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  • Oregon audit: Shift welfare focus to jobs

    By Associated Press

    A state audit calls on Oregon to turn its attention from getting aid to people slammed by the Great Recession to getting them jobs. Published April 17, 2014

  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    By STEPHEN WILSON - Associated Press

    With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Published April 17, 2014

  • Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were recently were given notices instructing them to officially identify themselves as Jews. Published April 17, 2014

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN - Associated Press

    Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. Published April 17, 2014

  • Putin: No plans to invade Alaska; too cold, he says

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may be making inroads into eastern Ukraine, but he does not plan to replicate the incursion far to the east, in Alaska, because his country has enough cold land, according to mashable.com. Published April 17, 2014

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: Published April 16, 2014

  • Mexico captures senior drug cartel boss in Mexico City

    By Associated Press

    Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel. Published April 16, 2014

  • Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

    By RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press

    Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday. Published April 16, 2014

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