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FILE - In this June 1, 2005 file photo, former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee leaves the Washington Post building in Washngton. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Bradlee’s Sense of Style

Friday, October 24, 2014

“Hey, Tiger.” He said things like that. He had lusty greetings, exotic epithets and obsolete profanities he got away with. He was unabashed, uninhibited. Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, was a Boston Brahmin but enjoyed being an improper one. A lesbian friend from his postwar Paris days wasn’t just “gay,” she was “gay as a goose.” A newly divorced editor with a revived sex life was “finally getting his ashes hauled.” The primal motive driving Jackie Kennedy Onassis was “she needs a lot of dough.” Men were divided into two camps: those whose private parts “clanked when they walked” and those …

Deaths at Border Drop to 15-Year Low

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government recorded 307 deaths in the 2014 fiscal year that ended in September — …

Hundreds Killed in Airstrikes

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Despite the large death toll and international intervention to aid Kurdish forces fighting to defend Kobani, Islamic State forces on Thursday seized a hilltop overlooking …

Text Messages Being Used in Ebola Fight

Friday, October 24, 2014

Washington — Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: The text message. Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United Nations Children’s Fund sent texts to a group of Monrovia …

White House Jumper Tried Breach Before

Friday, October 24, 2014

Washington — The man accused of jumping the White House fence Wednesday evening and being stopped by a K-9 unit was charged Thursday with two misdemeanors, and he also faces charges alleging he tried to break into the …

NYC Doctor Back From Africa Has Ebola

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the …

Man’s Ashes to Be Scattered in Mo. Fireworks Display

Friday, October 24, 2014

Springfield, Mo. — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver’s cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his …

Canada Rethinks Security Laws

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ottawa, Canada — As U.S. military forces have engaged in more than a decade of war across the Middle East, America has found an unwavering partner in Canada, a country with an otherwise peaceful image. Now, after two …

Attacks Continue After Truce With Boko Haram Militants

Friday, October 24, 2014

Johannesburg — Nigeria’s week-old cease-fire with the militant group Boko Haram is in doubt, with dozens more women and children abducted and other near-daily attacks by insurgents. The fate of 219 schoolgirls abducted in April from the town of Chibok remains unclear, as does that of hundreds of …

Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Is at Highest Point In 20 Years

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since …

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Killings of Iraqis

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington — An infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors of killing unarmed civilians in the chaotic streets of Baghdad. The former Blackwater men were charged with killing 14 civilians and wounding others on Sept. 16, 2007, at …

Investigation Info Leaks In Ferguson

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. …

U.S. to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Atlanta — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will …