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Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes


CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.

The report released Tuesday says...

6 scientists chosen to live in Hawaii dome for 1 year


HONOLULU (AP) — Six scientists have been selected to spend an entire year isolated in a solar-powered dome habitat on Hawaii's Big Island to simulate a trip to Mars.

It's the fourth, and so far the longest,...

Chicago firm to build clean-energy facility in Rhode Island


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Chicago-based company that plans to build a natural-gas-fueled energy facility in Rhode Island said Tuesday that the project will reduce harmful emissions, cut energy costs and create more...

Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M


WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns.

That's more than a paperwork headache: it...

State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid


JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected...

Bird flu quarantine to be lifted on most affected Iowa farms


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted.

When bird flu was confirmed on a farm, a six-mile...

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel


JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of...

Sen. Boxer announces her support for Iran nuclear agreement


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California says she will support an agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from crippling economic sanctions.

Boxer, a...