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A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014. A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this port city, killing more than a dozen people and destroying thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo).

Leader vows rebuilding effort after Chile fires

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters. The fires that started Saturday and leaped from hilltop to densely populated hilltop have been contained but not extinguished. Every … 0

Security Council views images of Syrian dead

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France’s ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged … 0

Supremacist held on $10M bond in Kansas shootings

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance. Wearing a dark, sleeveless anti-suicide smock, Frazier Glenn Cross stood under his … 0

UN OKs force for Central African Republic

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence. The 10,000 U.N. … 0

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage … 0

Expert baffled by ferocity, distance of ‘freakish’ landslide

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SEATTLE — Richard Iverson may be one of the world’s foremost landslide experts, but if he had been driving along the Stillaguamish River March 22 when the slope across from Steelhead Drive began to crumble, he wouldn’t have fled to high ground. He would have pulled over to … 0

Ex-Westfield State president’s lawsuit advances

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — A federal magistrate judge has allowed a lawsuit filed by former Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle against several people to move forward. The Republican reports that in a decision filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, the judge allowed the suit against three school trustees and … 0

Teen stabs 22 in rampage at Pittsburgh-area school

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an … 0

Obama mourns Fort Hood victims

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during … 0

House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency’s tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have … 0

Putin raises economic pressure on Ukraine

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by … 0

Bomb blast in Pakistan kills 22

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more in a new attack in the Pakistani capital, which until recently had … 0

Quebec separatist party routed in elections

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MONTREAL — Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospect of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party in the French-speaking province one of its worst electoral defeats ever. The Liberal … 0