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Russia war games over Ukraine prompt US warning

Crimean Tatars shout slogans during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. More than 10,000 Muslim Tatars rallied in support of the interim government. That group clashed with a smaller pro-Russian rally nearby....

Editorial: Virginia parties make it harder for voters to participate

IN VIRGINIA, Republicans have been shunning primaries in recent years. The idea is to narrow the pool of potential voters in order to convene committed party activists who will choose ideologically correct nominees. The effect has been a string of losses in general elections by...

Editorial: China turns the screws on dissidents by persecuting their families

WHEN A single courageous individual like Liu Xiaobo stands up to an oppressive state like China, the sound that follows is often silence. Mr. Liu was sent into what the Beijing government hopes will be oblivion with an 11-year prison term on charges of subversion for his role in...

Editorial: A House GOP proposal for tax reform is, unfortunately, dead on arrival

IN A properly functioning Washington, the tax reform plan unveiled Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) would kick off a major debate over how to fix the federal government’s inefficient system of revenue collection. Mr. Camp proposes to...

DNA blood tests show prenatal screening promise

Jennifer Fontaine kisses her baby daughter, Morgan, at her parents’ home in Methuen, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A simple test that looks for fetal DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood is far more accurate at detecting or ruling out Down syndrome and other common...

Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it?

A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that...

American Hockey League

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Toronto 3, Binghamton 2 Texas at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utica, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Rochester at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Binghamton at St....

NASA announces ‘mother lode’ of new planets: 715

This handout artist conception provided by NASA depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. Our galaxy is looking far...

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s inspector general says a contractor that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest. A report issued Wednesday said the...

Ohio Senate Puts Own Mark On Calamity-day Measure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate is expected to consider a proposal to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, if they first use their five contingency days. A Senate panel amended the bill Wednesday to require districts to first use the contingency...