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American Airlines changes bag fees and mileage rules after US Airways merger

American Airlines Group Inc. announced changes to the frequent-flier programs and checked-bag policies on Tuesday.

US woman convicted of first-degree murder for fatally beating husband with hammer

PHOENIX - A woman was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.

Hillary Clinton praises Russian group Pussy Riot as 'strong and brave young women'

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is praising Russian punk band Pussy Riot as "strong and brave young women" who "refuse to let their voices be silenced."

Arizona woman convicted of first-degree murder for fatally beating husband with hammer

PHOENIX - A woman was convicted of first-degree Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings; US accuses Russia of fomenting unrest

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian authorities moved to quell pro-Moscow uprisings along the Russian border with mixed results Tuesday, retaking one occupied regional headquarters and watching protesters consolidate their hold on another.

Former socialite found guilty in 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband

TUCSON, Ariz. - A once-prominent socialite has been found guilty in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband.

Ukraine's security service: 60 people taken hostage in eastern city of Luhansk

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.

Calif. bill inspired by 'Blackfish' documentary would end orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A proposed California bill would force SeaWorld San Diego to stop using killer whales in its iconic shows and to release them from their tanks, the latest blowback that the exotic animal attraction has faced after a documentary criticized the marine park's animal welfare practices.

Federal judge upholds Kansas convictions for Canadian man who stole brother's identity

WICHITA, Kan. - A federal judge has upheld the convictions against a Canadian man who posed as his long-dead brother to escape child support obligations and legal difficulties stemming from drunken driving charges in his native country.

EU's top court nixes snooping legislation, strengthens privacy rights

BRUSSELS - The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

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