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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House...
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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

A Ukrainian soldier is seen in a tank of the Ukrainian Army, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over...

Lowe’s Agrees To Minimize Lead Dust, Pay Fine

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced...

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified...
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Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

FILE-Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is shown in this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo taken in Portland, Ore. A federal judge has ruled that Clackamas County in Oregon violated an immigrant woman’s constitutional rights by holding her in jail for two weeks without...

Tigers Hold On For 7-5 Win Over Indians

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run...

Tigers 7, Indians 5

E_C.Lee (1), Y.Gomes (4), Al.Gonzalez (3), Verlander (1), Castellanos (1). DP_Detroit 2. LOB_Cleveland 9, Detroit 6. 2B_Mi.Cabrera (4). HR_Brantley (2), Kinsler (2). SB_Bourn (1), Aviles 2 (3), Kinsler (3), An.Romine (1). CS_Bourn (1), Kinsler (1). SF_A.Jackson 2. HBP_by C.Lee...
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Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night ‘bullies’

Kim Novak arrives 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP) Kim Novak arrives 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese...

Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that the first place he would check out is Willis Tower, which...

Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody. Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted that he will provide additional information about the new developments in the...