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Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

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Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened

A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system.

New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

More charges in auto parts price-fixing probe

A Bridgestone Corp. executive and two former company executives have been indicted in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

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Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region.

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Shootings labeled 'hate crime'

Shooting suspect had no record of violence; none of victims Jewish

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

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Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation’s capital.

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

'Captain Underpants' doesn't sit well with some

The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in “The Bluest Eye” would seem to have little in common.

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country’s top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia.”

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV with Billy Bob Thorton

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put “Fargo” on series TV.

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Get more time to file your return

America’s annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam’s deadline.

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

2 powerful earthquakes hit Solomon Islands

Two strong earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands on Sunday, triggering tsunami warnings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

US said looking into Syria toxic gas reports

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far “unsubstantiated,” adding that the United States was trying to establish what really happened before it considers a response.