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Ukraine agreement reached, but street resists
Under heavy pressure from the West following a deadly day of clashes and sniper fire in the capital, President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders struck a deal Friday aimed at bringing Ukraine’s three-month political crisis to an end. But radical protesters and some pro-Russian factions rejected it, leaving lingering doubts over whether peace could be restored.
Today in History for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2014. There are 312 days left in the year.
2 men sentenced in brutal attack on Giants fan
An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards and a nightmare for people who go to games.
Today in History for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Today is Friday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2014. There are 313 days left in the year.
Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting
Four people were shot to death and two others wounded in a shooting and knife attack Thursday at an American Indian tribal headquarters in California, authorities said.
Older Americans early winners under health law
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They’re unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.
N.C. governor briefed on coal ash lawsuit
North Carolina’s top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory before intervening in lawsuits against Duke Energy, resulting in a negotiated settlement that fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations over groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps.
Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva
It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers — bound for Italy from Addis Ababa — realize something was terribly wrong.
Today in History for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2014. There are 316 days left in the year.
South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing
An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry.
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