Posted 2:50 AM 12/12/2013
BRUSSELS (AP) Two weeks ago, the European Union's foreign policy chief was at a summit in Lithuania, wooing Ukraine's president with offers of preferential dealings with the world's largest trade bloc. This week, she stood in Kiev's Independence Square with protesters bent on ousting the same (More)
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Posted 2:30 AM 12/12/2013
MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a set of initiatives to crack down on Russian companies who register and pay taxes in foreign offshore jurisdictions.
Cyprus, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have for years been destinations of choice for thousands of Russian (More)
Posted 2:01 AM 12/12/2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The University of Pikeville is the latest school to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to Campus Program.
The initiative will aim to put more farm-fresh Kentucky Proud products in the eastern Kentucky school's food service system. Another goal is to put (More)
Posted 1:54 AM 12/12/2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
The Western Governors' Association (More)
Posted 1:39 AM 12/12/2013
HONG KONG (AP) A Chinese bad-debt management company's shares soared in their Hong Kong debut Thursday, highlighting strong investor appetite for a business that will flourish if the world's No. 2 economy stumbles.
China Cinda Asset Management's shares rose 27 percent to close at 4.50 Hong (More)
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Posted 1:31 AM 12/12/2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
The demarcation may be as simple as Democrat and (More)
Posted 1:20 AM 12/12/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) Sit down, gridlock.
After years on the bench, compromise is taking a turn in Congress, however briefly, in the form of a budget deal that is modest in size yet marks a major step away from brinkmanship.
It's a different model for America's divided government, nothing (More)
Posted 1:17 AM 12/12/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year.
At the same time (More)
Posted 1:12 AM 12/12/2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) European evaluators have given the Vatican a mixed report card in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing, praising progress over the past year while highlighting delays and shortcomings at the Holy See's financial watchdog (More)
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Posted 12:26 AM 12/12/2013
HONG KONG (AP) When the Hong Kong school year began in September, tutor Tony Chow arranged to have his face plastered on the sides of double decker buses to raise his profile.
For many of Chow's students, the advertisements may be the closest they'll ever get to him.
The 30-year-old (More)
Posted 12:06 AM 12/12/2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A San Diego man has been charged with operating a revenge porn website that let people anonymously post explicit photographs of others in an effort to extort money from those whose privacy was breached.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, was arrested Tuesday by (More)
Posted 11:09 PM 12/11/2013
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.
A Seoul Central (More)
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