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Obama Aims To Strengthen Ties to India

Monday, January 26, 2015

President Obama vowed Monday to accelerate U.S. trade and investment in India, saying both nations need to do more to capitalize on the “untapped potential” in a relationship that could define economic and environmental health in both countries. “In our globalized world, the fortunes of the United States and the fortunes of India are inextricably linked. We can grow and we can prosper together,” Obama told a group of business …

70 Years Later, Auschwitz Survivors Still Meet to Remember, Persevere

Monday, January 26, 2015

There are fewer and fewer of those who still remember. The Russian army entered Auschwitz — the network of extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland — on Jan. 27, 1945, liberating the most notorious site of the Holocaust. In the decades since, groups of survivors have gathered to honor that day — including an annual remembrance at Auschwitz itself. This …

Milk Industry Pushes Back on ‘Anti-Dairy Folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are …

Islamic State Flees Key Kurdish Town in Syria

Monday, January 26, 2015

Irbil, Iraq — Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State’s four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run. “The Islamic State …

Big Cities Brace for Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of …

Egypt: Mubarak’s Sons’ Release Caps Violence

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cairo — In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak’s two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of protester killings by an increasingly …

Potential Colorado Theater Shooting Jurors Break Out Excuses

Monday, January 26, 2015

Centennial, Colo. — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter …

Unmanned Aerial Drone Crashes at White House

Monday, January 26, 2015

Washington — A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed onto the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president’s security — and a growing threat from the …

Russia Defiant After Western Threats Over Ukraine

Monday, January 26, 2015

Moscow — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded …

Doctors Focus on ‘Vaccine-Hesitant’ to Fight Outbreaks

Monday, January 26, 2015

The child was behind on her vaccinations. Wendy Sue Swanson took note of this as she talked with the girl’s parents last week at a medical clinic in Mill Creek, Wash., outside Seattle. Swanson, like many pediatricians, sometimes …

College Savings Become Political

Monday, January 26, 2015

Washington — President Obama this week touted new ways to help students pay for college, but he also proposed stripping away a benefit: a significant tax advantage of college savings plans used by millions of American families. The benefit allows families to withdraw money tax-free from savings plans …

Yemen On Edge After Resignation

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government’s resignation in response to a siege by Shiite rebels. The decision Thursday by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his cabinet …

Chewing Is Better Than Slurping

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chewing is so last year. The more modern way to get food into your body is, apparently, to slurp it through a straw, suck it out of a pouch or gulp it from a container. Just consider the invasion of fashionable juice bars and bottled, cold-pressed or blenderized …