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Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

14 min 32 sec ago
Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

14 min 34 sec ago
The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

14 min 36 sec ago
The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

14 min 38 sec ago
There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

CBO: Boost to $10.10 wage would cost firms $15B

14 min 41 sec ago
A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

14 min 41 sec ago
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

14 min 43 sec ago
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

Game thread: Mariners at Rangers - April 17, 2014

15 min 19 sec ago
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Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

15 min 33 sec ago
All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.

Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

15 min 40 sec ago
Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

15 min 43 sec ago
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected -- a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Little government response to bombing a year later

15 min 46 sec ago
A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

16 min 22 sec ago
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday -- women and non-Catholics among them -- in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

16 min 30 sec ago
Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs.

Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

16 min 44 sec ago
A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.

Newhouse leads fundraising in race to succeed Doc Hastings

24 min 24 sec ago
Former state agriculture chief Dan Newhouse has emerged as the leading early fundraiser among a pack of Republicans vying to represent Central Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Thursday's pregame notes and line-ups vs. the Rangers

24 min 47 sec ago
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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

25 min 4 sec ago
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

27 min 38 sec ago
Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

Week 6 in MLS: Power rankings and other thoughts from Alan Hinton

30 min 30 sec ago
In a weekly feature that we'll continue throughout the season, local legend Alan Hinton, who coached the old NASL Sounders and did broadcast work recently for the MLS team, has offered to provide his thoughts on the action leaguewide.