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Parents: No Death For Bomber

Friday, April 17, 2015

Days before a jury is scheduled to begin deciding whether to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the parents of the youngest person to die in the Boston Marathon bombing urged federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table. In a front-page essay published Friday in the Boston Globe, Bill and Denise Richard called on prosecutors to drop the death penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial and bring the case to …

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flood New Hampshire

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nashua, n.h. —Just days after Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the race — and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself — more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls descended on the first-in-the-nation primary state Friday to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on. GOP rivals at a party gathering tested out new lines of attack on …

Highway Abuzz With Millions of Bees After Truck Tips

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lynwood, Wash. — A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, or about 13.7 million bees, Washington State …

Arizona Sheriff Loses Racial Profiling Bid Again

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Phoenix — A San Francisco appeals court said it again: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies can’t detain car occupants simply because they’re Latino. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld almost all the remedies imposed …

Europe Goes After Google On Anti-Trust

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Europe’s top antitrust regulator, announced Wednesday that she was formally accusing Google of violating European antitrust laws by favoring its search results over those from competitors. While an investigation of Google had dragged on for five years without …

World & Nation Briefs for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Airstrike Reportedly Kills Al-Qaida Leader in Yemen Cairo — Yemen’s al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement posted on Twitter that …

Study: 29 Million Medical Records Breached

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Electronic health records were supposed to make life better for patients and doctors — getting rid of bulky and messy paper files, streamlining delivery of care and organizing medical information so that scientists can use it to make discoveries. But those benefits could be for naught if digital …

Wily Mountain Lion Spellbinds L.A.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Los Angeles — A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away. The 125-pound beast, easily recognizable by the collar and ear tag …

Obama To Take Cuba Off Terror List

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Washington — President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after more than a quarter-century, the White House said Tuesday, taking a major step toward Obama’s goal of normalizing relations with the island nation. The announcement comes just days after Obama’s …

Mobilizing for $15 Per Hour

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Washington — Heartened by growing support for their cause and recent pay increases by large corporate employers, America’s low-wage workers will continue their fight for higher pay today with protests, rallies and one-day walkouts scheduled in more than 200 cities. The actions are expected to attract thousands of …

President, Congress Strike Iran Deal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Washington — Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president and …

Driving Path Scrutinized After Fatal Disney Crash

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Orlando, Fla. — The Lamborghini involved in a fatal crash at Walt Disney World Speedway was going in a direction for which the track was not originally designed, and some in the racing community are wondering if that contributed to the passenger’s death. The Exotic Driving Experience’s cars …

World & Nation Briefs for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

China Releases 5 Women’s Activists Beijing — In a surprise move, Chinese authorities on Monday released five women’s activists whose detention had caused an international uproar. The five, best known for staging peaceful “performance art” demonstrations to highlight women’s rights, were detained in early March over their plans …