• Report: Egypt court declares Hamas a 'terrorist' group

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has declared Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, a "terrorist organization." The short report Saturday by MENA said the Court For Urgent Matters, presided over by Judge Mohamed el-Sayed, issued the ruling...

  • Vatican's finance czar defends spending by his office

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance czar has defended the expenditures of his office following reports it had racked up a half-million euros ($575,000) in bills in the last six months. Australian Cardinal George Pell's office has been insisting on a spending review elsewhere in...

  • Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments. ___ "Mr. Nemtsov will be remembered as a fearless advocate of...

  • Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro. Officers have arrested nine suspects in the eastern region of Valencia, including the...

  • Italy's anti-immigrant movement brings protest rally to Rome

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Thousands of Northern League protesters have poured into Rome from their political base in the north to demand the Italian government keep out immigrants. Matteo Salvini's regional-based party drew 40,000 people a few months ago in Milan with the same agenda opposing...

  • Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says his company delivered another strong year, with $19.9 billion in profits, and he believes Berkshire Hathaway will continue thriving thanks to its collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments. Buffett's annual letter to...

  • Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A rash of drug overdoses at Wesleyan University that sent a dozen people to hospitals is likely to bring more scrutiny to drug policies on college campuses that have wrestled with how to approach enforcement and when to involve local police. State Rep. Matthew...

  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner's weakness in...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), Feb. 27, 2015 Thirty years ago, few people outside the realms of academic research or the government had heard of something called the Internet. Now, it's hard to imagine how we could get by without it. The leap in little more than 25 years from...

  • BC-GLF--LPGA Thailand

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday. Leading overnight by three shots, after a second-round 64, Lewis had three straight bogeys in the front nine before the American fired a...

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