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  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
  • Ukraine separatist votes draw Kremlin 'respect,' not annexation

    Ukraine separatist votes draw Kremlin 'respect,' not annexation
    Kremlin leaders on Monday declared their “respect” for the choice of independence expressed by voters in two regions of eastern Ukraine in a referendum widely denounced by the outside world as illegal and dangerous encouragement of militants...
  • McAuliffe: "the whole government"

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was asked today whether his recent comments about keeping state government open, even if he and the General Assembly fail to agree to a budget by July 1, dealt with the entirety of state - and maybe even local - government, or just...
  • Smokey Bear, nearly 70, gets a millennial makeover

    Smokey Bear turns 70 this summer. But instead of kicking back in retirement — whacking golf balls or sniffing around for early-bird dinner specials — the bear in bluejeans is returning to work to educate people about wildfires. Last year,...
  • Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended

    Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended
    On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter. “For us, the war is...
  • Frontline documentary gets with NSA's spy 'Program'

    Frontline documentary gets with NSA's spy 'Program'
    It may have come to your attention, sometime in the last several years, that the government of the United States makes an expensive habit of spying on its citizens in ways that have often been illegal, quasi-legal or formerly illegal until the law was...
  • In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage

    In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage
    The Syrian city of Aleppo is suffering an extreme water shortage days after an antigovernment Islamist faction shut down two pumping stations, government officials and a pro-opposition monitoring group said. The shutdown has left more than 2 million...
  • Caution advised on California's TV, film credits

    Caution advised on California's TV, film credits
    While acknowledging that California's film and television industry has been hit hard by runaway production, a new report by the state Legislative Analyst's Office urges lawmakers to be cautious about expanding subsidies for Hollywood. California has...
  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
  • CdM student chosen conference delegate

    For the first time in six years, a Corona del Mar High School student will serve as a delegate at the YMCA's Youth and Government Conference on National Affairs. Matilda Bress, a junior at CdM, is one of 25 California students who will travel to North...
  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases
    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...