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FILE - This Aug. 9, 1982, file photo shows a police officer looking at an injured man being carried away on a stretcher from the scene of a terror attack at Jewish restaurant and deli Jo Goldenberg in Paris, France. On Aug. 9, 1982, grenade-throwing Palestinians burst into Jo Goldenberg deli and sprayed machine-gun fire, killing six people _ including two Americans. Over 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris’ old Jewish quarter, French authorities have finally identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest. (AP Photo/ Lionel Cironneau, File)

3 Sought in 1982 Attack in Paris’ Jewish Quarter

Friday, March 6, 2015

Paris — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris’ old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest. Grenade-throwing Palestinians burst into the Jo Goldenberg deli on Aug. 9, 1982, and sprayed machine-gun fire. Six people, including two Americans, were killed, and 21 injured. The restaurant, which has since …

Archdiocese Teachers R eject S trictures

Friday, March 6, 2015

San Francisco — Eighty percent of faculty and staff at the four San Francisco archdiocese high schools subject to the archbishop’s new moral strictures have signed a petition rejecting his additions to the handbook for the next school year. The petition, delivered to Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Wednesday, says his language is “harmful to our community and creates an atmosphere of mistrust …

Actor Harrison Ford Hurt After Vintage Plane Crashes Onto Golf Course

Friday, March 6, 2015

Los Angeles — Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice on the west side of Los Angeles, a source said. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the aircraft crashed on the Penmar Golf Course. Ford, 72, is an avid aviator who is often seen flying vintage …

Nurse Who Had Ebola Sues Hospital

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dallas — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday. Nina Pham, who …

Obama Lays Out Conditions For Iran

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Washington — The Obama administration opened an all-out effort Monday to sell its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with the president and several top aides laying out the case for a negotiated deal as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

March Held For Slain Putin Critic

Monday, March 2, 2015

Moscow — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, …

Israeli Veterans Speak Out Against Netanyahu Speech

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tel Aviv — Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off on Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress …

House GOP Dilemma Complicated by Far Right

Monday, March 2, 2015

Washington — House Republican leaders will face a familiar dilemma this week when they try again to approve funding to keep the Department of Homeland Security functioning through the end of September: They know their party is too …

Kerry to Defend Israel Before U.N.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Geneva — Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel on today before a United Nations body often considered hostile to it, State Department officials said on Sunday. Kerry’s speech before the U.N. Human Rights Council will highlight “the extraordinary lengths President Obama, this administration and Secretary Kerry …

Unmasked ‘Jihadi John’ Won’t Have Same Impact

Monday, March 2, 2015

London — As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of the …

Brides Favor Short Wedding Gowns

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Helen Bradley isn’t one of those women who fantasized about her wedding as a girl, so when the time came to tie the knot on the 10th tee of a golf course, she wanted to …

Animal Cells Frozen To Combat Extinction

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Escondido, Calif. — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells …

Social Security Q&A: Checking on Medicare Benefits Application

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Question: I applied for Medicare benefits last week. How can I check the status of my application? Answer: Checking the status of your application is easy. If you applied for benefits, you can check the status at Social Security’s secure website, secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus, but you must wait five days …