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Sen. Sanders: Republicans Not Serious

Friday, July 25, 2014

Washington — Talks in Congress about financing medical care for U.S. military veterans stalled for the second time in two weeks as the Senate’s top negotiator said Republican leaders are “not serious about negotiations.” “At this point, I can only conclude with great reluctance that the good faith we have shown is simply not being reciprocated by the other side,” Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, said …

Doctor Returns Fire At Gunman in Hospital Attack

Friday, July 25, 2014

Darby, Pa. — A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. The patient opened fire after entering the …

European Court Says Poland Complicit in CIA Detainment Compensation

Friday, July 25, 2014

Europe’s top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland allowed the CIA to detain two terrorism suspects at a secret prison on its territory where they were exposed to “torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.” In a 400-page ruling, the European Court of Human Rights said Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights and failed to properly investigate what had happened to …

War Escalates in Syria and Iraq

Friday, July 25, 2014

Washington — The world is transfixed by the conflict in Gaza, as the death tolls of both Palestinians and Israelis killed in the fighting continue to rise. It has animated global public opinion and sparked protests in myriad far-flung cities. But as the rockets and bombs fell, a …

Obama: Close Corporate Loopholes

Friday, July 25, 2014

Los Angeles — After zipping through the backyards and wallets of rich Democratic donors, President Obama concluded a West Coast fundraising swing on Thursday by trying to shift his focus back to the middle class. In a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Obama revived his push to …

Blast Rocks UN Shelter In Gaza Strip

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jerusalem — At least 15 Palestinians were killed and scores were wounded Thursday when explosions ripped through the courtyard of a United Nations school where hundreds of people who had fled fighting in the Gaza Strip had taken …

Senator Accused of Plagiarism

Friday, July 25, 2014

Helena, Mont. — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master’s degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him …

Ukrainian Government Collapses

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kiev, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government collapsed and the popular prime minister resigned Thursday, highlighting the political gridlock gripping the country struggling with a pro-Russia insurgency, a hostile neighbor and one of the weakest economies in Europe. The resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, considered a rising star …

GOPers Push ‘Compassion’

Friday, July 25, 2014

Washington — The last time Republicans began running for president, there was a race to be the most confrontational, the most unbending. Mitt Romney said he was “severely conservative” and got caught mocking the “47 percent.” Rick Perry …

Naked Thieves Take Burgers

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bonita Springs, Fla. — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery “dumb, dumber and dumbest.” Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men — two naked and one clad in …

Three Airline Disasters in One Week Kill 460

Friday, July 25, 2014

Washington — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. Industry …

At Least 80 Killed in Twin Blasts in Northern Nigeria City

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Johannesburg — Twin blasts in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna on Wednesday — both reportedly assassination attempts against prominent figures, killed at least 82 people. No one claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the first attack targeted the convoy of a cleric who has often criticized the …

Home Forever on Dutch Soil

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eindhoven, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. …