18Apr Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.

17Apr Little government response to bombing a year later

BOSTON (AP) — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

16Apr Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

12Apr Syria rebels, government report poison gas attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, blaming each other for an attack that reportedly injured scores of people.

11Apr Australian PM says searchers confident of position of MH370′s black boxes

By Swati Pandey and John Ruwitch PERTH/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Search and rescue officials in Australia are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. “Still, confidence in the approximate position of the black box is not the same as recovering wreckage from almost four and a half kilometers beneath the sea or finally determining all that happened on the flight.” The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared more than a month ago, has sparked the most expensive search and rescue operation in aviation history

09Apr Alarms sounded on Brazil’s readiness to host 2016 Olympics

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — With sports federations demanding a “Plan B” because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was “premature” to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil.

08Apr Ukraine leader: Kharkiv protesters driven out

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president said Tuesday that pro-Russia demonstrators who seized the regional administration building in the country's second-largest city have been driven out of the building and about 70 of them were arrested.

06Apr Kentucky, UConn to play for national title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.

05Apr Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan (AP) — Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting their country's security.

04Apr 3 employees suspended following Mo. school rape allegations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Months after vowing to boost security at a Kansas City school where a student says she was dragged to a room and raped, district officials have suspended three employees amid new allegations from a 14-year-old girl who alleges a boy repeatedly raped her at school

30Mar Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month.

29Mar Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey's ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that accuses a former minister of corruption, reports said Saturday.

28Mar AP PHOTOS: Afghan women lawmakers fight for rights

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their home.

26Mar Obama urges Europe to retrench amid Ukraine crisis

In Brussels, asks Europeans to recommit to war-won ideals of freedom and human dignity.

24Mar Terror report release may fuel Congress’ CIA spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

23Mar Ukraine says top commander held after base stormed

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting president called for his release Sunday.

23Mar Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migration

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Crews armed with infrared cameras planned to work through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

19Mar Kiev moves swiftly to sever Moscow ties

New gov't drops out of alliance of post-Soviet nations, mandates travel visas for Russians entering Ukraine.