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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 immigrant children from Central America now crossing the border. “Americans go through security before they go on a plane, enter a government building or attend a ballgame,” Brown … 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

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital yesterday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a … 3

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals yesterday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other’s approach unacceptable, leaving … 1

Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last yesterday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, … 0

U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks yesterday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at … 0

Lawyer: Man feared for life before shooting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of “boom, boom, boom” pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front … 0

Proposal would phase out puncture-prone rail car

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Obama administration Wednesday proposed phasing out older tank cars tied to a deadly derailment a year ago and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail. The proposal, which follows a series of … 0

Nazi war suspect dies in custody

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been … 0

Man tied to gun called ‘bomber’ best friend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen … 0

Economy sluggish but more sturdy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the … 1

Germany: Obama sends top aides to Berlin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

President Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin yesterday in an effort to defuse tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government over U.S. espionage after the expulsion of the top American spy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security … 0