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  • Netanyahu orders release of tax money to Palestinian Authority

    Netanyahu orders release of tax money to Palestinian Authority
    Israel announced Friday that it would release Palestinian tax revenues frozen this year as a punitive measure after¬†the Palestinian Authority’s move to join the International Criminal Court. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu&...
  • Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

     Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation
    From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world. Wheeler was the school's student body president and male athlete of the year. After graduating in 2004, he went on to...
  • Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'

    Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not going to be the lazy Uncle Joe," he said. In a speech to a joint...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • Frank Clemente: Fossil-free protesters oppose energies that improve our lives

    As a university professor for more than 30 years, I can state unequivocally that campus rhetoric never produced one single kilowatt hour of electricity, never cooked one meal and never fueled one automobile. The coal, natural gas and oil that do all...
  • Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base

    Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base
    Like other schools pursuing the best and brightest incoming class, Stanford hosts an annual weekend of events to woo students who have been accepted but have not yet signed on the dotted line. Such students are often trying to choose among several...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen is freed

    An Iranian diplomat kidnapped and held in Yemen for almost 20 months has been freed and arrived Thursday in Tehran, officials said. Iranian authorities credited an “intelligence operation” for the liberation of the diplomat, Nour Ahmad...
  • Netflix launches in Cuba today

    Netflix launches in Cuba today
    Amid thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the island nation is gaining something many Americans know and love: Netflix. Netflix announced Monday that it had extended its streaming service to Cuba just weeks after U.S. and Cuban officials met for...
  • Death penalty, TPP and guns on campus:: Letters

    A case for death penalty Regarding Scott Maxwell's column, "Change the debate: Errors show death penalty must end," in Sunday's Sentinel: Maxwell makes some good points for ending the death penalty; however, I must disagree with the writer on whether...
  • China is lead contributor to plastic trash in oceans, study says

    China is lead contributor to plastic trash in oceans, study says
    The first worldwide estimate of where the ocean's massive amounts of plastic garbage comes from points at China and developing economies in Asia. The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, estimates that China's heavily coastal...