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  • new storyV-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time 
    Updated: May-07-15 1:53 am

    MOSCOW - If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" while waiting for an answer.

  • Chile's Bachelet asks ministers to resign 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:50 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.

  • Opponents: Nixing Maine income tax would force program cuts 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:40 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration said Tuesday that eliminating Maine's income tax would spur economic growth, but critics warned that putting a $1.7 billion hole in the state budget would inevitably result in huge cuts to things like education.

  • British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:25 am

    LONDON - British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days - even weeks - to form a new government.

  • Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.

  • Poll: Half still think Christie involved in scheme 
    Updated: May-04-15 11:01 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie was not implicated in the scheme to shut down lanes of the George Washington Bridge for political retribution in indictments handed down Friday, but that hasn't stopped people from believing that he was involved.

  • Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 1:16 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.

  • Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 1:06 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church.

  • Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 9:50 am

    LONDON - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals 
    Updated: May-02-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans are more likely to have a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton than any of her potential Republican rivals in 2016's race for the presidency, even though few see the former secretary of state as honest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on Americans 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans support using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups overseas, and a large majority think it's acceptable to target American citizens if they are members of terrorist organizations, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs rescinds telescope support 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 pm

    HONOLULU - Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday voted to rescind support for building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, but did not outright oppose the project.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of religious beliefs.

  • Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 11:34 am

    BOSTON - A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America's criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the killings of black men at the hands of police will make a significant difference.

  • Poll: Most Iowans don't know NYC Mayor de Blasio 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:13 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih-BLAH'-zee-oh) traveled to Iowa this month to talk about his liberal beliefs. But most Iowans have no idea who he is.

  • Siena poll: Voters aren't convinced by NY ethics changes 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 10:35 am

    ALBANY, New York - A poll suggests New York voters aren't impressed with government ethics rules adopted by lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an effort to combat Albany corruption.

  • Poll gives Baker high favorability marks 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 4:47 pm

    BOSTON - A new poll suggests that Gov. Charlie Baker is off to a strong start in the court of public opinion.

  • Kentucky editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 2:17 pm

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

  • Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 11:24 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

  • Walker brushes off negative numbers in new poll 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 4:50 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker brushed off new poll numbers Thursday that put his approval rating at just 41 percent and showed there was strong opposition to some of his most significant budget proposals, including cuts to the University of Wisconsin and K-12 schools.

  • Poll finds widespread opposition to Walker budget ideas 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 1:49 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A new poll shows strong opposition to key provisions of Gov. Scott Walker's budget to cut funding for K-12 public schools and the University of Wisconsin.

  • Half of New Jersey voters want Menendez to leave Senate 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 12:33 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A new poll finds that just over half of New Jersey's voters think U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez should resign from office after being indicted on corruption charges.

  • Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 10:31 am

    Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.

  • Georgia editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:59 pm

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: