Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.
Nigerians await final tally in bitter presidential vote
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The second day of vote counting in a bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will be governing Africas richest and biggest nation.
Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians.
Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power
Syrian media: Islamic State attacks government-held village
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrias state-run news agency says Islamic State militants have launched an attack on a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least eight people and wounding scores.
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UK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thought
LONDON (AP) — Britains national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year.
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Turkey hit by massive power outage
A huge power outage hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbuls public transport network.
Peru prime minister deposed in spy row
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the countrys spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.
Williams family to talk out of court
The wife and adult children of late actor and comedian Robin Williams agree to meet outside court to try and resolve their dispute over his belongings.
Alarm as Turkey backs new police powers
Turkish MPs back sweeping new powers for police
Eurozone deflation eases in March
Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.
Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram
TV presenter and actor Stephen Fry says hes deleting his Instagram account telling his followers he was hounded off.
Falcons lose pick after fake noise
NFL side Atlanta Falcons lose their draft pick for 2016 and are fined $350,000 for using fake crowd noise at home games.
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Deal or not, Iran's a winner in nuke talks
Deal or no deal in the Iranian nuclear talks, Tehran is already behaving like its made a killing.
Opinion: 'Daily Show' missed an opportunity
As a person-of-color, African-American, veteran minority journalist and longtime enthusiast of all things Daily Show, I am of course as happy, proud and thrilled as the wife of a successful Apollo astronaut over the impending ascension of Trevor Noah, the
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Child, 4, found alone on bus at 3 a.m.
4-year-old Annabelle is back home with her parents after leaving the house in the middle of the night to go buy a slushie. HLNs Melissa Knowles reports.
Massive power outage hits Turkey
A massive power outage hit Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out out broad swathes of the country and affecting air traffic control in the countrys airspace.
Go inside $193M Buddhist monastery
Indiana law unleashes firestorm
Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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DEVELOPING: Virginia hospital on lockdown after prisoner escapes with gun
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INDIANA BACKLASH Lawmakers hurry to 'clarify' new religious freedom law
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KURTZ: Why Martin O'Malley is running without laying a glove on Hillary - Rubio to announce 201(...)
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DEADLINE DAY: Both sides of Iran nuclear talks far apart on key issues
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Growing number of student loan recipients face default after going on 'debt strike'
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EAGER FOR EMERALD 8 people, 1 country spar over rare 840-pound stone
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Rebels push offensive in Aden, killing dozens with artillery fire
SANAA, Yemen — Artillery fire in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, the last stronghold of the embattled Yemeni government, killed 26 people overnight Tuesday, news reports said. Iran-allied Houthi rebels along with allied army units are pressing in on
Iraq's former leader still looms large months after his ouster
BAGHDAD – Inside the walls of his shaded villa in the heart of Baghdads fortified Green Zone, Nouri al-Maliki still greets his visitors in the same marble floored office where he worked for eight years as prime minister.Read full article
Diplomats scurry to make a deal before self-imposed midnight deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — As deadline day dawned at the Iran nuclear talks Tuesday, diplomats scurried to find a way out of an impasse over sanctions and research so they can make a preliminary deal by their midnight deadline. Read full
WorldViews: Two German businessmen are on a daring mission to save migrants from drowning in th(...)
Harald Höppner and Matthias Kuhnt could have spent their savings on houses or cars. Instead, they decided to rescue refugees.Thousands of people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in recent years. The two CEOs of a mid-size company in eastern Germany had
U.S., Britain fear possible ‘political interference’ in Nigerian election
KADUNA, Nigeria — The United States and Britain said Monday that Nigeria’s election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference,” a harsh warning issued just as the official vote count began in a crucial election for Africa’s most populous
Dozens killed in airstrike at refugee camp in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike killed dozens of people Monday at a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, in what appeared to be the single deadliest attack since a Saudi ­Arabia-led coalition sent warplanes to target Shiite insurgents advancing
WorldViews: Saudi Arabia’s hostile relationship with Russia is leaving Egypt stuck in the middle
At a gathering of Arab leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh this weekend, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi read a letter from Vladimir Putin. We support Arab nations in their effort to ensure a safe future and urge them to resolve all emerging challenges peacefully without any foreign
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Shots fired in Virginia hospital, possibly during escape by prisoner: CBS News
(Reuters) - Shots were fired in a Washington D.C.-area hospital early on Tuesday morning, possibly during an escape by a prisoner, CBS News reported.
Nigeria opposition's Buhari ahead as vote count resumes
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerias opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari held a sizeable lead as counting in the countrys election resumed on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades
Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander
Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious
TOKYO/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the
Yoox buys Richemont's Net-a-Porter in all-share deal
PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Italian online fashion retailer Yoox has agreed to acquire Richemonts Net-a-Porter (NAP) in an all-share deal that will create an industry leader in the fast-growing online luxury goods market.
Saudi-led strikes again hit Yemen overnight
ADEN (Reuters) - Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the groups northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said.
Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics agree to end legal disputes
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to end ongoing legal disputes and work out future disagreements through dialogue.
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GOP hopefuls back Gov. Pence on religious freedom
Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal defend Ind. governors action on controversial law.       
