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Ukraine Accord Doubts Grow as Protesters Refuse to Disarm

 As the interim Ukrainian government pledged to abide by a four-nation deal reached in Geneva, pro-Russian protesters balked, creating a test of whether Russia will help defuse the crisis. Acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s government suspended its anti-terror operations in the country’s east and expressed a readiness to pursue constitutional revisions. A separatist leader […] Continue reading →

Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut Senate

 Ted Kennedy Jr. is expected to announce Tuesday that he’s running for the state Senate in Connecticut. Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday evening that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District. They spoke to […] Continue reading →

Iran says warships sailing towards U.S.: agency

 An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships had been ordered to approach U.S. maritime borders as a response to the stationing of U.S. vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Saturday. “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” the agency […] Continue reading → sees new market in Bitcoins

 Salt Lake City-based says it’s the first major retailer to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for goods. The $1 billion company is tapping into a new market of buyers who use the online currency, and other major retailers will lose market share if they don’t follow suit and accept Bitcoins, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne […] Continue reading →

Secret Service facing with another sex scandal

More than 18 months after a prostitution scandal in South America rocked the Secret Service, the agency in charge of protecting the president is investigating another case of suspected sexual misconduct in its ranks. This time, two supervisory agents assigned to President Barack Obama’s protective detail have been investigated for misconduct involving sexually suggestive emails […] Continue reading →

NASCAR boots Truex from Chase

Ryan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR’S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond. Two independent people familiar with the situation described the penalties to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NASCAR had […] Continue reading →

Though silent, Israel remains worried by Egypt upheaval

Israel has looked on at upheaval in Egypt largely in silence, keen to avoid disrupting strategic security cooperation with a military it sees as critical to curbing attacks by Islamist militants in neighboring Sinai, officials and analysts said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had aides instruct cabinet ministers to avoid public comment about Egypt, according to […] Continue reading →