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  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....
  • Napa quake shows even retrofitted buildings are vulnerable

    Napa quake shows even retrofitted buildings are vulnerable
    City officials in Napa had long worried that the grand building on the corner of 2nd and Brown streets — with its brick walls and giant red-tiled cupolas — could be devastated by a major earthquake. So city officials required brick...
  • Somers Wins Close Lieutenant Governor Race

     Somers Wins Close Lieutenant Governor Race
    Former Groton Mayor Heather Somers, who touted her "outsider" status on the campaign trail, has come a step closer to becoming an insider, winning a tight Republican primary for lieutenant governor. She will join Tom Foley on the November ballot against...
  • Rand Paul heading to Guatemala to do eye surgeries

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he's heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the...
  • Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque

    Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque
    Shiite Muslim militiamen on Friday stormed a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq and opened fire, killing scores of worshipers, residents and Iraqi officials said, in a sign of growing sectarian violence stemming from the rise of the Islamic State militant...
  • Comptroller's Race: McLaughlin Wins Easily Over Cadena In GOP Primary

    Sharon McLaughlin, an accountant, longtime Republican activist and the party-endorsed candidate, brushed aside opponent Angel Cadena in Tuesday's Republican primary for the office of state comptroller. "I'm excited," said McLaughlin. "I'm looking forward...
  • French economy minister urges alternative to German austerity

    PARIS (Reuters) - The time has come for France to resist Germany's "obsession" with austerity and promote alternative policies across the euro zone that support household consumption, firebrand French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said on Sunday....
  • Iraq urges global action against Islamic State, Iran vows solidarity

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country...
  • 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...
  • Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

    Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting
    Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. A bomb also exploded in the northern city of Arbil on Saturday, a rare attack unsettling the...
  • Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

    Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest. The night appeared on the...