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GM names new safety chief after string of recalls

General Motors, which is reeling from a botched recall linked to at least 12 deaths, has named a long-time company insider to the newly created position of vice president of global vehicle safety.

Biden calls Russia's moves on Crimea 'nothing more than a land grab'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin's moves to add Crimea to the Russian Federation a "blatant, blatant violation of international law" and "nothing more than a land grab."

Romney slams Obama, Clinton for foreign policy 'failure'

Mitt Romney is blaming President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the crisis in Ukraine as well as other foreign policy challenges across the globe.

EU meets to punish Russia over Crimea

European Union foreign ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss sanctions on Russia that could be revealed as early as Monday.

Forget text messaging, the 'oPhone' lets you send smells

Holiday albums could be less forgettable when pictures of a Mediterranean meal carry the scent of olives; a selfie on the beach contains a trace of salt spray or a rainy London scene conveys the distinctive aroma of freshly wet concrete.

Obama adviser Pfeiffer says president isn't a midterm liability

One of President Obama's advisers said Sunday that, despite the President's low popularity numbers, he'll still be helpful for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Rice kicks off California GOP convention, calls for strong U.S. leadership in Ukraine

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the annual California Republicans convention Saturday as the party faces an uphill battle in a state that has turned more and more blue.

Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia

Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state overwhelmingly show support for Russia.

Honda Odyssey recall ties 900,000 minivans to fire risk

Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 minivans for a defect that could increase fire risk. The recall includes some Honda Odysseys of model years 2005 through 2010.

North Korea fires short-range rockets, sources say

North Korea has fired 10 short-range rockets, two South Korean defense officials said Sunday.