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Italy’s new premier sets to work as economy ails

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, left, and Premier Matteo Renzi, applaud at the end of a swearing in ceremony of the new government at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Renzi has been sworn in as Italy’s youngest premier, heading a...

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug chief arrested

FILE – In a Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, a poster displayed at a Chicago Crime Commission news conference in Chicago, shows Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was deemed Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said...

2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI looks at Pope Francis, left with back to camera, arriving as he attends a consistory inside the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb.22, 2014. Benedict XVI has joined Pope Francis in a ceremony creating the cardinals who will elect...

Youngstown St Trustees Panel Backs Tuition Hike

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A Youngstown State University trustees’ committee has recommended that undergraduate students pay $94 more per semester beginning next fall. The recommendation by the finance and facilities committee also proposes graduate students pay $158 more per...

Ukraine parliament sets May 25 early election

A suspected supporter of Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovych, center, is assaulted by anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east...

Spain judge orders ETA verification panel to court

Ram Manikkalingam, a member of the commission overseeing the Basque group ETA’s ceasefire, announced in 2011, right, shows a document from ETA after the armed group announced the first step in disarmament, putting some weapons and explosives out of use, in Bilbao northern...

Ohio Woman Accused Of Improper Use Of Club’s Funds

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The president of a north-central Ohio booster club is accused of improperly using scholarship money meant for students. Ohio’s attorney general announced this week that a grand jury has indicted Cheryl Patrick on charges that include engaging in a...

Ukraine protesters take Kiev; president says coup

A suspected supporter of Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovych, center, is assaulted by anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east...

Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings

FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, Egyptian protesters and riot police face off in Alexandria, Egypt. An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers including the former head of security and of the riot police for Alexandria, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, on...

Venezuela braces for opposition, pro-govt rallies

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are bracing for trouble as both supporters of the government and the opposition prepare for major rallies in a country that has been roiled by violence in recent days. Women supporters of President Nicolas Maduro are planning a march...