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People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue  in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Global marches draw attention to climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan yesterday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth – in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman … 0

China surpasses EU on per-capita pollution, pushes CO2 to record

Sunday, September 21, 2014

China surpassed the European Union in levels of pollution per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change. The findings led by scientists at two British universities show the scale of the challenge of reining in the emissions damaging the climate. They estimate that humans already have spewed into … 0

Missing men in U.S. workforce risk permanent separation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement savings while he earned a master’s degree. The added credential helped him land the position at Intuitive HR, a consulting company in Woodbridge, Conn., last September. … 0

Huge turnout seen in Scotland’s independence vote

Friday, September 19, 2014

From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment – and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath – after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum … 0

Man who shot mother, self, was law school student

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School. Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly, multiple times before shooting himself. Their bodies were discovered in a home Tuesday. The … 0

These places in Europe could be next to declare bids for independence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Given Europe’s complicated history and cultural diversity, the existence of independence-minded groups and regions is understandable. Even so, the sheer number of separatist movements in Europe may surprise you. Some of these groups have transformed their desire for separation into successful political movements; others are operating at a … 0

Officials want to slow spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in … 0

Pennsylvania: Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor … 0

Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House yesterday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to … 0

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Home Depot said yesterday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The … 0

Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn’t appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon. “I’d … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 19

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Florida Sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in north Florida yesterday, a sheriff said. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a news conference identified … 0

Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are affecting four states – including New Hampshire – but that’s far from the sweeping overhaul Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, … 3