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  • Response to Allentown sewage backup stinks

    Matt Ackerman was in the basement of his Allentown home when he heard a gurgling sound coming from the sewer drain. "I know when that is happening, that's not a good thing," he said. It sure wasn't. Sewage was spouting from the drain in the laundry...
  • In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek

    In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek
    Nearly 40 years after Chiang Kai-shek's death, statues of the autocratic leader continue to loom large on school campuses across the island he long ruled. The smiling, balding bronze and stone figures are ubiquitous to the degree that many students barely...
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...
  • Iraq's Maliki defiant as new prime minister nominated to succeed him

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki was dealt a severe blow Monday in his contentious quest for a third term when the country’s president and its leading political bloc called on another lawmaker to form a new government. The move was immediately...
  • Obama pledges support for new Iraqi leader

    President Obama pledged support for Iraq’s new, contested prime minister, underscoring the U.S. push to persuade current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down. The nomination of a new prime minister, Haider Abadi, a Shiite and member of Maliki&...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'

     Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'
    BRIDGEPORT — David M. Walker is an accountant who has run three federal government agencies and two not-for-profits and spent 20 years in the private sector. He is now seeking a job in Hartford that has no constitutional authority except presiding...
  • 10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

    10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
    Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
  • Tunneling under 'Triangle of Death,' Islamic State nears Baghdad from south

    Tunneling under 'Triangle of Death,' Islamic State nears Baghdad from south
    Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence officials said....
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...