Government and politics

April 18, 2014 - 5:33 AM

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

April 18, 2014 - 4:33 AM

Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court arguments over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage will center on whether voters singled out gay people for unfair treatment when they overwhelmingly defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

April 18, 2014 - 4:32 AM

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

April 18, 2014 - 3:33 AM

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

April 18, 2014 - 3:02 AM

Quotations in the News

"Do you believe they're still alive? I know the chances aren't good. ... No one in his class has been rescued." — Lee Mi-shim, a 48-year-old mother of a missing student, as 270 people are missing two days after a ferry sank off South Korea.

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April 18, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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