ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation’s capital.
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HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.
U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.
WASHINGTON — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
BOSTON — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
WASHINGTON — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.
SANTIAGO, Chila — Chilean firefighters are struggling to control a blaze around the city of Valparaiso that has destroyed more than 2,000 homes, just two weeks after an earthquake collapsed houses in the north of the country.
WASHINGTON — The health-care law’s expansion of insurance coverage will cost $104 billion less than projected over the next decade, according to revised estimates from nonpartisan budget analysts Monday. The lower-than-expected costs will come largely because premiums will be cheaper than previously thought.
TOKYO — Japan has restricted shipments of almost 400,000 chickens in Kumamoto prefecture after the nation’s first outbreak of bird flu in three years, according to the Agriculture Ministry.
WASHINGTON — Two major environmental groups announced an alliance Monday between their political action arms in an effort to expand their influence on national policymakers.
LONDON — The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers said hearings on Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as Health and Human Services secretary provide a fresh opening to raise questions about President Obama’s health-care law.
Putin urges Obama to discourage Ukraine from using force against protesters
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.