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Obama: West won’t let Kremlin carve up Ukraine

President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2104, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said a referendum for Ukraine’s Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate...
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Crimea sets vote to break away from Ukraine

A Ukrainian Navy officer looks at the scuttled decommissioned Russian vessel “Ochakov” from the Black Sea shore outside the town of Myrnyi, western Crimea, Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014. In the early hours of Thursday Russian naval personnel scuttled the...

Bill would let Paul run for 2 offices at same time

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both. The measure would...
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Senators: Quicker action needed on safety rules

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, an Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train in the Bronx borough of New York. Senators say they’re frustrated with the government’s slow pace at writing new rail...
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A steady start for Tiger Woods at Doral

Tiger Woods lines up his shot on the first hole as rain starts to fall during the first round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 6, 2014, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) Tiger Woods lines up his shot on the first hole as rain starts to fall during the...
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South Carolina’s Martin suspended 1 game

South Carolina’s coach Frank Martin talks to his players during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Florida Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain) South Carolina’s coach Frank Martin talks to his players during...
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Duke: Coach K back at practice after dizzy spell

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, argues a call with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, argues a call with a referee...

Massachusetts works on outlawing ‘upskirt’ photos

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public. The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill Thursday comes a day after the state’s highest court ruled that a man who...
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Stocks rise as US job market improves

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)...

APNewsBreak: Many NYC inmates report ‘head shots’

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head, a tactic that is supposed to be a guard’s last resort because it is potentially fatal,...