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Lawmakers in Crimea have scheduled a referendum on whether to unite with Russia. Meanwhile, Russian legislators are considering two bills to streamline the process for Crimea to become part of Russia.
With an executive order Thursday, President Obama authorized sanctions on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. Speaker Boehner praised the sanctions and offered congressional support going forward.
President Obama is holding a Spanish-language town hall on the Affordable Care Act. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but it's had a rocky start.
The measure would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks. The vote was 55-45 vote.
Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.
The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.
The world is "well beyond the days when borders can be withdrawn over the heads of democratic leaders," the president said Thursday.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, facing court-martial on charges he sexually assaulted a female captain, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of an extramarital affair.
Saadi Gadhafi, who is accused in connection with crackdowns on anti-regime protesters in the lead up to his father's 2011 ouster, had been under house arrest in the West African country.
Did the agency spy on Senate staffers? Did those Senate aides take classified documents from the CIA's headquarters? Investigators are sorting through the accusations.
It's spring break for tech geeks as an estimated 30,000 take part in the SXSW Interactive Festival. The director, Hugh Forrest, expects surveillance, privacy and wearable devices to be hot topics.
One of the big arguments for cigarettes is that they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But an analysis of teens finds that the rise of vaping hasn't led to a big drop in tobacco use.
As the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway, one of the major questions hanging over the event is this: how much clout does the Tea Party still have?
American host Liz Wahl said she had no interest in being part of the Kremlin-backed Russia Today channel because it "whitewashes the actions of Putin."
More than a dozen states are considering bills that would criminalize the online posting of sexually explicit photos or videos without the subject's consent. But First Amendment experts urge caution.
The California convicts overcame the extreme isolation of their imprisonment to organize a 30,000-prisoner-strong movement. Their goal? To end long-term incarceration in solitary confinement.
Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
Also: George Saunders wins the Story Prize; and the murder trial continues for "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius.
Judges in Massachusetts say a "peeping Tom" law doesn't apply to surreptitious shots taken from below women's skirts. Does that make sense?