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Hopefuls jostle for attention

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just days after Hillary Clinton entered the race – and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself – more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls came to the first-in-the-nation primary state yesterday to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on. GOP rivals at a party gathering tested out new lines of attack on the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination – and on …

India’s rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper

Friday, April 17, 2015

At first, the numbers seem impressive: India’s tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation. But independent scientists say such an increase – to 2,226 big cats – in so short a time doesn’t make sense. They worry …

Gulf of Mexico resilient, scarred 5 years after BP oil spill

Friday, April 17, 2015

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life – a testament to the resilience of nature. But there’s more than surface-shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill. And it’s not as pretty a picture …

After Iowa, it’s on to New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton

Monday, April 13, 2015

For Hillary Clinton, the next stop on the campaign trail is New Hampshire. The Clinton campaign confirmed that the former secretary of state and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate will be coming to the Granite State soon after …

Second shot: Hillary Clinton running again

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton jumped back into presidential politics yesterday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion,” she said. As she did in 2007, Clinton began …

White House Brief: Things to know about Hillary Clinton

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A look at key things to know about Hillary Clinton, who entered the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign yesterday: The brief As first lady to President Bill Clinton during the 1990s, she was a driving figure in a failed …

FAA allows Amazon to test delivery drones

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Aviation regulators gave Amazon the green light to begin testing its Prime Air drones in the United States – a decision that, together with a new federal approval process, could pave the way for other companies interested in drone delivery. The Federal Aviation Administration told Amazon this week …

Maine dairy farmers divided on raw milk sales restrictions

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lee Straw has spent most of his 59 years on farms and is a firm believer in the health benefits of raw milk, but he believes a Maine bill that would allow farmers to sell unpasteurized product without …

Video offers glimpse of fatal brawl between family, police officers at Arizona Wal-Mart

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Police officers at the scene of a deadly brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in a small Arizona town deployed electronic stun guns and made multiple efforts to stop a large family from attacking them, according to a video …

Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China’s most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in …

Bangladesh on alert for backlash after an execution applauded by many

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thousands of Bangladeshis poured onto the streets to applaud the execution of an Islamist party official on charges of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war, while security forces were on alert yesterday for a possible …

2 Alabama students suspended after charges in Florida beach sex assault

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Two college students from Alabama’s Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen described the video as “very, very …

Work Advice: Feeling hostile about this takeover

Sunday, April 12, 2015

As workers are increasingly asked to bear a greater part of the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance, a big shift is occurring in the way businesses plan to provide this coverage. About 6 million Americans with workplace coverage in 2014 received health insurance through privately run exchanges, which …