Nation / World

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 …

Immelt Set Up for Industrial Deals As GE Pivots From Finance Business

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York — Jeffrey Immelt, poised for the biggest restructuring push on his watch at General Electric, is plotting acquisitions to complement an industrial portfolio spanning jet engines to locomotives to oilfield equipment. With GE planning to sell …

Stocks End Higher for Second Week

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York — U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the news that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning their focus to this week, when corporate earnings ramp up. So far …

Get Your Credit Score Ready for Homebuying Season

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Getting ready to buy a home this spring? Make sure there aren’t any cracks in your credit. A good credit score is essential when it comes to securing a mortgage. “If (your score is) below 600, you’re probably not going to buy a home in the short term,” …

Blackwater Four to Be Sentenced

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Washington — Federal prosecutors called on a federal judge to impose lengthy prison terms at sentencing Monday for four Blackwater Worldwide guards convicted in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 unarmed Iraqis and injured others in a Baghdad traffic circle. Evan Liberty of Rochester, N.H.; Paul Slough of …

Big Sis Trained to Care for Little Bro

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Salt Lake City — Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon’s shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A …

Emmy-Winner Richard Dysart, Known for ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 86

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Los Angeles — Richard Dysart, an actor whose quiet air of authority helped him play presidents, generals, corporate executives and his best-known character, low-key senior partner Leland McKenzie of L.A. Law, has died. He was 86. Dysart’s death …

In Boko Haram’s Wake

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gwoza, Nigeria — In the sprawling city that was Boko Haram’s headquarters, almost every building has been bombed or burned or looted. Schools and homes are littered with abandoned explosives and weapons. A ditch is full of decomposing …

Historic Meeting At Summit

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Panama City, Panama — President Obama and President Raul Castro symbolically ended more than a half-century of official estrangement between the United States and Cuba here on Saturday in a historic-face-to-face meeting that Obama said put them on …

Bangladesh Braces For Protests After Islamist Executed

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that …

Egyptian-American Gets Life Sentence in Cairo

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cairo — An Egyptian-American citizen has been sentenced to life in prison for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of a military coup that ousted the group from power in 2013. A Cairo criminal court issued the verdict against Ohio native Mohamed Soltan, 27, and 37 other …