Report: Parties prepare to issue Iran nuke talks statement
The talks between the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, are focused on curbing Irans nucl...    
Obama's day: Iran
The U.S. and Iran face a Tuesday deadline on nuclear talks.       
Escaped prisoner search puts Va. hospital in lockdown
The situation began around 3:00 a.m., which was described earlier as an active shooter investigation.       
Va. hospital in lockdown as police search for suspect
The situation began around 3:00 a.m., which was described earlier as an active shooter investigation.       
5 things you need to know Tuesday
The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.       
Hillary Clinton also used iPad for email
While limited, the emails offer one of the first looks into Clintons correspondence while secretary of state.     
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'Active Shooter Situation' Reported at Virginia Hospital
Police were investigating an active shooter situation at a hospital in northern Virginia early Tuesday, NBC Washington reported.
Remembering Selena, On 20th Anniversary Of Her Death
Tuesday marks two decades since Selena was shot dead at the age of 23 by the former president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar.
Will They or Won't They? Iran Talks Clock Is Running Out
Iran and six world powers buckled down on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to hammer out a nuclear deal.
Glow-in-the-Dark Tampons Track Sewage in Rivers
Environmental watchdogs have a new weapon in the fight against the sewage polluting our rivers: glow-in-the-dark tampons.
Two Killed When Forest Service Chopper Crashes
A third person was seriously injured when the Forest Service helicopter crashed during a controlled burn in De Soto National Forest in Mississippi.
State of Emergency as Floods, Landslides Swamp Peru
Three regions affected by recent heavy rains leading to floods and landslides in which more than two dozen people died.
Italy Is Running Out of Pizza Makers
Almost half of young Italians are unemployed, but few want to make pizzas for a living.
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From Trap to Table
In Vietnam, wildlife smugglers operate freely, threatening some species that are considered delicacies, like the pangolin, whose meat is coveted in parts of China.
Robert Durst’s Wife Steps Back After Years of Defending Him
The relationship between Mr. Durst and Debrah Lee Charatan, who supported him once before when he was accused of murder, has taken a sharp turn.
Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves
Major league teams are being encouraged to have an interpreter for players who typically rely on teammates, coaches, clubhouse attendants and others.
Well: Endometriosis Is Often Ignored in Teenage Girls
Debilitating pain, internal bleeding and even infertility may result when the condition is overlooked or played down by physicians.
Books of The Times: Review: Charles Simic Displays a Poet’s Voice and His Passions
Two new books by this Pulitzer winner, “The Lunatic,” a book of poems, and an essay collection, “The Life of Images,” are intense and intensely charming.
Cookbooks: ‘Root to Leaf,’ a Field Guide to Vegetables
In “Root to Leaf,” Steven Satterfield offers both philosophy and instruction, with recipes that reward, again and again, the minimal treatment of the very best ingredients.
As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves
The talks themselves are already changing the dynamics of regional politics as Saudi Arabia, Iran’s chief regional rival, acts against Iranian-backed groups in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.
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Iran Nuke Talks To Continue in New Phase To Reach Deal by July
The deadline for the talks has already been extended twice
How 3D Imaging Can Tell Exactly How Old You Are
You may be able to dodge questions about your age, but your face can’t
The 5 Best iPhone Games of the Month
Play our favorite iPhone games of March
How Terri Schiavo Shaped the Right-to-Die Movement
The question of the role of government in end-of-life decisions still resonates 10 years later
The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies
These apps could make your next journey a little faster, cheaper and smarter
In Bangladesh, the Slaying of Another Blogger Spotlights Spiraling Extremism
Mondays attack is the second of the same nature within five weeks
Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality
While still in the development stage, the peer-to-peer technology had significant benefits
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NYPD: Woman found shot to death in her apartment
New York City police are investigating the death of a 70-year-old woman found with a gunshot wound to the head at her Queens apartment.
Hempstead district weighing high school 'restructuring'
Hempstead school officials are in early talks with higher-education institutions about possible instructional reforms and changes at the high school, which is on a state priority list because of students poor academic performance.
LIRR: Ronkonkoma trains delayed Tuesday morning
Ronkonkoma Branch customers should anticipate delays of 15 to 25 minutes during the Tuesday morning commute after a freight car derailment damaged the Long Island Rail Roads signal system, the rail service said.
Man discovered breaking into Patchogue home, police say
A Brentwood man was charged after police spotted him trying to pry open a house window with a screwdriver in Patchogue, Suffolk police said.
Opponents cheer court ruling upholding denial of scrap metal yard in Roosevelt
Residents and members of a business and community group in Roosevelt are happy that a local demolition debris carting business will not be allowed to bring a scrap metal yard into the area.
State deal toughens teacher evaluations, makes it harder to secure tenure, official says
ALBANY -- A top Cuomo administration official said Senate and Assembly leaders have agreed to new laws that will toughen teacher evaluations and make it harder for teachers to secure tenure.
NYSUT chief to parents: Children should boycott state tests
The leader of the states 600,000-member teacher union Monday urged parents to have their children boycott state tests next month, even as Albany lawmakers rushed to revamp a system that uses students scores on those exams to help rate teachers
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