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Congress passes bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Congress finalized legislation Monday to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from being hit with a 24 percent cut in their payments from the government.

Russia may withdraw some troops from near border with Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces, which might reduce some tensions in the region.

Stocks rise after Fed's Yellen says economy's not so hot

What may seem like bad news from the central bank chief — "the recovery still feels like a recession to many Americans" — was good news to investors trying to gauge the Fed's next move. Here's why.

Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities

The Citi Foundation is donating $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in Los Angeles and nine other U.S. cities.

Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs

The Boston Public Library will host an exhibit titled "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Only 'ocean junk' found so far as search for jet continues

Planes and ships continue to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. But there's no sign of the jet or the 239 people on board. They disappeared on March 8.

Watch: U of Arizona fans clash with police after NCAA loss

Several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets following the University of Arizona basketball team's loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament.

List of those missing in Washington mudslide shrinks by two-thirds

The list of people who aren't accounted for has continued to shrink since early reports that nearly 200 people were missing after the mudslide. Officials have raised the death toll to 18 people.

Between Russia and Ukraine, border cities share only worry

The buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border is unnerving residents to either side. Though sharply divided in opinion, all fear to lose ties of family and trade.

Angry relatives of passengers on Flight 370 demand answers

Holding banners with messages like, "Hand us the murderer" and "Give us our relatives back," the family members chanted, "Tell us the truth," at a news conference in Malaysia.

Are billboards effective advertising?

Billboard companies are turning a profit despite the challenge of measuring the effectiveness of the advertisements to influence consumers.

Dad freed after girl talks to pope on immigration

As her father faced deportation, a California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help. Her father was released from custody Friday.

Obama, Putin talk about diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

The White House said Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further provocations.

NY/NJ Port Authority chairman resigns amid traffic scandal

David Samson's resignation comes amid questions about lane closures near the George Washington Bridge and whether has used his position to boost his law firm.

US recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

UN General Assembly: 'No validity' for Crimea referendum

In a rebuke of Moscow, the 193-member body voted to condemn Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.