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Relatives carry to a local cemetery, the coffin containing the remains of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, a Guatemalan boy whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, in San Jose Las Flores, Guatemala, Saturday, July 12, 2014.  The 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the U.S. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

President Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy congressional battle, said two key lawmakers, one Democrat and the other Republican. At issue is a provision in a 2008 human trafficking law that … 1

U.S., Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing yesterday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication that they have fully mended ties. After a meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Vienna, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and … 0

FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

Sunday, July 13, 2014

J. Keith Mularski’s world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office’s cyber squad – which he now heads. Since then, Supervisory Special Agent Mularski has been recognized as a foremost expert on cybercrime. His profile has risen even … 0

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy … 0

The Mideast: No end seen to Gaza campaign

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the … 0

Deficit under $600 billion for first time since ’08

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The White House said yesterday that the federal budget deficit will fall to $583 billion this year, the smallest deficit of President Obama’s tenure and the first to dip below $600 billion since the Great Recession took hold in 2008. In its mid-year review of the nation’s finances, … 1

Russia: Asylum for Snowden likely to be extended

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Russia is likely to approve former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s application to continue his asylum in the next few days, a Russian migration official said yesterday. “I do not see any problem in extending the temporary political … 0

U.S. struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The United States struggled yesterday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Obama’s strategy to leave behind a … 0

U.S. / Mexico: Border program scaled back

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants’ repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains. … 0

Former UNH staffer gets suspended sentence

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The former director of basketball operations at the University of New Hampshire accused of secretly taking photos of players in a locker room has received a suspended sentence. Scott Weitzell of Newmarket, had been accused of taking the photos during a Jan. 20 UNH game hosted at the … 0

Judge: Jail official wrong to free officer early

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A county jail superintendent acted inappropriately when he released a police officer who served less than three months of a yearlong sentence for a hit-and-run accident that injured two teens, a judge ruled yesterday. Hillsborough County Corrections Superintendent David Dionne released former Manchester police sergeant Stephen Coco in … 1

Military officers: No ‘stand down’ order in Benghazi

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex … 2

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged yesterday as part of President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border. Republicans demanded … 2