Samuelson: Russia’s big bet on Putinomics

What’s occurring in Ukraine, says the Peterson Institute’s Fred Bergsten, is an unwelcome consequence of globalization. Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks he can enjoy political and military freedom in dealing with Ukraine without experiencing crippling economic...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Seattle FC at Portland, 3 p.m. New York at Montreal, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 5 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 6:30 p.m. New England at D.C. United, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. Real...
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Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for years

A carabiniere (Italian paramilitary police) officer stands by a Paul Gauguin still life recovered by authorities, during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Italian police say a Paul Gauguin still life, stolen from a private collection in Britain in 1970, hung...
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Newtown residents want gunman’s house torn down

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, a police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son Adam Lanza, before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Dec. 14,...

Clowney believes he should be NFL’s top pick

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney believes he’s the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick and says he took a big step toward that goal during South Carolina’s pro day workouts Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end did position drills in front of dozens of...

Report Criticizes Ohio Death Penalty Selectiveness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report by an anti-death penalty group criticizes the selectiveness of Ohio’s capital punishment law, saying death sentences owe as much to an individual prosecutor’s philosophy as the nature of the crime. The analysis by Ohioans to Stop...
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Judge halts execution, cites drug source secrecy

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, a corrections officer keeps watch outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, two days before Texas is scheduled to execute convicted killer Ramiro...

Ohio Among Tops For Seized Meth Labs

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new report ranks Ohio among the top states for seized methamphetamine labs last year. Ohio ranked fourth in the country in 2013 as authorities uncovered 1,010 labs, chemicals and glassware used in the drug’s cooking process. Indiana topped the national...
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AP Interview: Yanukovych was ‘wrong’ on Crimea

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reacts during the interview with The Associated Press, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Yanukovych says the annexation of Crimea was a tragedy and he would have done everything possible to prevent it, had he...

Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is showcasing a new virtual assistant as part of an upcoming update for Windows phones. The assistant, named Cortana, tries to be chatty like Siri on Apple’s iPhones and iPads, while anticipating information you might want, like Google Now on...