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A mother and child hide in a bomb shelter in Petrovskiy district in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. The Petrovskiy district of Donetsk is currently a frontline and one of the districts which suffered the most from the artillery fights between Ukrainian army and Pro-Pussian rebels. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

Russia calls for cease-fire with rebels, but Ukraine vows to keep up the fight

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Russian officials pressed Ukraine yesterday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia – on behalf of Europe. “A great war has come, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the Second World War,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said on his … 0

Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

North Korea gave foreign media access yesterday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and – watched by officials as they spoke – called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face … 0

N.Y. West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets yesterday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got under way. The annual parade – which draws about 1 million people – features loud music and louder … 0

Los Angeles mayor proposes minimum wage increase to $13.25

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Los Angeles, the second-most populous U.S. city, would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, almost twice the current federal minimum, under a proposal by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, a 43-year-old Democrat, will ask the city council to lift the prevailing $9 minimum to $10.25 next year, … 0

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Monday, September 1, 2014

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November midterm elections. … 0

Louisiana following judge’s order on abortion law

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge’s order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said yesterday. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 2

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pakistan Protesters battle security forces Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings yesterday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would not step down … 0

madbury: Presentation to highlight UNH’s agricultural projects

Monday, September 1, 2014

Those interested in agricultural research are invited to attend a presentation this month at Kingman Farm in Madbury hosted by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn about the university’s research projects, including those on strawberry cultivation, squash and pumpkin breeding, forage … 0

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king … 1

Apple said to team up with Visa, MasterCard on iPhone wallet

Monday, September 1, 2014

Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard and American Express and will be unveiled Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said … 0

Iraqi-led forces end ISIS siege of town

Monday, September 1, 2014

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, … 0

Putin talks about ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 1, 2014

Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested yesterday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is “statehood” for the eastern regions now controlled by separatists. That’s a new idea, and if he … 0

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Monday, September 1, 2014

Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast yesterday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The … 0