Nation & world

  1. General Mills reverses itself on consumers' right to sue


    General Mills, one of the country's largest food companies, announced in a stunning about-face Saturday night that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.

  2. Tally points to runoff in race for president in Afghanistan



    Tally points to runoff in race for president

  3. GM delayed recall of cars, sending alerts instead


    The first word from General Motors that the Chevrolet Cobalt had a dangerous safety problem came nine years ago, in a letter to dealers warning them that the cars could suddenly stall because of faulty ignition switches.

  4. Evidence frays Russia's denials of forces in Ukraine


    KIEV, Ukraine — For two weeks, the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen known as "green men" have seized Ukrainian government sites in town after town, igniting a brush fire of separatist unrest across eastern Ukraine. Strenuous denials from the Kremlin have followed accusation by Ukrainian officials that …

    Masked pro-Russian insurgents show a detained man, reportedly a member of the nationalist Ukrainian group Right Sector, to people gathered at barricades in front of a regional administration building seized on Sunday by the insurgents in Donetsk, Ukraine.
  5. Resupply capsule makes connection with space station


    CAPE CANAVERAL — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, not a bunny.

    The SpaceX Dragon begins the process Sunday of being connected to the International Space Station. Among other items, more than 2 tons of food were carried by the Dragon.