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  • Climate justice now! Occupy the climate!

    The genius of the People's Climate March, at least as far as its organizers and participants were concerned, is that the concept of climate is broad and flexible enough to cover everything.

  • Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

    MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday. The mudslide began Saturday after a glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the...

  • Dynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge

    PICHARI, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight. As authorities wound up a...

  • Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas. The island's national league began its...

  • Australia to prohibit secret service torture

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligence Organization officers against all criminal...

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 16,200.73 as the yen...

  • Fiji election results confirm big win for ruler

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Official results Monday from a landmark Fiji election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler. Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First party won an outright majority in the Parliament by taking 32 of 50 seats, according to results released by the Fijian Elections...

  • Brooklyn man fatally stabbed in neck

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 46-year-old man has been fatally stabbed in the neck in his Brooklyn home. Officers responding to a 911 call found Michael Imperato inside an apartment in the East New York section. The victim was unconscious and had a stab wound to the neck. He was pronounced dead...

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani...

  • Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of...

  • High-profile losses, criminal investigation hit powerful Oklahoma political consulting firm A.H. Strategies

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer In political circles, A.H. Strategies is known as one of the powerhouses in campaign consulting in Oklahoma. It is widely credited with helping Republicans take over the state House in 2004 and the state Senate in 2008, ending decades of control by Democrats. Read...

  • China says 2 killed, many injured in explosions

    BEIJING (AP) — Multiple explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and injured many others, regional authorities said Monday. The explosions happened at about 5 p.m. Sunday in at least three places of Luntai county, according to a report on the...

  • Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

    HOUSTON (AP) — German engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the company's closing...

  • Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

    BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

  • Police: 3 arrested after crashing stolen car on LI

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say three men were arrested after they crashed a stolen car while being pursued by officers. Detectives say Hempstead police saw the stolen Audi early Sunday but the driver refused to stop. They say driver Delroy Carter lost control of the car and...



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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