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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 …

Death Toll Darkens Israeli Mood

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jerusalem — For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground …

Texas Gov. Orders 1,000 Guardsmen to Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Houston — Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas border after saying he had grown tired of federal officials’ “lip service” and “empty promises.” Perry said that the National Guard will provide support over the next month to …

Johns Hopkins to Pay $190 Million to Settle

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baltimore — Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million in a proposed settlement over claims that gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy surreptitiously recorded patients over several years, the lead attorney in the class-action lawsuit announced. The settlement may be the largest of its kind. A class-action …

Clinton Cashes In After Departure

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Washington — Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, a windfall at odds with her party’s call to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor. Clinton’s income …

Govt. Wins Conviction in Terror Case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Boston — A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room …

Train Leaves Ukraine With Bodies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Donetsk, Ukraine — After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for …

Mynamar Showing Signs of Democracy

Monday, July 21, 2014

Yangon, Myanmar — On a recent rain-soaked night, the ancient gold Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, glowed through the mist in Yangon. Not far away, a more modern scene was unfolding at one of the city’s newest shopping malls, where middle-class families sipped lattes …

U.S.: Evidence ‘Powerful’ Against Rebels

Monday, July 21, 2014

Torez, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site. …

Maine Town Fights Plan to Use Pipeline to Export Oil Sands Crude

Monday, July 21, 2014

South Portland, Maine — Tom Blake, like thousands of his neighbors in this coastal town, is used to living alongside the oil industry. Tank farms cluster in neighborhoods, by the park where families watch the movie Frozen on a summer night, next to schools and senior citizens apartment …

James Garner, 86, Witty Star of ‘Maverick,’ Dies

Monday, July 21, 2014

James Garner, a master of light comedy who shot to fame in the 1950s as the charming and dry-witted gambler on the TV western Maverick and later won an Emmy as the unconventional Los Angeles. private eye on The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86. Garner died …