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National & World Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.
National & World $5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths $5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths
Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.
National & World No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl
The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet fired into her friend's home during a slumber party didn't allow the girl or her twin brother to play outside because she was so afraid of Chicago's street violence, the girl's great-grandmother said Sunday.
National & World Sharpton appeals for justice in police chokehold death
In a Sunday appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded justice for a man he said was choked to death by New York City police but added that citizens who attack police officers also should be held accountable.
National & World Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home' Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'(Photo Gallery)
A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, appealing directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to return the bodies of her son and his girlfriend.
National & World HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
National & World Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt
Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in Central African Republic.
National & World Study: Executions rise worldwide in 2013
The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group.
National & World US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.