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  • Hamas keeps up rocket attacks after Israel agrees to cease-fire

    Hamas keeps up rocket attacks after Israel agrees to cease-fire
    Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, but the militant group rejected the offer, putting a pause in the week-long armed conflict that has killed nearly 200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at risk. Prime...
  • With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?

    With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?
    With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp. The government has...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad
    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • China mandates increase in low-emissions vehicle use

    Good news for electric car companies. China, which suffers from some of the world's worst air pollution, has mandated that its government agencies dramatically increase their use of electric vehicles. The government said this week that 30% of its...
  • Opposing immigration demonstrators kept 3 miles apart in Arizona

    Opposing immigration demonstrators kept 3 miles apart in Arizona
    Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local...
  • Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change" (July 3): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger boasts of the newly proposed charter, but I want to provide a charter committee member's perspective on the questionable rationale, content and process used to...
  • Robert B. Reich: The limits of corporate citizenship

    Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they'll be leaving the country only on paper. They'll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before. The only...
  • Detainees are human [Commentary]

    Detainees are human [Commentary]
    I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Have intelligence agencies become too reliant on technology?

    PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
  • Brazil's '1984'-style World Cup security may be coming to your city too

    Brazil's '1984'-style World Cup security may be coming to your city too
    The World Cup in Brazil ended the way it started, with authorities flexing unprecedented muscle to squelch dissenters, silence journalists and shield the carefully manicured event from disruption.  President Dilma Rousseff promised to host “the...
  • Undocumented minors without lawyers don't stand much of a chance

    Undocumented minors without lawyers don't stand much of a chance
    What a difference a lawyer makes. According to a new analysis of nearly 102,000 cases of detained undocumented, unaccompanied minors going back a decade and through the end of June, fewer than half had legal help during the immigration hearing on...