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Gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea, raise Russian flag

Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimean region Thursday and raised the Russian flag in a challenge to the Eastern European country's new leaders.

Clinton helps launch push against voter 'restrictions'

The Democratic Party is showcasing former President Bill Clinton to help launch a new program to expand voters' access to polls.

Key trends from the world's biggest mobile technology show

Mobile World Congress spans the full spectrum of untethered gadgetry, from the next generation of mobile phone networks to wireless charging technology.

13 workers exposed to radiation at New Mexico disposal plant

Nearly two weeks after a radiation leak was reported at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, 13 employees have been notified that preliminary test results show they were exposed to radiation,

Reid delays action on minimum wage

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action for a few weeks on a bill to increase the minimum wage, a top political and policy priority of the White House and congressional Democrats this election year.

Sheriff: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez in jailhouse fight

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was involved in an "altercation with another inmate" at the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in Massachusetts, a county sheriff's department spokesman said Wednesday.

Teacher films 11-year-old autistic student stuck in chair

An autistic child got his head stuck in a classroom chair, but instead of helping, the teacher recorded it. It's an issue that has a whole town talking.

No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up -- John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director's name conjures up memories of unforgettable films.

New scam targets homeless

A scam preying on the homeless is popping up in cities across the country.

Congress prepares to defends districts from defense cuts

The Pentagon's plans to do away with 1970s-era A-10 "Warthog" attack planes will have a ripple effect in places like Knob Noster, Missouri -- a small town in the shadow of Whiteman Air Force Base.