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  • Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90; Polish general imposed martial law

    Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90; Polish general imposed martial law
    Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the communist leader who imposed harsh military rule on Poland in 1981 in an attempt to crush the pro-democracy Solidarity movement but years later allowed reforms that ended up dismantling the regime, has died. He was 90....
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote

    Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote
    Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
  • California to vote on veterans housing program, public access funding

    California to vote on veterans housing program, public access funding
    California voters weary of wading through a thicket of confusing state ballot measures in every election will get a welcome respite in the June primary. A $600-million affordable housing program for veterans and a proposal that would require local...
  • China's state-owned sector told to cut ties with U.S. consulting firms

    China's state-owned sector told to cut ties with U.S. consulting firms
    China has told its state-owned enterprises to cut links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. China's action, which...
  • Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'

    Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'
    The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels. Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
  • Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project

    Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project
    On a recent trip to the nation's capital, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made sure to call on Jo-Ellen Darcy. As assistant Army secretary for civil works, Darcy is critical to the city's efforts to win federal approval for a costly and ambitious plan...
  • Ukraine: Scores of pro-Russia gunmen killed in fighting at airport

    Scores of pro-Russia gunmen have been killed in two days of fighting at the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after ignoring a government ultimatum to lay down their weapons or face a military operation that won't cease until there...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case
    With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a challenge to a ruling by Maryland's highest court that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution. A...
  • Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing

    Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing
    A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...