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  • Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire

    September 3, 2014 3:41 AM

    TALLINN, Estonia - President Barack Obama says "it's too early to tell" how serious reports are of a cease-fire between Russia and eastern Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. has consistently supported efforts by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to achieve a meaningful cease-fire that could lead to a political settlement after... more »
  • Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:03 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said Monday it hasn't carried out any attacks in Gaza since... more »
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    July 23, 2014 2:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... more »
  • US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

    July 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will use all of its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Obama says the U.S. supports Egypt's continued efforts to restore the 2012 cease-fire. He... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • Abbas: UN vote is 'investment in peace'

    November 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appealing to all nations to vote in favor of a U.N. resolution recognizing the state of Palestine as "an investment in peace." In a statement ahead of today's General Assembly vote, Abbas says the Palestinians "remain committed" to a two-state solution to... more »
  • Judge rules voucher law conflicts with deseg order

    November 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based federal judge has halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Monday that a series of sweeping education changes pushed by Jindal clash with court orders in the 47-year-old... more »
  • Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

    July 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal documents filed by Mitt Romney's former company appear to conflict with the Republican presidential candidate's statements about when he left Bain Capital. The private-equity firm is central to Romney's legacy in the private sector. Bain told the Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2001 that Romney was... more »
  • Judge removes herself from Trayvon Martin case

    April 18, 2012 4:17 PM

    ORLANDO - The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman's attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest. Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband. He works with Orlando attorney Mark... more »
  • Zimmerman asks for new judge; cites case conflict

    April 16, 2012 3:46 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman is asking a judge in the Trayvon Martin shooting case to step down after she revealed a potential conflict of interest. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, filed the request Monday in Seminole County Circuit Court. O'Mara later said Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler revealed the potential conflict... more »
  • Judge says she may have conflict in Zimmerman case

    April 13, 2012 1:07 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - The Florida judge overseeing the second-degree murder case involving neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman says she may have a conflict of interest. Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler said Friday during a hearing in Sanford, Fla., that her husband works with an attorney who referred Zimmerman to his current... more »
  • House Speaker refuses request to change remap firm

    April 27, 2011 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House Speaker Jim Tucker says he won't hire a different law firm to represent the House in its remapping effort, despite complaints the current firm has a conflict of interest. Tucker says he chose Washington, D.C.-based Holtzman Vogel PLLC because of its expertise. He denies his... more »
  • LSU graduate stuck in Egypt during turmoil

    February 1, 2011 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As dozens of American citizens try to get out of Egypt, one LSU graduate blames the United States Embassy for his exit troubles. For fear of retaliation he does not want to be identified, but says he's been in Egypt for 11 months studying Arabic. ... more »

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