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  • U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

    U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search. The bill,...
  • South American leaders rally behind Argentina over debt

    CARACAS (Reuters) - South American leaders have rallied behind Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who is locked in a legal battle with holdout investors that could trigger a debt default this week. The standoff figured prominently at the Mercosur...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • Gov. Brown vows not to ignore migrant children flooding across border

    Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a meeting with religious leaders here Tuesday and stepped into one of the most controversial topics in U.S. politics, pledging support for new shelters in California for migrant children fleeing poverty and violence in...
  • Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?

    Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?
    Wednesday is Baltimore's 285th birthday. Or is it? A quick Google search declares July 30, 1729, as the day the city was founded. That's when the colonial assembly of Maryland passed the bill that established Baltimore as a town. But historians such...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • Judges can't do their jobs without adequately funded courts

    To the editor: Gov. Jerry Brown's outstanding appointments to the California trial and appellate courts will strengthen the judiciary. However, in order to assure access to justice, these judges need open courtrooms and sufficient staff. ("With Cuéllar,...
  • In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack government network

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China. Officials said "a...
  • Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock

    Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a U.N.-...
  • Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student

    Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student
    Four teenagers were arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a USC graduate student, which Los Angeles police said was one of at least two alleged robberies the group attempted that day. Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old engineering student from...
  • Air France, Virgin among airlines avoiding Iraqi airspace

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones and ahead of an international meeting of industry representatives to discuss the...