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Last Updated Mar 2, 2015 02:57PM

Washington • Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday wouldn’t cause such a fuss. But a foreign leader denouncing U.S. policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upends nearly two centuries of tradition. A joint …

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  • In a Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, Toronto's Deputy Police Chief Mark Saunders explains evidence photos as he speaks to the media about a tunnel found near one of the venues for this year's Pan American Games, at a press conference in Toronto. Police said Monday March 2, 2015 that two young men who built the mysterious tunnel had no criminal intent, they just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near a Pan Am Games venue. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel to use as man cave
    Toronto • Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave. Const. Victo...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 photo, ice clogs the water between wharves in Portland, Maine. Portland Harbor is encountering more ice than it has in years thanks to the coldest February on record. Several lobster boats were locked in the ice, unable to move, and ice breakers are needed to keep commerce flowing. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast, Midwest waterways
    Portland, Maine • Waterways around the Northeast and the Midwest are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places. The ice is making life misera...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas
    Jerusalem • Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited ma...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 11:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Jury to resume deciding life for death for killer Jodi Arias
    Phoenix • Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend are resuming de...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share


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