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  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:13 pm
  • MOSCOW - To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:

  • Legal arguments filed in casino referendum appeal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:34 pm
  • BOSTON - The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office filed legal documents in the state Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday defending its decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state's 2011 gambling law.

  • Wis. schools turn more often to voters for money 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:13 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.

  • Future of Quebec's separatist party in doubt 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:22 am
  • QUEBEC CITY - Quebec's separatist party faces doubts about its survival after voters solidly rejected its main goal of making the French-speaking province an independent country.

  • Athens mayor candidates split on mosque referendum 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:52 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Athens' center-left mayor Giorgos Kamanis says Greece has an "international obligation" to build a mosque in the capital, criticizing a proposal by his main opponent in municipal elections next month to hold a city referendum on the project.

  • AP Interview: Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back.

  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:32 pm
  • CAIRO - Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt:

  • High court blocks primary referendum from ballot 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:35 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A referendum that would dramatically change Montana's primary election system cannot be put on the November ballot because the title is too long and confusing, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • Foes of transgender rights law revive ballot fight 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:11 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools are challenging the secretary of state's finding that they failed to gather enough voter signatures for a referendum to repeal the law.

  • Maine tax cut referendum bill gets pushback 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 3:33 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to ask voters if they want to cut taxes and government spending got a cool response from Democrats on a legislative panel that began eyeing the bill Wednesday.

  • Argentina accuses US, UK of hypocrisy over Crimea 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 2:52 pm
  • PARIS - Argentina's president said Wednesday that the U.S. and Britain displayed double standards with their positions on Crimea and the Falkland Islands, undermining efforts to preserve Ukraine's territorial integrity.

  • Ill. county's voters reject anti-fracking measure 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 2:10 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Voters in a struggling southern Illinois county have rejected a ballot referendum meant to pressure the county's governing board to restrict a debated oil drilling practice, leaving open the question of whether the measure failed because of confusion or the prevailing need for jobs.

  • What annexing Crimea will cost Russia's government 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:28 pm
  • MOSCOW - Despite the pebble beaches and cliff-hanging castles that made Crimea famous as a Soviet resort hub, the Black Sea peninsula has long been a corruption-riddled backwater in economic terms. The Kremlin, which decided to take the region from Ukraine after its residents voted in a referendum to join Russia, has begun calculating exactly what it will cost to support Crimea's shambolic economy - which one Russian minister described as "no better than Palestine."