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Clinton proud of diplomatic accomplishments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an excerpt from her upcoming book that she wishes she could go back and revisit some of her decisions but she is "proud of what we accomplished" at the State Department.

GOP pressing Obama to confront Russia over nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty — a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy.


Thai troops detain gov't minister who blasted coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Armed troops detained a Thai Cabinet minister who defiantly emerged from hiding on Tuesday to condemn last week's military coup and urge a return to civilian rule, in the first public appearance by any member of the ousted government.


Dozens reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday a day after government forces used fighter jets to stop pro-Russia separatists from taking over the airport. Dozens were reported killed and the mayor went on television to urge residents to stay indoors.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered to appear in court

A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported.


Stories of victims in California rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that left seven people dead, including him. Here are the stories of the six victims, who were all students at the university.


Rebel says 30 insurgents killed in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An insurgent says 30 bodies of killed fighters have been brought to a hospital following a day of heavy fighting in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in which the government forces used combat jets and helicopter gunships against pro-Russia rebels.

Abuse victims' leader: Pope's meeting a 'gesture'

Pope Francis says his plans to meet with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican is part of an effort to "go forward" with "zero tolerance" in confronting and preventing clergy abuse. But the head of a U.S. victims' group has dismissed the upcoming session as "another gesture, another public relations coup" that could prove meaningless.


Oldest-ever congressman facing tough primary test

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 91-year-old Texas congressman who first won his seat when Jimmy Carter was president faced the toughest test of his political career Tuesday from a Republican primary challenger barely half his age.


Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine the flight path of the missing jetliner, information long sought after by some of the relatives of the 239 people on board the plane.


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