• Walker accuses Obama of ignoring alarm bells on Israel

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely GOP presidential candidate, expressed severe worry Monday about U.S.-Israeli relations in a commentary piece that sounds stronger fears about "ruptured bonds" than even the country's prime minister. Walker's opinion piece in...

  • Powdered alcohol ban advancing in Colorado

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    DENVER (AP) — A powdered alcohol ban is advancing in the state Legislature, though sponsors insist the ban is more of a "time-out" to figure out how to regulate a product that doesn't exist yet. The Senate voted 28-7 Monday for a bill to ban the sale of a product called Palcohol. The...

  • More heavy snow, wind for Colorado mountains

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    DENVER (AP) — More heavy snow is forecast across Colorado's mountains, where several feet of snow have already fallen in the last week. Winter storm warnings are in effect from Rocky Mountain National Park to the state's southwestern corner through Tuesday. Coal Bank Pass received...

  • Estonian premier aims for coalition talks to create new govt

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    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's prime minister was preparing to form a new government Monday, a day after his ruling Reform Party won parliamentary elections. Taavi Roivas' center-right group, which includes the Social Democrats, lost seven seats in the vote and now has 45 lawmakers...

  • Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings even though the visits are paid for by Medicaid, federal health investigators warn in a study released Monday. The Health and Human Services' inspector general study looked at a random...

  • Iowa slashes student ticket prices

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is slashing prices on student season football tickets after a disappointing turnout in 2014. The Hawkeyes are offering ticket packages for just $125 — a $50 reduction from last season — for students who renew by May. 15. Incoming freshmen and transfers have...

  • Turkish journalist arrested for 'framing' military officers

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    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday ordered a journalist arrested pending trial as part of an investigation into an alleged conspiracy against hundreds of military officers who were convicted in 2012 of plotting to overthrow the government, the state-run Anadolu Agency...

  • Pentagon: US not providing air support for Iraqi offensive

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. is not providing airstrikes in support of Iraq's ground offensive against Islamic State fighters in the northern city of Tikrit because the Iraqi government did not request it. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said the U.S. was...

  • Iran nuke talks resume amid contentious US-Israel debate

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    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — As U.S. and Israeli officials sparred in Washington over the wisdom of a nuclear deal with Iran, negotiations on a potential agreement resumed Monday, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying the sides are still far apart and warning Israel's leader that...

  • Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

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    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were not...

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