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Feb 27, 2015

Ancient wheat traces point to Stone Age trading links

Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent. That’s the conclusion scientists have drawn after discovering that samples from a now-submerged prehistoric camp in southern England ...

Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Feb 27, 2015

Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the next U.S. attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. Lynch, 55, now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New ...

Feb 27, 2015

Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash

Young, up-and-coming Mexican singer Ariel Camacho has died in a traffic accident after leaving a concert, his record company confirmed Thursday. Camacho, already popular in his home state of Sinaloa and parts of the U.S. as a singer of the “grupera” genre, was touring ...

Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Feb 27, 2015

Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the town of Baga where Boko Haram Islamists are accused of slaughtering hundreds of people last month in the group’s worst-ever massacre. “I wen t… to visit communities devastated by the excesses of Boko Haram,” Jonathan told ...

Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Feb 27, 2015

Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east

In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack ...

U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol

Feb 27, 2015

U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will likely wait until the spring to attack the port of Mariupol, U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper predicted Thursday, adding such a move did not seem imminent. Clapper said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was to establish a land ...

Feb 27, 2015

Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages. The official Petra news agency said that the agreement signed in Amman would set in motion the ...

Feb 27, 2015

FCC adopts Net-neutrality rule backed by Obama for open Internet

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court. The measure approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission ...