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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.

Senate, House back bills to aid Ukraine

The votes were a show of solidarity with President Barack Obama, who had already announced sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and others.

Former defense secretary James Schlesinger dies

James Schlesinger, a hawkish and erudite Republican who served in top Cabinet-level posts under three presidents, has died. He was 85.

Washington landslide: Recovery brings tears to searchers

Authorities have discovered at least 25 bodies, though not all have been recovered, and 90 are now confirmed missing after a deadly landslide Saturday.

Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

Traffic and unemployment are making you sick

We know smoking affects health. How about traffic and unemployment? A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines health in the U.S.

Relatives skeptical of Malaysia plane probe

Audience members asked how investigators could have reached conclusions about the direction and speed of the plane, and delegation members said they didn't have the technical expertise to answer.

Can a 250-year-old math theorem find a missing plane?

As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation

After 11 years of marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating. A spokeswoman for the Coldplay frontman confirmed the split.

Smartphones: Crucial police tool, if they can crack it

Your calls, your emails, your calendar, your photos — not to mention the GPS data embedded in those photos — could make a whole case, in one convenient package.

Wal-Mart recalls 'Cuddle Care' doll over burn hazard

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.

Washington landslide: 18 Calif. rescue specialists sent to help

FEMA requested support from five California urban search and rescue teams after a landslide in Washington state killed at least 14 people. More than 100 people are still missing.

Warning: Don't click on this email or hackers could take control

Microsoft released an emergency security alert noting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word that would allow hackers to take over users' computers. Their way in: RTF files.

IRS says it will treat Bitcoins as property, not currency

This means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the lower, capital-gains rate. The rule, however, also means investors have to keep extensive records.

Site of Washington state mudslide known to be dangerous

It was an area known to be prone to mudslides. Now, questions about why officials allowed building in a Washington community that was destroyed in a weekend mudslide.

Boston Marathon bombing: Report out on suspect's friend

A new report says an FBI agent was justified in shooting Ibragim Todashev, friend of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after he threatened investigators last May.