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  • Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen

    Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen
    Have you seen the movie “Boyhood”? Filmed over 12 years using the same actor -- a boy who grows into a man -- it’s both epic and intimate. One of this week’s Great Reads is like a Central American immigrant’s version of...
  • Mexico calls 2012 attack on US Embassy vehicle a 'crass error'

    MEXICO CITY A 2012 incident in which Mexican federal police raked an armored U.S. Embassy vehicle with gunfire was the result of a "crass error" in judgment by the officers but was not an ambush ordered by organized crime, the nation's top security czar...
  • John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute

    John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute
    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with Afghanistan’s dueling presidential candidates Thursday in an unannounced visit to push for a resolution of the country's disputed election. Kerry arrived in the capital, Kabul, in the evening and...
  • Obama says he has authorized airstrikes in Iraq, aid to Yazidi refugees

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States intervened militarily in Iraq early Friday morning for the first time since Islamist militants seized control of nearly half the country, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when...
  • Jets, explosions reported near Islamic State lines as Kurds beg for U.S. help

    IRBIL, Iraq Jet aircraft attacked Islamic State positions outside the town of Kalak, 25 miles northwest of Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, a resident of Kalak told McClatchy early Friday. The resident, reached by phone from Irbil,...
  • With Islamic State advancing, Kurds prepare for last stand outside capital

    KALAK, Iraq Kurdish fighters scrambled to set up a defensive line Thursday after militants from the Islamic State seized four strategic towns on a key highway and advanced to positions just minutes from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish...
  • Islamic State pushes back Kurdish forces near Irbil, sparking panic

    IRBIL, Iraq Militants from the Islamic State made a surprise attack early Thursday on strategic villages near Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, apparently capturing significant territory and sending thousands of refugees into the...
  • Team USA cancels Africa trip

    The Sports Xchange Team USA cancels Africa trip USA Basketball cancelled a scheduled trip to Senegal due to concerns over the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The team planned to visit Senegal before the FIBA World Cup later this...
  • Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola

    Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola
    It will take about six months to bring under control the Ebola epidemic, the head of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans  Frontieres) said on Friday, saying the outbreak in West Africa felt like "wartime, is moving, advancing." Joanne Liu,...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Indonesian legal system poses challenge in suitcase slaying

    The young couple detained by Indonesian authorities on the island of Bali this week over their suspected role in the beating death of Chicagoan Sheila von Wiese-Mack could face a legal system wholly different from that in the United States — one...