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US prepares tough response for Russia over Ukraine
Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia's military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats.
Wide range of wintry conditions affects half of US
Another round of wintry precipitation is taking aim at a wide swath of the nation.
Charity runners prepare for Boston Marathon
Hundreds of runners dressed like superheroes raced down the final 18 miles of the Boston Marathon course Saturday, training for the world's oldest marathon a year after twin explosions killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
Saturated slopes worry California cities
Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously high rates.
Party atmosphere marks Iditarod's ceremonial start
Hordes of dogs, mushers and their eager fans mingled Saturday at the jovial celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.
Russian troops take over Ukraine's Crimea region
Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine.
China: Train station attack an act of terrorism
More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack, and police fatally shot five of the assailants, leaving 28 people dead and 113 injured, state media said.
Russia approves use of military in Ukraine
Russia's parliament approved a motion to use the country's military in Ukraine after a request from President Vladimir Putin as protests in Russian-speaking cities turned violent Saturday, sparking fears of a wide-scale invasion.
California soaked, but gets little drought help
Southern California has so far been spared major damage from a powerful Pacific storm, but forecasters warn that intense rain will occur even as it begins to move east.
GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?
The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don't pay enough.
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