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People lay flowers at a memorial to Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks, as they mark the centenary of the mass killings, in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. On Friday, Armenians mark the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event widely viewed by scholars as genocide. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide and says the death toll has been inflated. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5M

Friday, April 24, 2015

YEREVAN, Armenia — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up in … 0

Indiana sees new HIV cases daily

Friday, April 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases. Indiana health officials said Friday that the number of … 0

Comcast abandons Time Warner buy amid gov’t pushback

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the two leading U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal, giving the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what … 0

Ballooning down? New weight-loss method tested

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH — She’s 35 pounds overweight and has tried everything, but when that patient goes to see George Eid, a bariatric surgeon in the Allegheny Health Network, he usually has to tell her she’s not heavy enough for weight-loss surgery. Soon, though, there may be a new option … 0

Obama in Fla.: ‘Climate change cannot be edited out’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MIAMI — President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid his first visit to the Everglades, delivering an Earth Day speech that tied the threat rising seas pose for the imperiled River of Grass to wider climate change risks across … 0


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. … 0

NFL concussion settlement gets judge’s approval

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A federal judge granted final approval Wednesday to the settlement of long-running concussion litigation between the National Football League and retired players. In a 132-page opinion in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Judge Anita Brody called the deal … 0

Democrat division sparked by Obama’s fast-track trade plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Things got off to a slow start Wednesday for President Barack Obama’s fast-track trade plan, which has emerged as one of the most divisive issues facing Democrats in the new Congress. As the Senate Finance Committee … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Congressional Democrats reignite efforts to control money in politics WASHINGTON — A week after a Florida man illegally landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol to deliver a message on the need for campaign finance reform, U.S. House … 0

Study links Texas earthquakes to fracking activity

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Wastewater injection wells, along with brine production related to oil and gas drilling, are the most likely cause of a rash of earthquakes in the Azle and Reno area northwest of Fort Worth a couple of years ago, according to a newly published scientific … 0

ISIS capabilities impress military experts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq — The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, but this video isn’t from a multimillion-dollar American drone. It’s from a drone operated by the Islamic … 0

Farm interests push senators to help expand ag sales to Cuba

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. farm interests see the potential for more than $1 billion a year in sales to Cuba, a market that right now is hamstrung by restrictions that remain despite the thawing of relations between the countries. … 0

White House won’t call Armenian expulsion ‘genocide’

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — White House officials on Tuesday told representatives of Armenian advocacy groups that the Obama administration once again will avoid the word “genocide” to describe the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Armenians when they were forcibly deported from what is now Turkey during World War I. … 0