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David Wood of The Huffington Post says Russian jets are playing "chicken" with U.S. planes in international airspace with alarming frequency, and that a rash response could lead to all-out war.
April 6, 2017
There is backbiting and infighting in the Trump White House that's playing out like a season of House of Cards or Veep. But the president is facing real and difficult challenges at home and abroad.
April 6, 2017
"We worried if we did not take immediate stabilizing measures," a Chinese analyst says, "the relationship could nosedive and pose serious problems for our finances, economy and strategic security."
April 6, 2017
Arkansas was preparing to execute the inmates before one of its lethal-injection drugs expired. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. said one inmate's clemency bid requires the state to wait 30 days.
April 6, 2017
The famed insult comic and showbiz veteran worked well into his 80s. At his prime, Hollywood elites like his friend Frank Sinatra considered it an honor to be roasted by Rickles.
April 6, 2017
The military should raise the Philippines' flag on islands it claims, President Rodrigo Duterte said, adding that he might do that himself on one island this summer.
April 6, 2017
Comcast's new cellphone offer will use Verizon's wireless network and Comcast's own Wi-Fi hotspots. Xfinity Mobile offers prices that are generally cheaper than major wireless carriers.
April 6, 2017
They're the Godzillas of the virus world, pushing the limit of what is considered alive. Researchers are trying to figure out where they came from. (And no, they aren't known to make people sick.)
April 6, 2017
Half of all cars in Europe run on diesel, compared to 3 percent in the U.S. But Madrid has vowed to ban diesel vehicles by 2025, to cut air pollution. Paris and Athens have made similar pledges.
April 6, 2017
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a new precedent in the Senate to advance Supreme Court nominations with a simple majority. The GOP change ended a Democratic filibuster of Neil Gorsuch.
April 6, 2017
People who abuse opioids are well aware of the risk posed by fentanyl, a powerful anesthetic that's increasingly slipped into heroin and other drugs. They're coming up with new tactics to survive.
April 6, 2017
One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.
April 6, 2017
The decision follows years of legal wrangling over the ban on domestic sales of rhinoceros horn that was enacted in 2009.
April 6, 2017
The U.S. was a reluctant entrant into World War I. But when America joined the battle 100 years ago, on April 6, 1917, it transformed a small military in a major international force almost overnight.
April 6, 2017
The players' union and U.S. Soccer announced the collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, ending protracted and sometimes bitter negotiations over wages. The deal runs through 2021.
April 6, 2017
Nunes will remain as the committee's chairman and remain involved in other matters before the panel. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will take lead on the Russia investigation.
April 6, 2017
Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.
April 6, 2017
For the past year, Gov. Robert Bentley has faced allegations that he had an affair with an aide and misused funds. Now there's a chance he could face two felony accusations.
April 6, 2017
U.S. taxpayers pay $30 billion a year to fund biomedical research aimed at finding better treatments. But competition for scarce funding and tenure may be prompting some scientists to cut corners.
April 6, 2017
April 6 marks 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I. Years before, the U.S. supported the effort by sending over thousands of horses — who were so important that Germans plotted to kill them.
April 6, 2017

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