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Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

The American who leaked a vast trove of material from the super-secret National Security Agency was granted asylum in Russia last year. But given how stage-managed Thursday's show was, Snowden's appearance was no surprise to the man he questioned.

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Roger Dixon was called by the defense to give evidence to support Pistorius' story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by accident thinking she was an intruder behind the toilet door in his home and about to attack him.

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.

Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

The 74-year-old high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman probably isn't the first long-term convict to find he prefers being barked at by guards to life on the outside, which has its own demands.

Obama praises Biden, but doesn’t endorse for 2016

WASHINGTON  | President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. But Obama does say that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.” He didn’t endorse …

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

"Essentially, (the cases) are not that different," said Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Byron Babione, who is representing Tulsa County Clerk Sally Howe Smith. "Both of them involve challenges to state marriage amendments that were passed by an overwhelming majority of the people."

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

"This kind of change doesn't happen overnight," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

"I believe this will be the safest place on the planet on April 21," said Dave McGillivray, the long-time race director for the Boston Athletic Association.

Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

"This new organization will bring more people into the fight against gun violence, which affects every town in America," Bloomberg said in a statement.

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, would gradually raise the minimum to $10.10 by 2016.