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Walker urges hospitals to hire people with disabilities
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is encouraging Wisconsin's hospitals to hire veterans as well as people with disabilities. Walker made the pitch Tuesday during a speech to more than 1,000 people at the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day event in Madison. Walker says as the state's unemployment... Read More
Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which prompted the U.S. Navy to... Read More
Baltimore on edge: National Guardsmen take up positions
BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guardsmen took up positions across the city and hundreds of volunteers swept broken glass and other debris from the streets Tuesday, the morning after riots erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. The streets were largely calm in the morning and into the... Read More
UN Security Council extends mission in Western Sahara
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A small U.N. peacekeeping force in Western Sahara has been extended for another year but without the human rights monitoring mandate that residents have long demanded. The territory held by Morocco is called Africa's last remnant of a colonial past. The U.N. Security Council approved the... Read More
Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide. Two... Read More
Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared progress Tuesday in trade talks between their two nations, stopping short of announcing a breakthrough in negotiations that are central to a massive 12-nation trade deal that would open markets around the Pacific rim to U.S.... Read More
UN peacekeepers come under fire in north Mali near Timbuktu
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed separatist fighters fired upon U.N. peacekeeping vehicles near Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday, U.N. officials said, marking a further setback for the country's fragile peace process. The peace negotiations are due to culminate next month with an agreement to be signed with the... Read More
EU border agents too busy to screen migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) — Border agents are so busy dealing with the record number of migrants entering the European Union that they can no longer screen people properly, leaving them to slip deeper into the EU unidentified, Europe's border agency Frontex said Tuesday. In its migration analysis for 2015, Frontex said... Read More
Russian arraigned in Virginia on new terrorism charges
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Russian man charged with leading a Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan repeated his pleas of not guilty to terrorism-related charges Tuesday. Irek Hamidullin was arraigned on a new 15-count indictment in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He previously pleaded not guilty to 12... Read More
Senate debates bill on congressional approval of Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged his colleagues to back legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran and warned GOP presidential hopefuls not to use it as a "platform for their political ambitions." Reid said the full Senate should... Read More
Baltimore Vietnam veteran stands in front of protestors: 'I love my country'
Robert Valentine, a veteran of the Vietnam War, told rioters in Baltimore "they need to have their butts at home," the Washington Examiner reports. "I love my country. I love my Charm City," he said, placing himself between protesters and police. After the interview, CNN's Anderson Cooper called him a hero on air. Read More
CIA manager who had been removed from his job is back
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top CIA manager who had been removed from his job last year for abusive management has been named to a senior role in the agency's department that conducts drone strikes. Forty-seven-year-old Jonathan Bank has been installed as deputy chief for counterintelligence at the Counter Terrorism... Read More
Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army — especially given Baghdad's... Read More
Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship
BANGKOK (AP) — After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance even from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank. For decision-makers in... Read More
Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. The Washington state Democrat, once famously dubbed "just a mom in tennis shoes," is the reason behind an uncomfortable power standoff between two men who intend to lead the Democrats after Minority... Read More
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll 4,438 in 3 countries
10.45 a.m. (0500 GMT) Italy's Foreign Ministry says four Italians are believed to be among those killed in the earthquake in Nepal over the weekend that killed more than 4,400 people. The ministry says that based on information from their travel companions they were killed in the Langtang area, but noted that the... Read More
Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter. Gorkha, which would barely count as a village in much of... Read More
Latest on police-custody death: Police bid to regain control
11:58 p.m. Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody, has deplored the violence. "I think the violence is wrong ... I don't like it all," she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother also would have disapproved. Rioting erupted around the city... Read More
Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will. Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a landmark disarmament treaty, the... Read More
In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China's rise underlies both the economic and security discussions that will highlight Abe's state visit... Read More

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