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  • Egypt election: Extended voting fails to turn out Sisi supporters

    Egypt election: Extended voting fails to turn out Sisi supporters
    Egypt’s election went into overtime on Wednesday as the government sought to drum up more votes for former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi, but turnout again appeared lackluster on the hastily added third day of polling. Preliminary results early...
  • Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban

    Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban
    After several months of internecine fighting, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban broke from the organization on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by the Pakistani government to negotiate peace with militants in the country’s tribal...
  • Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets

    Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets
    That app that contests parking tickets for you? You might be better off going it alone. When Fixed was launched last year, the start-up enjoyed a flurry of glowing media coverage. The idea: Allow people to take photos of their citations on their...
  • Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana

    Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana
    Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. Inside, marijuana buds are packed...
  • Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

     Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits
    After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway. The...
  • Mailbag: Exposing dietary myths is greatly appreciated

    Many thanks for the column on food myths ("All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop," May 20). I am so happy that it corrected wrong and expensive food advice given to a gullible public by so many sources that are misguided or avaricious. As a...
  • Sisi's crushing presidential election in Egypt undercut by turnout

    Victory celebrations erupted Thursday among backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who won election as Egypt’s next president by a massive margin, according to tallies reported by official media and released by his campaign. But the landslide win -- with...
  • 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...