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  • When states win lawsuits, where does the money go?

    WASHINGTON Connecticut soon will get $36 million of a $1.37 billion legal settlement with Standard & Poor's, resolving allegations that the credit ratings agency misled investors in rating mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial...
  • Ukrainian model with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

    Ukrainian model with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
    A Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted¬† their last dinner in a Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. The...
  • Maduro steps up Venezuela coup claim as Americans detained

    CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stepped up his campaign against an "endless coup" he says exists against his government, ordering the U.S. to downsize its embassy in Caracas and detaining a U.S. pilot. The U.S. will have 15 days...
  • Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown

    Iraqi launches offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown
    Iraqi forces, backed by Iranian-supported Shiite miltias, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the Islamic State group. The move is the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of...
  • Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

    Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The House voted 85-10 for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike...
  • Myanmar police vow to take action against students blocking

    Police formed a human chain across a road leading to Myanmar's biggest city Wednesday, telling hundreds of student protesters that authorities would "take action" unless they dispersed. The standoff in front of a monastery in Letpadan, 140 kilometers (90...
  • UN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudan

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands in the world's...
  • How do you treat pain when most of the world's population can't get opioids?

    In the United States, where doctors write more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers a year, the frequency of abuse and overdose represents a public health crisis. More than 15,000 Americans died from an overdose of prescription opioids in 2013....
  • Mexican president's appointments to posts raise questions

    President Enrique Pena faced new pressure Tuesday, this time for his choices for attorney general and to fill a vacant seat on Mexico's highest court. Questions arose over Pena Nieto's nomination of Arely Gomez to replace Jesus Murillo Karam as...
  • Central America proposes security initiatives on Biden trip

    Central American leaders are proposing security and other reforms during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is promising an overhaul this year of the country's national police, an institution that has been...
  • Kremlin critic wants international probe into Nemtsov death

    A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. U.S.-born William Browder is suggesting a probe led by the...