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What Detroit crisis? Pension fund trustees hang out in Hawaii
25 May 2013 at 5:08am
The city of Detroit may be facing a deepening financial crisis but that hasn't stopped four trustees of its public pension funds from spending $22,000 of retirement system funds to attend a conference in Hawaii this week.
Key senators tightly control immigration debate
25 May 2013 at 6:51am
For all the soothing words she heard from fellow Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii never had a chance to win a relatively modest change to far-reaching immigration legislation.
?Heavy but grateful heart? on Memorial Day
24 May 2013 at 11:55am
Friends and family remember those who gave all to serve their nation.
Russian police detain activists, foes at gay rally
25 May 2013 at 7:40am
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.
Friend of alleged soldier killer arrested at BBC
25 May 2013 at 7:50am
Counterterrorism police on Saturday questioned a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the killing of an unarmed British soldier, a savage attack that has horrified Britain.
Improving economy alters political landscape
25 May 2013 at 12:09am
Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch and robs Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.
No quick fix for downed bridge on holiday weekend
25 May 2013 at 1:22am
Washington state officials are scrambling to find a temporary fix for a bridge that collapsed on an important interstate highway.
Arias jury foreman says life or death decision unfair
25 May 2013 at 1:26am
In the Jodi Arias trial, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
Judge: Ariz. sheriff's office profiles Latinos
25 May 2013 at 1:35am
A federal judge has ruled that the sheriff's office systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols.
As border tightens, some U.S.-Mexico neighbors reach across the fence
25 May 2013 at 5:30am
Mexican activist Maria Elena Borquez says the fence is a symbol of hostility.
Girl's suicide after alleged attack troubles town
25 May 2013 at 6:59am
One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers.
Thousands watch as murdered anti-Mafia priest is beatified in Sicily
25 May 2013 at 5:37am
A Sicilian priest gunned down by the Mafia 20 years ago outside his home in Palermo was beatified in a seafront ceremony.
Chile's Indians take on world's largest gold miner
25 May 2013 at 5:17am
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates their orchards and vineyards with its clear water.
Paper: Japan government says unaware of ghosts at PM residence
25 May 2013 at 3:22am
A delay in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife moving into their official residence, the site of past assassinations, has revived talk of ghosts in the corridors.
16 children, 1 teacher dead in Pakistan bus fire
25 May 2013 at 4:25am
Police say that a teacher was among the 17 burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire.