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  • In rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday acquitted a death-row inmate convicted of double murder, in a high-profile case that observers say may be a rare exception in a court system riddled with wrongful convictions. Citing insufficient evidence, the high court of the eastern province of Fujian...

  • MH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. The...

  • Most Asia stocks inch higher ahead of Yellen talk

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing...

  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because...

  • Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly contained

    KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The smoke is clearing from a wildfire that destroyed eight homes northeast of Bakersfield. The U.S. Forest Service says crews continue to build lines around the blaze near Lake Isabella. It's 72 percent contained Thursday night after scorching more than six square...

  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services...

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma:...

  • Are Republicans abandoning the Obamacare issue? Doubtful

    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. 

  • Fanning the flames of racial tension

    For over a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an "unarmed black teenager" in Ferguson, Mo. â€" and now the highest law enforcement official in the nation is reinforcing this narrative. 

  • Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan disagree on who should be president

    Both Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have been mentioned by Republicans as potential presidential contenders, but each has cast doubt upon his ambitions. 

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.

  • Obama faces growing criticism of program giving cops grenade launchers

    President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Manahattan Moment: If we don't learn from Ferguson, there will be more such tragedies

    The virtue of disruption, academics and observers argue, is that it gives African Americans a crisis with which to bargain. But after 50 years, what has this bargain achieved, except to cultivate a community that excels in resentment?



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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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