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Salaries rising for fundraisers at top charities

Raising money for charity has become lucrative work.

US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.

Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of the Clinton White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, who is leaving after three years in the job.

US looking into possible chemical attack in Syria

The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed in areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd).

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within "days, not weeks" whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said.

Hagel vists center where sex assault victims get information on phone, online

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to stop what he calls the "insidious crime" of sex assaults in the military -- but also to make sure victims are not neglected in the process.

Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday.

White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva agreement for containing tensions in the former Soviet state.

Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

Postal Service unveils image for Harvey Milk stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will feature a close-up, black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk on its commemorative stamp of the California politician and gay rights icon.

US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds.

Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.

High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.

Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.

Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.

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