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Crisis in Crimea sharply divides small town

Local residents gather outside the Ukrainian naval base headquarters in the town of Novo-Ozerne, some 90 km west of the Crimean capital Simferopol, Ukraine, on Monday March 3, 2014. For years, the little Crimean town was closed off from the rest of the world, a secretive...
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Harsh US winter extends into March

Dana Maxwell tries to keep warm at Intermodal Transportation Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, March 3, 2014. The couple said that they are homeless and had to leave the Presbyterian Night Shelter at 7 a.m. and plan to ride the bus all day to keep warm. The National Weather...
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Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine

George Ettinger, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 3, 2014. Global stock markets are down sharply on tensions over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by Western governments. (AP...

‘Non-Stop’ arrives with $28.9M at box office

“Non-Stop” couldn’t be stopped at the box office. Universal’s airliner thriller starring Liam Neeson as a federal air marshal on a disastrous flight landed in first place in its debut weekend at the box office with $28.9 million. Fox’s biblical tale...

Obama to appeal to Democrats in 2015 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is releasing a new budget plan that strives for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, dropping cuts to Social Security and seeking more money for infrastructure, education and job training. Obama’s...

At UN, US blasts Russia military action in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is criticizing Russian military action in Ukraine’s Crimea region, telling an urgent meeting of the Security Council: “One might think that Moscow has just become the rapid...

1st look with expanded MLB replay: The call stands

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The first review under Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system has taken place and after a further look that took 2½ minutes, the call stood. Toronto manager John Gibbons used his challenge to ask umpires to review a play in the sixth...
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Markets slide as tensions build in Ukraine

Specialist Gregg Maloney works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 3, 2014. Global stock markets are down sharply on tensions over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by Western governments. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple’s iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The partnerships give Apple...