MARSHALL ISLANDS SUING THE U.S. AND THE WORLD'S EIGHT OTHER NUCLEAR-ARMED NATIONS DEMANDING THEY MEET THEIR OBLIGATIONS TOWARD DISARMAMENT *

THE PACIFIC ISLAND GROUP WAS USED FOR DOZENS OF U.S. NUCLEAR TESTS AFTER WWII *

THE MARSHALL ISLANDS CLAIMS THE NINE COUNTRIES ARE MODERNIZING THEIR NUCLEAR ARSENALS INSTEAD OF NEGOTIATING DISARMAMENT *

RUSSIA'S DEFENSE MIN ANNOUNCES NEW MILITARY EXERCISES IN RUSSIA'S SOUTH AND WEST IN REACTION TO MOUNTING UNREST IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

IN ADDITION TO EXERCISES INVOLVING GROUND TROOPS, RUSSIA SAYS AIR FORCES WILL BE PATROLLING THE BORDER *

TENSIONS IN UKRAINE AND NATO EXERCISES IN POLAND ARE CITED AS REASONS FOR THE EXERCISES *

FDA PLANS TO IMPOSE FIRST FED REGULATIONS ON ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES *

PROPOSED RULES WILL BAN SALES OF THE POPULAR DEVICES TO ANYONE UNDER 18 AND REQUIRE MAKERS TO GAIN FDA APPROVAL FOR THEIR PRODUCTS *

SALES OF E-CIGARETTES ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH $2 BIL THIS YEAR *

TUNE IN TO FOX NEWS CHANNEL ON MONDAY FOR "OUTNUMBERED," A NEW SHOW AIRING WEEKDAYS AT NOON *

AND BE SURE TO CATCH "HAPPENING NOW" WEEKDAYS AT 11 AM AND 1 PM *

FCC PROPOSING NEW RULES ON INTERNET TRAFFIC THAT WOULD ALLOW BROADBAND PROVIDERS TO CHARGE CONTENT COMPANIES FOR ACCESS TO FASTER LANES *

THE PROPOSAL IS THE FCC'S THIRD ATTEMPT AT ENFORCING "NET NEUTRALITY," THE PRINCIPLE THAT CONSUMERS SHOULD HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET *

FCC CHMN TOM WHEELER SAYS THE PROPOSAL WOULD "RESTORE THE CONCEPTS OF NET NEUTRALITY" WHILE REMAINING CONSISTENT WITH A FED COURT RULING THAT STRUCK DOWN AGENCY RULES INTENDED TO GUARANTEE FREE AND OPEN INTERNET *

ISRAELI GOVT HALTS PEACE TALKS WITH THE PALESTINIANS IN RESPONSE TO A NEW UNITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN RIVAL PALESTINIAN FACTIONS *

MOVE FOLLOWS PALESTINIAN PRES MAHMOUD ABBAS' DECISION TO FORM A UNITY GOVT WITH THE RIVAL HAMAS MOVEMENT AFTER A SEVEN-YEAR SPLIT *

SCRAPPING THE NEGOTIATIONS WILL END SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY'S NINE-MONTH PEACE INITIATIVE *

HAMAS IS CONSIDERED A TERROR GROUP BY ISRAEL AND THE WEST *

SAUDI ARABIA REPORTS FOUR NEW DEATHS FROM A MIDDLE EAST VIRUS RELATED TO SARS AND 36 NEW CASES OF INFECTION *

THE MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (MERS), WHICH APPEARED IN 2012, BELONGS TO A FAMILY OF VIRUSES KNOWN AS CORONAVIRUSES THAT INCLUDE BOTH THE COMMON COLD AND SARS, WHICH KILLED SOME 800 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE IN 2003 *

THERE'S NO VACCINE OR TREATMENT FOR THE VIRUS, WHICH HAS NOW KILLED 85 PEOPLE IN SAUDI ARABIA, AND IT'S STILL UNCLEAR HOW IT'S TRANSMITTED *

SYRIAN GOVT AIRSTRIKES HIT A VEGETABLE MARKET IN THE TOWN OF ATAREB IN ALEPPO PROVINCE, KILLING AT LEAST 27 *

OFFICIALS SAY DEATH TOLL IS LIKELY TO RISE *

REBEL-HELD ATAREB IS LOCATED NEAR THE CITY OF ALEPPO, SYRIA'S LARGEST URBAN CENTER AND A MAJOR BATTLEGROUND IN THE COUNTRY'S THREE-YR-OLD CIVIL WAR *

MEANWHILE, A SECOND LAWMAKER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR JUNE'S PRES ELECTION *

PRO-RUSSIA INSURGENTS RELEASE AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST THEY'D HELD SINCE TUES *

SIMON OSTROVSKY OF VICE NEWS IS REPORTEDLY IN GOOD CONDITION AND HEADING TO THE CITY OF DONETSK *

OSTROVSKY DISAPPEARED TUES IN THE CITY OF SLOVYANSK, WHERE PRO-RUSSIA ARMED MEN HAVE SEIZED THE POLICE STATION AND ANOTHER GOVT BUILDING *

U.S. MEASLES CASES RISE TO THEIR HIGHEST POINT SINCE 1996 *

129 CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF MID-APRIL, MOSTLY IN CA AND NYC *

OUTBREAK WAS LIKELY TRIGGERED BY TRAVELERS WHO CAUGHT THE VIRUS ABROAD AND SPREAD IT TO UNVACCINATED PEOPLE IN THE U.S. *

THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE HAD BEEN CONSIDERED ELIMINATED AS OF 2000 *

OK GOV MARY FALLIN (R) SAYS TWO DEATH ROW INMATES WILL BE EXECUTED TUES *

OK'S SUPREME COURT RULED WED THAT THE TWO INMATES ARE NOT ENTITLED TO KNOW THE SOURCE OF THE DRUGS THAT WILL BE USED TO KILL THEM - INFO THEY HAD SOUGHT IN A LAWSUIT *

YESTERDAY'S RULING ALSO DISSOLVES A STAY OF EXECUTION ISSUED EARLIER THIS WK *

INITIAL CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ROSE LAST WEEK BY 24,000 TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED 329,000 *

FOUR-WEEK AVERAGE FOR NEW CLAIMS ROSE BY ONLY 4,750 TO 316,750 *

NUMBER OF PEOPLE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS AFTER AN INITIAL WEEK OF AID FELL BY 61,000 TO 2.68 MIL IN THE WEEK ENDING ON APRIL 12, THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE DEC 2007 *

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS AT 6.7% IN MARCH *

MLB SUSPENDS NY YANKEES PITCHER MICHAEL PINEDA FOR 10 GAMES AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT USING PINE TAR TO HELP HIM GRIP THE BALL *

PINEDA WAS EJECTED FROM WED NIGHT'S GAME AGAINST BOSTON AFTER UMPIRES FOUND THE PINE TAR ON HIS NECK *

SUSPENSION WILL BEGIN TONIGHT UNLESS PINEDA APPEALS *