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India sentences 3 to hang for multiple rapes

The men were sentenced under a new, tougher law on sexual assaults. They were convicted in two separate cases, including the rape of a 23-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai.

Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban.

How Israeli-Palestinian peace would redefine home

More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?

Fort Hood: Another tragedy for a city scarred by violence

In Killeen, Texas, another mass shooting had some asking, "Again?" The flags flew at half staff as the community began to pick up the pieces.

NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

NASA employees are barred from traveling to Russia until further notice, and they also can't email or hold teleconferences with their Russian counterparts.

Fort Hood Shooting: Gunman kills 3, wounds 16

In remarks to reporters in Honolulu, Defense Secretary Hagel says he is aware of casualties at the Army base in Texas and that the facility remains under lockdown.

Supreme Court loosens limits on political contributions (updated)

The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions. here's what it means for California’s midterm Congressional races.

So you think you're smarter than a CIA agent

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.

While warning of Chinese cyberthreat, US launches its own attack

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."

Jet owned by 'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson joins missing Malaysia Airlines search

"The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" director Sir Peter Jackson's private business jet—a Gulfstream G650—is joining forces to aid in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to NBC LA.

Shrinking middle class? Not in Latin America

But unlike in the U.S., the gap between rich and poor in Latin America has narrowed. And the middle class has grown.

Job growth picked up some speed in March, survey signals

Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

Chile earthquake: 6 dead and light damage; no U.S. tsunami threat

There is no threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington, after an 8.2 earthquake off the coast of northern Chile Tuesday night.

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

Authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Ukraine prepares for May presidential vote

A former prime minister and a candy billionaire lead the pack of presidential contenders for the May election. One question is whether Crimea voters will have a say.

Global airlines call for better tracking method after MH370

The head of the International Air Travel Association says of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777: "We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish."