    Even newspaper companies don't want to depend on newspapers any longer. Gannett Co. once had a reputation for being the nation's most disciplined manager of print publications that could be as large as USA Today and as small as the Palladium-Item of...
  • Earthquake in China's Yunnan province razes an estimated 22,550 houses

    Earthquake in China's Yunnan province razes an estimated 22,550 houses
    The rising death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southwestern China's Yunnan province is putting the spotlight on the poor quality of construction in the rugged, mountainous terrain. By late Monday, 398 people were reported dead and 1,891...
  • Collapse of buildings in China quake renews fears of poor construction

    BEIJING Heavy rains on Monday complicated rescue efforts in south China's mountainous Yunnan province, where a major earthquake Sunday killed at least 398 people and injured more than 2,000 others. Roads were blocked and telecommunications down in and...
  • Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory
    Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. The war games, coinciding with another buildup...
  • 96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports

    96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports
    China reported that 96 people were killed in last week’s clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the country since 2009. After days of secrecy shrouding the incident in Shache, the...
  • Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear

    Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear
    A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of...
  • Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets

    Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets
    TALLAHASSEE -- In the midst of a high-profile fight over the governor's office, civil-rights and media organizations are asking the Florida Supreme Court to force Gov. Rick Scott and other candidates to disclose more details about their personal wealth....
  • North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'

    North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'
    North Korea will put two Americans on trial for “hostile acts,” the nation announced Monday through its official news agency. The Korean Central News Agency reported that Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller would be tried for “...
  • Chinese authorities kill 13 after attack on police station

    Chinese police shot dead 13 attackers in the country's restive Xinjiang region, after the group drove a car into a Kashgar police station and detonated an explosive device, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Three police officers...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters

    Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters
    Ukraine’s election authorities said Saturday that they are unable to operate polling places for Sunday’s presidential election in areas representing about 10% of the population and that separatist threats against anyone trying to cast...
  • Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours

    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours
    The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. Shortly after returning to...