Nation & World


2 Paris exhibitions shed light on First World War, soldiers

The shows are Fields of Battle — Lands of Peace and Between the Lines and the Trenches.

Rwanda genocide: Man, victim now friends

Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda are recovering through the power — and gift — of forgiveness.

Dozens evacuated as Wyoming hillside starts to slide

Several homes and an apartment building stand just above the area that is slipping.

LA deputies shoot, kill fleeing hostages by mistake

Former Washington state resident John Winkler, 30, died later at a hospital.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The panicky 911 caller said a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people.

High school students killed in California crash

At least 10 people died when a FedEx tractor-trailer struck a charter bus.

Tax refund fraud bedevils victims

Identitiy thieves have claimed billions in refunds using swiped Social Security numbers.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter’s tax return and it was rejected hours later.

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Kathleen Sebelius steps down from HHS Secretary post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Travelers can pay to avoid some airport security checks

There's good news for travelers tired of stripping off jackets, belts and shoes to trudge through airport security checkpoints.

Advocates see welfare of wild kittens as last major battle

LOS ANGELES — Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, but half of them won’t survive, an especially acute problem at overtaxed shelters forced to euthanize the millions they receive. It’s a grim reality a leading advocate calls “one of the last major problems” plaguing the animal welfare movement.

Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate

WASHINGTON — Leaders of both parties dueled Wednesday over which side was truly interested in helping women as the Senate approached a vote on campaign-season legislation curbing paycheck discrimination based on a worker’s gender.

Heartbleed fix: Use caution

The recently-discovered Heartbleed security bug means your passwords, payment details and other secure information on websites could be vulnerable to theft. That sounds scary, but before you rush to change all of your passwords, here are some things you should know.

More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia — The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

The Windows XP retirement and what it means for you

Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Here’s what to do if you own one of them:

VA pays $200M in wrongful death cases of nearly 1,000 vets since 9/11

A 49-year-old Air Force veteran hangs himself with his belt in the psychiatric ward of the U.S. veterans hospital in Seattle.