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AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

“A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan,” the wire service reports.

White House: Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Was Not Covert Program

White House: Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Was Not Covert Program

The funding of a social media platform designed to undermine the Cuban government was not a covert American operation, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during his regular press briefing on Thursday.

Early Evidence: Fort Hood Gunman Showed No Warning Signs

Early Evidence: Fort Hood Gunman Showed No Warning Signs

A picture is beginning to emerge of 34-year-old Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, who officials have said is the man who opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing at least three people and wounding another 16 before apparently taking his own life.

NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

NASA is suspending “the majority of its ongoing engagements” with its Russian counterpart over the crisis in Ukraine.

A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

The Columbian mammoth is facing extinction as South Carolina’s proposed state fossil unless the elephant-sized Ice Age mammal can survive the efforts of creationist lawmakers.

Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

The head of an international airline group wants a new and better way to track passenger aircraft in flight after the disappearance of Flight MH370, saying: “We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish.”

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down an overall cap on the amount that large campaign donors can give to parties and candidates in a two-year election cycle.

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.

Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

Here is some of the latest news from Oso, Wash., the tiny community north of Seattle that was devastated by a mudslide on March 22.

Feds Will Require Rearview Cameras On Vehicles In 2018

Feds Will Require Rearview Cameras On Vehicles In 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require all new vehicles — from small subcompacts to commercial vans — to have “rear visibility technology” beginning in May 2018.