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This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet after his arrest for robbery. Robinet was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a confrontation with police. Authorities say he tried to grab a probationary officer's gun and three officers fatally shot him. The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said. (AP Photo/Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

Officials: Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by U.S. Marshals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A homeless man who was killed by the Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said yesterday. A law enforcement official identified Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, as the man the police shot Sunday. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and talked to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. But Axel Cruau, the consul general for France in Los Angeles, said the man stole the identity of a French citizen and was living in the United States under an assumed name. He had …

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Indian authorities ordered television stations yesterday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said. The order followed an outcry over …

House passes bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner surrendered yesterday to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But the move could further strain relations between the speaker and hard-line conservatives, whose growing dissent threatens the future of the unified Republican majority. After refusing to do so for weeks, Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, cleared the way …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie …

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license …

Q&A with Chris Farrell: Not all baby boomers want to retire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers …

Weight Watchers shares post biggest decline since 2001 IPO

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weight Watchers shares dropped the most since their market debut more than 13 years ago, after the dieting company’s earnings forecast fell well short of analysts’ expectations. The company has faced declining subscriptions and revenue as consumers migrate to digital methods for counting calories and keeping in shape. …

GameStop wins bidding for more than 160 RadioShack stores

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A unit of GameStop Corp., the video game chain, won an auction for the right to take over more than 160 stores that bankrupt consumer electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. was planning to close. In court documents filed Wednesday …

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill …

Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana was set to become acting president yesterday when President Ernest Bai Koroma left Sierra …

Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spacewalking astronauts ventured out yesterday for the third time in just over a week to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station. The advance work – involving nearly 800 feet of cable over three …

Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal. …

Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chappaqua, a well-heeled hamlet north of New York City, is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters …