Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

Wednesday's Sports In Brief

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

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Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

Grossman to debate head of Massachusetts gun lobby

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman is planning to face off against the head of the state's gun lobby in a debate over proposed changes in gun laws.

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.

Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.