Connecticut Navy base has a feral cat problem

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Feral cats are stalking a submarine base in Connecticut, and officials say anyone caught feeding the felines will face disciplinary action.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Syrian villagers hope for calm as Russia keeps eye on truce

MAARZAF, Syria (AP) — Just days into a U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire, many residents in a pro-government Syrian village long engulfed in fierce fighting in a central province expressed hope Wednesday that the truce will prevail and that a sense of normalcy could soon return.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

Falling lottery sales pinch college scholarships in 8 states

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ticket-buying frenzy that erupted over January's $1 billion Powerball jackpot wasn't enough to reverse a long-running trend: Proceeds from lottery games aren't keeping pace with the higher education costs they were supposed to pay.

  • Written by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press