- Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
- Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defiant demonstrators faced off with thousands of riot police on Kiev's central square as the sun rose Wednesday after an overnight confrontation in which police removed some barricades and tents from the protesters camp and scuffled with demonstrators.
- Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality.
- Uruguay OK's first national market for legal pot
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence.
- Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.
- Pacers rally in 2nd half to beat Heat, 90-84
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert threw all the inside body jabs Tuesday night. Paul George finished it off with the knockout blow.
- Texas AD: 'No decisions' made yet about Mack Brown
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown.
- Kobe still winless after Suns beat Lakers 114-108
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.
- AP Study: Hits to head still prevalent in NFL
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.
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