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U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the meas...


NFL roundup: Seahawks' Winston signs for one year

Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who envision the eight-year veteran at right tackle. Winston confirmed the signing via Twitter on Tuesday. "Season finally starts for me today! Looking forward to chasing a ring...


Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were aligned Tuesday morning at Los Angeles Lakers' headquarters. None beamed brighter than Earvin "Magic" Johnson. With the Lakers formally introducing Byron Scott as their new head coach, Johnson, who has f...

UPDATE: No new leads on missing Dowagiac woman

Police are investigating the disappearance of a 25-year-old mother of two who was last seen in Dowagiac.


Mississippi's abortion clinic can stay open

Mississippi's lone abortion clinic can stay open, after a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled against a law that effectively would have shut it down -- contending that it's not right to simply pass the buck to other states.

Tuesday's decision by the 5...


McDonald's may be liable for worker lawsuits

Facing a barrage of lawsuits from fast food worker groups seeking fair treatment and compensation, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.

The National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer on Tuesday determined that McDo...


Francona: Gaza, why it's different this time

The current round of fighting between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, in Gaza has been raging for over three weeks. Both sides have suffered casualties -- the numbers are much higher on the Palesti...

Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

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Israel: Ball 'is in Hamas' court'

Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.

International efforts to broker a deal to end...

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