Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia
GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.
Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say
WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday.
Little government response to bombing a year later
BOSTON (AP) — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.
Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time
MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.
Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason.
Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings
CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox used patience and 15 walks to rally and force extra innings.
Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson
NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.