Victim feared tribal evictions could turn violent

Modoc County Sheriff and Coroner Mike Poindexter ducks under crime scene tape Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 outside the tribal headquarters of the Cedarville Rancheria in Alturas, Calif., where local media reports quote police saying a former tribal leader allegedly killed four people...

California farmers won’t get federal water

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials announced Friday that many California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state. The U.S. Bureau of...

After W.Va. chem spill comes water tasting contest

This Feb. 24, 2007 file photo, Jen Wool, a resident of Martha’s Vineyards, tries a Municipal Water Entry: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles at the 17th Annual Berkley Springs International Water Tasting Competition in Berkeley Springs, W.Va....

Ukraine protester tweeted after being shot in neck

Olesya Zhukovska lies on her hospital bed in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. “I am dying,†Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old volunteer medic wrote on Twitter, minutes after she got hit in the neck by a sniper bullet as deadly clashes broke out in the center of...

Cleveland Organizes To Court Political Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland nonprofit groups and community leaders are launching an organized effort to lure a national political convention to northeast Ohio’s largest city in 2016. The Plain Dealer ( ) reports a nonprofit corporation has been formed to work on bids, and...

Autopsy Slated On Body Of Missing SE Pa. Woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled Friday on the body of a missing southeastern Pennsylvania woman found inside a parked car near Philadelphia’s main train station that had a number of parking tickets on the window. The body of 22-year-old Nadia Malik of Marple...

Democrats Plan State Swing In Ohio Governor’s Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald and his running mate plan a series of separate stops around Ohio to present what they’re calling “the real state of the state.” The tour addressing Republican Gov. John Kasich’s...

Tensions high on Kiev square despite deal

Anti-government protesters watch a live broadcast from the parliament in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. European officials say Ukrainian protesters have agreed to a deal with Ukraine’s president on defusing a deadly political crisis. Earlier Friday President...

Tymoshenko: Ukraine’s polarizing ‘Gas Princess’

Ukrainian lawmakers celebrate after voting new laws in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. In a fast-moving day that could change Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders reached a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president, and...

Nugent backlash reveals rare misstep for Texas GOP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rock musician Ted Nugent has been an outspoken friend to many conservative politicians in Texas. But it’s unlikely he’ll get an encore in the Texas governor’s race after blowback from his appearances this week with Republican...