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  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved.

  • Coakley 1st to submit signatures for governor 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:33 pm
  • BOSTON - Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday became the first candidate for Massachusetts governor to formally submit nomination signatures to the secretary of state's office, and said she was taking nothing for granted despite recent polls suggesting she is the early front-runner.

  • APNewsBreak: Schultz deputy lost duties, kept pay 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:34 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for Congress as a budget-cutting conservative, allowed his top aide to keep collecting a $126,000 annual salary for months after deciding to eliminate his job, The Associated Press has learned.

  • UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:28 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing from both sides.

  • Manila mayor off to Hong Kong to apologize 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 11:20 pm
  • MANILA, Philippines - The mayor of Manila flew to Hong Kong Tuesday to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong.

  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:16 am
  • TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:46 pm
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.

  • Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:34 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman Hall. He is director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team, not the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  • Former Kansas social services chief Harder dies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. He was 84.

  • Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:04 am
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Saturday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honors executed war criminals among others in a move that could reignite tensions with Japan's neighbors ahead of President Barack Obama's Asian tour.

  • State TV announced members of Mali's new Cabinet 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:43 am
  • BAMAKO, Mali - State television has announced the members of Mali's new Cabinet, following the government's resignation earlier this month.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • Haiti PM shakes up Cabinet for 3rd time in 2 years 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:25 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's prime minister used Twitter on Wednesday to announce he was replacing about half of the 22-member Cabinet, marking the third major government shake-up in less than two years.

  • Walker ally Jim Villa gets new UW job 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:48 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's former chief of staff at the county level has been selected for a new high profile job at the University of Wisconsin System.

  • Greek PM's top aide quits over Golden Dawn remarks 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:19 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - A top aide to Greece's conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned Wednesday over a video in which he appeared to accuse Samaras of influencing a criminal investigation into a Nazi-inspired party to gain votes.

  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:41 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.

  • Israel minister: Pollard opposes release for talks 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 am
  • JERUSALEM - A hard-line Israeli Cabinet minister says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard opposes being freed from a U.S. jail in exchange for Palestinians prisoners.

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • Field for South Dakota US Senate seat set 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:29 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Five Republicans, one Democrat and one independent have been approved to appear on the ballot for the South Dakota U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Tim Johnson.

  • Israeli minister questioned over sex allegations 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:14 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Police on Tuesday questioned a senior Israeli government minister and presumptive presidential candidate over allegations he committed a sex offense against a former aide 15 years ago - a charge that may not hold up in court but that could derail any hopes for the presidency.

  • Ireland's police chief resigns in phone-tap row 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:08 pm
  • DUBLIN - Ireland's police chief resigned Tuesday following months of criticism of how his force handled allegations of illegal wire-tapping and corrupt enforcement of traffic laws.