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  • U.S.: 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.

    July 19, 2014

  • Clinton papers: Of Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    President Bill Clinton’s advisers carefully considered how to explain the president’s military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White House that were released Friday. The documents also touch upon Osama bin Laden, consideration of military action in Haiti in 1994 and preparationsfor Supreme Court nomination hearings.

    July 19, 2014

  • Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

    Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation’s prison population over time.

    July 19, 2014

  • ‘Funnel of fire’ destroys homes in Washington

    A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley.

    July 19, 2014

  • Airlines and risky Ukraine airspace

    The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world’s airlines.
    Airlines are already being more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots.

    July 19, 2014

  • Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

    An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

    July 19, 2014

  • Clinton documents: Of Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    President Bill Clinton’s advisers carefully considered how to explain the president’s military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White House that were released Friday

    July 18, 2014

  • W.Va. orders surface mine to stop work

     West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt some mining.

    July 18, 2014

  • Ukraine Plane Photo 3.jpg AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 295 shot down

    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield. Elsewhere, news of the tragedy sparked an outpouring of grief and prayer as Malaysia reeled from the second disaster to hit its national airline in less than five months.

    July 18, 2014 9 Photos

  • APTOPIX Ukraine Plane_time.jpg Malaysian flight ‘blown from the sky’

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 295 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down but were still working on who fired the missile and whether it came from the Russian or Ukrainian side of the border, a U.S. official said.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

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