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Correction: Gun Rights-Kansas story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In an April 5 story about gun-rights legislation in Kansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's efforts to defend gun control policies in court and oppose the lessening of existing regulations. The correct name is Jonathan Lowy, not Jonathan Lowry.

Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.


APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional backing to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors, following a long-established tradition of presidents exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy directly under their control.


APNewsBreak: Obama orders to test workplace ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional backing to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors, following a long-established tradition of presidents exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy directly under their control.


US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.


US defence chief warns China over territorial claims

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan or other Asian countries, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine. "All nations deserve respect, no matter how large or how small," Hagel said during a visit to Tokyo. "I think we're seeing some clear evidence of a lack of respect, and coercion and intimidation with ... what the Russians have done in Ukraine," he told a joint news conference with his Japanese counterpart, Itsunori Onodera. Countries had to speak up and clearly reject such a blatant violation of international law, said Hagel, referring to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.


US to send two more missile defence ships to Japan: Hagel

The United States plans to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter the threat posed by North Korea's "provocative" actions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Sunday. "In response to Pyongyang¹s pattern of provocative and destabilizing actions, including recent missile launches in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, I can announce today that the United States is planning to forward-deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defence ships to Japan by 2017," Hagel told a joint news conference in Tokyo after talks with his Japanese counterpart, Itsunori Onodera. The US ships would join five missile defence vessels already stationed in Japan. North Korea last month test fired two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting Japan.


Her Scoop Saved Tunisia

Blogger Olfa Riahi’s revelations about hypocrisy and scandal helped bring down the Islamist government in Tunis and turned her into a star.


The Cronut of Space

Chariklo was discovered in 1997, but astronomers recently discovered its two rings. It’s also likely to have one or more moons.


The Great New York Show

Twenty-two years ago, the quintessential Broadway musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ returned to Broadway. Ross Wetzsteon’s description of that hit show is a classic in itself.


The Secret Poems of Afghan Women

A landay is a traditional two-line Afghan verse form subversively appropriated by Afghan women to express themselves in ways prohibited by their society.


Creationists Hate This Catholic

Kenneth Miller wrote the biology textbook often targeted by creationists who want to toss if from public schools. Oh, and now he’s won one of the Catholic Church’s top prizes.


I Predicted My Own Death

A leading Shabaab recruiter predicted he’d be killed by “unknown assailants,” and so he was


Spain’s Bullsh*t ‘Holy Grail’

Two historians claim they’ve identified the legendary cup—a relic made of gold and precious stones. But where’d a poor carpenter get that kind of money?


Marriage Is for Breeders

Gay rights advocates are so intolerant, the head of an NY gun organization wants no part of a pro-gun rally, and the Boy Scouts have kicked out a scout leader for making an issue of his gayness.


US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.


Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it's legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power.

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