Kerry critical of Russia...Obama pep talk...Student's lawsuit against parents rejected

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.



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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia's advance into Ukraine "is not 21st-century, G-8, major nation behavior." Kerry offered the criticism in Kiev, Ukraine's capital. He visited a makeshift memorial to anti-government protesters killed last month. He also met with the leaders of Ukraine's new government.

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama says everything Democrats care about, including the environment, abortion rights, and early childhood education, depends on their party maintaining control of the Senate in the November elections. Speaking at a high-dollar fundraiser in suburban Virginia, Obama said Democrats have a tendency to "get a little sleepy" in midterm elections.

WASHINGTON (AP) —A recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program will apparently be rolled back by Congress. The House has voted by a wide margin to prevent homeowners in flood-prone areas from being overwhelmed by sharp premium increases. The measure now goes to the Senate, which passed its version in January.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man accused of stealing a South Carolina physician's identity and treating hundreds of patients, by doing checkups and prescribing drugs, has pleaded guilty. Authorities say Ernest Addo stole the identity of a friend who was a doctor and he worked for several medical clinics before his scheme was uncovered.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has denied the initial request of a northern New Jersey honor student who has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home. Rachel Canning had sought immediate relief in the form of $650 in weekly child support and the payment of the remainder of her tuition at Morris Catholic High School, as well as attorney's fees.

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