Foundation awards $1M grants to several nonprofits

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potential in work ranging from promoting the rights of Nigerian women to researching anti-crime programs in Chicago, the...

GOP drafting bill to ease flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders are putting the final touches on legislation that would significantly water down a recently enacted overhaul of the much criticized federal flood insurance program, easing many premium increases and allowing below market rates to be...

Officer Not Charged In Ohio Crash That Killed 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn’t avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday....
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AP reporter witnesses carnage in Ukrainian capital

AP reporter Yuras Karmanau poses for a photo in front of a stage on the Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Karmanau reported on Thursday’s violence in Kiev that left dozens of people killed...
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AP reporter witnesses carnage in Ukrainian capital

AP reporter Yuras Karmanau poses for a photo in front of a stage on the Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Karmanau reported on Thursday’s violence in Kiev that left dozens of people killed...
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California store that sold $425M lotto gets $1M

Parmeet Singh, son of Dixon Landing Chevron store owner Kulwinder Singh, speaks to reporters at the store in Milpitas, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. According to California lottery officials, the store sold the lone winning ticket for a $425 million Powerball jackpot but...
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Venezuela opposition denounces ‘brutal repression’

Demonstrators throw rocks to the National Bolivarian Police (BNP) during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks and tear gas dispersed groups of anti-government demonstrators who tried to block Caracas’...

White House: No decision yet on Ukraine sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House expressed renewed outrage Thursday over the continuing deadly violence in Ukraine but had reached no decision on whether to impose sanctions. Military action by the U.S. is not among the options being considered, deputy spokesman Josh...
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AP PHOTOS: Another deadly day in Kiev

An anti-government protester holds a firearm as he mans a barricade on the outskirts of Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Fierce clashes between police and protesters, some including gunfire, shattered a brief truce in Ukraine’s besieged capital...

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 1-17-35-49-54, Powerball: 34 (thirteen, twenty, thirty-two, forty-five, forty-eight, Powerball: seventeen) Estimated jackpot: $100 million ___ Arizona...