West slams Russia ‘fantasy narrative’ on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia’s “fantasy narrative” on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there. Assistant Secretary-General for Human...

Pirates Shut Out By Reds’ Cueto 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing that the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pirates...

Defense Wants To See Video In School Bullying Case

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says video footage could help show that a substitute teacher isn’t guilty of a child endangering charge stemming from allegations that a developmentally disabled teenager was struck and bullied in gym class at a suburban Cleveland school....

uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN’s coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and “shamed Canadians” by dressing like a teenager. uFly...
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Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

Robert Rizzo, left, leaves court after being sentenced, Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the...
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Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top runs through downtown Slovyansk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The troops on those vehicles wore green camouflage uniforms, had automatic weapons and grenade launchers and at least one had the St. George ribbon attached to his...
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20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

Goodness Adams, a 10-month baby, who survived Monday’s bomb explosion is carried by her aunt, Grace Sabo, in an ambulance at Asokoro hospital, Abuja, to be taken to be reunited with her mother at the Wuse hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The baby, lost...

$1.2M Needed To Save Famed Negro League Stadium

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played. A plaque naming Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium as a national historical landmark was...

Applebaum: A fearful new world, imperiled by Russia’s subterfuge

WARSAW In the Western imagination, the words “war” and “invasion” carry clear connotations. From books, movies and television, we know that such events involve tanks, airplanes and artillery, as well as soldiers in uniform, advanced weaponry, sophisticated communications. They...

Milbank: Dana Milbank: Away from The Post, a pro-NSA counterdemonstration

On Monday, my Washington Post colleagues celebrated winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service along with the Guardian newspaper for their reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency. On Wednesday, Post columnist Marc Thiessen held a...