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Mar 5, 2015

Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artifacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country’s anthropology institute said on Wednesday. The artifacts unearthed at the site, in ...

Mar 5, 2015

Second LA hospital issues alert over 'superbug'

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert. The top hospital, known for treating Hollywood celebrities, said four patients were confirmed with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae ...

Mar 5, 2015

Turkey seeks EU help to stop migrant 'ghost ships'

Turkey is appealing to the European Union to help it combat the phenomenon of ghost ships used by smugglers to send hundreds of migrants at a time toward European shores. Turkey’s ambassador in Brussels, Selim Yenel, told EU lawmakers Wednesday that his country needs ...

Mar 5, 2015

Roberts, Obamacare savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, kept his cards close on Wednesday. And the man who occupies the center chair on the Supreme Court’s ...

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails, which have created a political storm for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. The U.S. House of Representatives ...

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly

U.S. transportation safety investigators said on Wednesday they are reviewing a request to reopen a probe into the 1959 airplane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson, better known as “The Big Bopper,” and their pilot. The original investigation 56 years ...

Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

Mar 5, 2015

Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

A piece of jawbone with teeth attached, uncovered in Ethiopia, is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo, to which humans belong, researchers said Wednesday. The discovery suggests that humankind’s ancestors were living in what is now the Ledi-Geraru research area of Afar ...

Mar 5, 2015

Israel to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions

Israel will double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory’s Hamas rulers, defense officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the commander of Cogat, the defense agency that deals with Gazan civilian affairs, ...

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Mar 5, 2015

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother. Judy Clarke, one of ...

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Mar 5, 2015

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended an impromptu candlelight vigil outside the country’s parliament in Canberra on Thursday for two Australian drug smugglers who face execution in Indonesia. The vigil, which was also attended by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and opposition Labor Party leader ...

Chadian president vows to 'wipe out' Boko Haram

Mar 5, 2015

Chadian president vows to 'wipe out' Boko Haram

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Wednesday vowed to “wipe out” Boko Haram and called on the group’s chief, Abubakar Shekau, to give himself up, warning that he knew where the militant leader was hiding out. “It is in Abubakar Shekau’s interest to surrender, we ...

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

Mar 5, 2015

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

The state of gay marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court’s ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge’s order to issue licenses to gays and lesbians. The Alabama Supreme Court ...