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Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in Crimea

Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in CrimeaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron warned the Kremlin on Friday that Russia would face far reaching consequences if it sent troops into Ukraine after a referendum in Crimea which he said has been carried out under the barrel of a Kalashnikov. "Since we last met a sham and illegal referendum has taken place at the barrel of a Kalashnikov and

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Asia rides Wall Street rebound, firm yen hits Tokyo stocks

Asia rides Wall Street rebound, firm yen hits Tokyo stocksBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday after Wall Street reversed a three-day losing streak, but Japanese stocks dropped sharply after the yen surged on fading hopes of near-term stimulus from the Bank of Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.9 percent , taking heart from a recovery in U.S. stocks overnight. Japanese stocks had a tough day on the back of the stronger yen

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Police to release new Kurt Cobain photo

Police to release new Kurt Cobain photoSEATTLE (AP) — With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death approaching, a Seattle police detective re-examined the case files in connection with the Nirvana front man's suicide.

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Calving season brings hope to western SD ranchers

Calving season brings hope to western SD ranchersSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle ranchers discovered tens of thousands of dead animals in their fields last fall after an unexpected blizzard slammed western North and South Dakota, a devastating loss for their livelihood, but they're finding renewed hope as spring calving season contributes to their herds' recovery.

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Most cigarettes sold in New York were smuggled out of state

Most cigarettes sold in New York were smuggled out of stateA new study claims that higher cigarette taxes have led to a surge in black market sales of tobacco in New York and other states.

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Giant Marilyn Monroe arrives at temporary new home

Giant Marilyn Monroe arrives at temporary new homeHAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip by flatbed.

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