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US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq
Updated: 4 hours ago
Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya
Updated: 4 hours ago

Virginia police investigating deadly force incident

The fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in rural central Virginia is being investigated by the state police
Updated: 5 hours ago
Multiple crises challenge European Union before summit

Multiple crises challenge European Union before summit

European Union's inability to forge an effective response to the refugee crisis raises questions about the viability of the 28-nation bloc
Updated: 5 hours ago
GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

While partisan battles rage in Washington and other state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker remains remarkably popular in one of the nation's bluest states
Updated: 5 hours ago

Long road to recovery after devastating California wildfire

Long road to recovery months after devastating Northern California that wiped out hundreds of homes
Updated: 5 hours ago

New York weighs new approach to high child care costs

A New York state senator has proposed a plan to let parents defer up to $2,000 of their state taxes a year to help cover the costs of child care, and then pay the money to the state, interest free, after the child has entered school
Updated: 5 hours ago

Navy considers electric gun for a Zumwalt-class destroyer

The Navy is considering forgoing an at-sea demonstration of an electric-powered gun in favor of trying to put an operational system aboard the future Lyndon B. Johnson, built in Bath, Maine
Updated: 6 hours ago
Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the Justice Antonin Scalia, charging ahead into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress
Updated: 6 hours ago
Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died
Updated: 7 hours ago