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Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy
The United States and Western diplomats failed to bring Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers together Wednesday for face-to-face talks on the confrontation in Crimea, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism that an exit strategy was possible. “I’d rather be where we are today than where we were yesterday,” he said.
No stand-down, but Ukraine tensions cooling
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserved the right to use force.
Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine
Russia’s military advance into Ukraine rattled global markets Monday.
Winter’s grip remains strong on nation
Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.
Scientists identify oldest crystal on Earth
The oldest known material on Earth is a tiny bit of zircon crystal that has remained intact for an incredible 4.4 billion years, a study confirms.
Transportation, financing tops in landing political convention
Hotels, transportation and finances - not political considerations - will matter most to Republican officials choosing a 2016 national convention site, party leaders said Monday after hearing bids from cities across the country.
Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
Crisis sharply divides small town
For years, the little Crimean town was closed off from the rest of the world, a secretive community, at the edge of a key Soviet naval base, sealed by roadblocks and armed guards.
So far Ohio casinos are falling short of projected revenues
As the last of Ohio’s voter-approved casinos celebrated its first birthday Monday, revenue projections for the first full year of operations for all four gambling destinations are falling far short of campaign promises.
Indians’ John Axford 18 for 18 in Oscars picks
After converting 49 consecutive saves from 2011 to early 2012, John Axford has another streak going.
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