Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.
Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.
Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.
FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy.
Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal
BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.
Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball
It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time.
Column: 'There's better ways to conceal it.'
The thing that has baseball folks riled up about Michael Pineda isn't that he was trying to cheat. Everybody does that.
Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A giddy Michael Phelps qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final Thursday in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip.