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One of 32 escaped teenagers, third from right, is turned in by family members, according to a Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman, in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The teenagers, ages 14 to 19, escaped from the facility Monday night. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thirty teens “overwhelmed” their minders at a juvenile detention center in Nashville, Tenn., by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By last night, eight were still on the run. The police caught up with some walking along roads or coming out of the woods. Some turned themselves in. And … 0

Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles yesterday. Villagers said dozens were killed, and some remained unburied. One soldier was blown out of his armored vehicle – apparently by a shell … 0

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial begins

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Opening statements in Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial have begun in federal court. Attorney Bruce Bennett, one of the city’s lawyers, began opening statements yesterday afternoon before Judge Steven Rhodes. Bennett said progress “has been made, but the city is still in distress.” Detroit expects to cut $12 billion in unsecured debt to about … 0

Hudson pauses panhandling crackdown

Friday, August 29, 2014

Officials in Hudson have agreed to suspend their efforts to crackdown on panhandlers while a federal lawsuit is pending. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union earlier this month filed a lawsuit claiming Hudson officials are violating the free speech rights of panhandlers by telling them to stop seeking … 0

Russian forces cross border, seize towns, Ukraine says

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine in earnest yesterday, the Ukrainian government said, as well-armed detachments captured key towns, burned buildings and sent the under-equipped Ukrainian forces into full retreat – a show of military force that the United States now considers an … 2

Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena yesterday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting … 0

Chapman told parole board confusion led to Lennon’s murder

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mark David Chapman, who was denied release from a New York prison last week for the eighth time for the murder of John Lennon, told a parole board he was “confused” and “needed attention” and took it out … 0

WHO: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said yesterday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing … 0

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 29

Thursday, August 28, 2014

California Bill would change consent mandate California lawmakers yesterday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 967 as states and universities across the U.S. are under … 0

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Islamic State militant group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures yesterday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside. The … 2

Lawyers clash over emails in Boston ‘Bag Men’ lawsuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them “Bag Men” after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack. Both sides say newly released emails, among documents unsealed earlier … 0

Seeing is everything: Falcon eye surgery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cataract surgery for humans is fairly routine and in the world of veterinary ophthalmology, the same surgery is often performed on dogs. Birds? Not so much. Dr. Ruth Marrion, a Massachusetts-based veterinarian, will perform the surgery Sept. 12 … 0

Cape Wind opponents file federal appeal in lawsuit

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are seeking another chance to block the long-planned $2.6 billion offshore facility. The town of Barnstable, Mass., the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local businesses and residents filed a legal brief with the … 0