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Brown calls for securing the border in new ad

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scott Brown released his sixth TV ad in his U.S. Senate bid yesterday, this one focusing on immigration and securing the border. His call to secure the border comes on the heels of recent discussions over how to handle the flood of migrant children from Central America now crossing over the border. “Americans go through security before they go on a plane, enter a government building or attend a ballgame,” … 0

As fighting rages in east Ukraine, U.S. releases images said to implicate Russia

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rebels and government troops fired on each other’s positions yesterday in a strategically important city in eastern Ukraine, sending residents into bomb shelters, as Washington released images that it said proved Russia is shooting across the border into Ukraine to support separatists. At least 13 civilians were reported killed in the fighting around … 0

Higher wages signaled by more U.S. employees quitting

Monday, July 28, 2014

If someone at your workplace recently quit, you may be poised for a raise. With more Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs and confidence about business conditions improving, wages could increase amid this labor-market turnover. More than 2.5 million U.S. workers resigned in May, a 15 percent increase from a year earlier, based on seasonally adjusted data from the Labor Department. These employees represent … 1

Rubio: Same-sex-marriage foes face ‘intolerance’

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were … 0

Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Russia lashed out yesterday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia’s alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. The EU … 0

Georgia: Nuclear construction faces obstacles

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete … 0

Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late last night after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of … 0

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House – six years in – still doesn’t get … 0

Become a .guru in the new internet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains – the extension of the internet address after the dot, such as .com or .net – were created in recent months by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, including .services, .vodka and .WTF. ICANN, the … 0

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow … 0

Afghan teen gets 7 1/2 years for killing three Marines

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A teenager accused of carrying out an attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in August 2012 that killed three Marines and left one injured was tried as a juvenile on Wednesday and sentenced to 7 ½ years, the maximum allowed under Afghan law for minors, the Marine … 0

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya yesterday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move. … 0

Churches putting faith in social media: #YesforGod

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, N.C., no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smart phones, tap the silver “Get Hope” app and open the sermon … 0