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  • Pictures in the News | March 12, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where firefighters were battling a five-alarm blaze caused by a suspected explosion at a building in East Harlem....
  • Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task

    Mike Tidwell is correct that the evidence for global climate change is indisputable and that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and alterations in the earth's ecosystems is the primary cause ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). Since the...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
  • For some firms, nonprofits mean big profits

    For some firms, nonprofits mean big profits
    Most days, they are easy to spot. Wearing brightly colored vests, the canvassers stand on Chicago sidewalks, quick to pose a question to passers-by: Do you have a minute for children in the developing world? What might not be as easy to see is that...
  • A wind-win for Maryland and a beacon for the bay

    After protesting at a nearby coal plant in 2008 and becoming discouraged with his own dependence on unsustainable energy, Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson decided to build a wind generator on his coastal property and get off the grid. He became...
  • Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons stockpiles

    WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program. Experts at the Organization...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • Brazil rancher sentenced for ordering killing of U.S.-born nun

    SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005. It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
  • Russia eyes piracy charges against Greenpeace protesters

    MOSCOW -- Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy, a charge that could carry a prison term of five to 15 years, authorities said. Russian border troops seized a Greenpeace ice-breaker, the Arctic...
  • Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says

    The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations...
  • Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission

    Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission
    HONOLULU, HAWAII — The U.S. Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and it seems to be making an honest effort to green that power. The Army wants to reach one gigawatt of renewables by 2025. Katherine Hammack,...