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  • Ukraine military helicopter shot down; general among 14 killed

    Ukraine military helicopter shot down; general among 14 killed
    Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine's leader said. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the...
  • Aberdeen lives within its means [Editorial]

    The Aberdeen city government, with no fanfare or bluster, plans on spending less in the year ahead than it did during this fiscal year. It's a bit of administrative management worthy of note for at least two reasons. First, and of least importance, is...
  • European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt

    European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt
    Just as the gruesome annual Canadian seal hunt is winding down, the World Trade Organization has once again upheld the European Union’s policy of banning the commercial trade in seal products in EU countries. That was the right decision, even though...
  • Palestinian prime minister is asked to form interim unity government

    Palestinian prime minister is asked to form interim unity government
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday asked his current prime minister to form the transitional unity government after his Fatah party and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed last month to end their seven-year estrangement. Abbas...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Snowden speaks [Editorial]

    Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S....
  • Stephen Haberle: NASA budget cuts put America at competitive disadvantage

    Over the last few years, the White House has been shrinking the budget of one of the most important agencies in the United States: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is one of the few government programs that benefit almost every...
  • Grad student has already made a mark in consumer privacy, U.S. spying

    Grad student has already made a mark in consumer privacy, U.S. spying
    The gig: Jonathan Mayer is not a typical Stanford University graduate student. Already, at age 27, Mayer is an expert on consumer privacy and government surveillance. His research has been cited by a presidential task force on National Security Agency...
  • Obama's foreign policy echoes Bush doctrine

    Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...
  • U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance

    U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
    The number of federal contractors that have been suspended or excluded from future contracts for poor performance has more than doubled in the past five years — a development that watchdogs inside and outside of government say is positive. The...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...