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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives a standing ovation from members of the audience during his speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Netanyahu assails Iran deal

Monday, March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama did not — and could not — understand his nation’s vital security concerns. “American leaders worry about the security of their country,” Netanyahu said as he opened a … 0

Google to begin selling wireless data plans

Monday, March 2, 2015

BARCELONA, Spain — Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona, … 0

$4.8M in gold stolen from truck in N.C.

Monday, March 2, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — Armed robbers stole about $4.8 million in gold bars on Sunday from an armored truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday. The two security guards working for Transvalue Inc. of Miami reported pulling off to the side of the interstate about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after their armored truck began having mechanical problems in Wilson … 0

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

Monday, March 2, 2015

CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked … 0

Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

Monday, March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House … 0

US tries to ease tension

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of … 0

Survey: Parents seek delay for vaccines

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots … 0

‘Jihadi John’ won’t have same impact unmasked

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LONDON — As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic … 0

War crime forgiveness

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BARLONYO, Uganda — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. … 0

20,000 march in Moscow to mourn slain Kremlin critic

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MOSCOW — At least 20,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to pay respects to Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose shooting death Friday night near Red Square shocked Russia’s beleaguered opposition and the democratic world. The procession … 0

Sierra Leone’s VP in quarantine for Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President … 0

‘Gringo’ meddling

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before … 0

Congress’ dysfunction severely limits agendas

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the … 0