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Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport on route to rejoin the on-going search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted...

9 killed in three-vehicle crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nine people were killed Thursday in a three-vehicle crash involving a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. The crash has shut down north- and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol...
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Pineda wins with some substance, Yanks top Bosox

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda won while pitching some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night....

Shooting Near Ohio Grade School Leads To Lockdown

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district spokesman says a shooting on a street in front of a central Ohio elementary school led to a precautionary lockdown of the building, but no children were injured or involved in the shooting. Columbus City Schools spokesman Andrew Marcelain...

3 Carey residents arrested in Marion drug investigation

MARION — Three Carey residents were among 39 people arrested Thursday after a large drug investigation in Marion. Ray Ferguson, 38, and Kelly Morgan, 44, were both charged with felonies in Marion County Common Pleas Court, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office....

Reporting Of Drug-addicted Babies To Be Ohio Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs. The measure was among 13 bills signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The...

Ignatius: Warning signs of trouble in China’s markets

China’s financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety. China remains an opaque country, and even the most knowledgeable experts say they aren’t...

Zakaria: The tension between global norms and national interests

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has unified Western democracies, at least in their robust condemnation of the action. But farther afield, one sees a variety of responses that foreshadow the great emerging tension in 21st-century international life: between global norms and...

Rampell: The truth about who really pays for Medicare

“Your poorly written editorial is just another WaPo attempt to STEAL seniors’ EARNED benefits.” So read the subject line of one reader’s response to my last column, about how entitlements and other safety-net spending on the middle class are crowding out spending on...
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Editorial: Maryland lawmakers’ leniency toward marijuana goes only so far

MARYLAND’S MARIJUANA laws remain a work in progress. Lawmakers in Annapolis have just enacted a measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot, treating it as an offense on a par with minor traffic infractions. But possession of drug paraphernalia — growing...