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Questions about 30 Americans killed in Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of some of the 30 U.S. troops killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in 2011 say a congressional hearing has answered some questions — but not all — about the deadliest single incident of the war. A Defense...

Ohio City Makes Its RNC Bid Official

CINCINNATI (AP) — The head of the Hamilton County Republican Party says the Cincinnati region has officially made its bid for the next Republican National Convention. County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou (TREE’-ahn-tuh-fee-loo) says the effort has bipartisan and...

Boston, NYC mayors to skip St. Pat’s parades

BOSTON (AP) — At least two big-city mayors say they’ll boycott St. Patrick’s Day parades to protest policies on gay groups. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said this week he’s trying to broker a deal with his city’s parade organizers to allow a group of...

US: Ukraine filling ‘void’ left by Yanukovych

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The secretary fielded questions from the situation in Ukraine to the 2016 Presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) White House press...

Angry funeral held for man over anti-Shiite song

Members of the Lebanese Sunni society, called the “Islamic Group,†shout slogans as they carry the coffin of Marwan Dimashkieh who was found shot dead on a northern highway on Tuesday after rumors swirled that he was behind a song insulting Hezbollah, during his...

Congress concerned Iran’s oil exports may be up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials faced the prospect of contentious questioning Thursday from lawmakers about reports that China and India are significantly expanding imports of Iranian petroleum. When world powers reached an interim nuclear deal with Iran...

US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013

A poster with a photo of fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital Kiev and went into hiding after months of protests against his government, is seen fixed onto a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine put its police on...

Shale drilling could jump in 2014 in Miss., La.

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region’s economy, and spending by...

Ohio Man Gets Life In Shooting Over License Plates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to life in prison for fatally shooting another man in 2012 during an argument over license plates. Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Hobbs won’t be eligible for parole for at least 18 years. He was sentenced...