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  • Family of American held in North Korea says worried by health reports

    (Reuters) - The family of a U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea said on Thursday it was "devastating" to read an interview published in a Japanese newspaper in which he said his health had deteriorated and he felt abandoned by the U.S. government....
  • Neel Kashkari entered race against Gov. Jerry Brown nearly broke

    Neel Kashkari entered race against Gov. Jerry Brown nearly broke
    On the day Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari announced he had lived as a homeless man for a week to highlight poverty, his financial filings with the state show that his campaign is effectively broke. The candidate entered the month of...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

    LONDON (Reuters) - After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Seemingly unable to find enough buyers willing to take a risk on million-barrel...
  • Obama makes it harder for firms with labor violations to get U.S. pacts

    Obama makes it harder for firms with labor violations to get U.S. pacts
    Saying he won't let the threat of a Republican lawsuit "stop me from doing what needs to be done," President Obama signed an executive order designed to make it tougher for companies to win federal contracts if they violate their workers' rights. With...
  • U.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. The National Institutes of Health'...
  • City meetings could head for the road

    City officials are assessing the possibility of holding City Council meetings throughout the city following a request by Mayor Zareh Sinanyan. Although the council can't host actual council meetings like the ones at City Hall on Tuesdays, they can...
  • Notes and notables

    Roadblocks So the cab companies of the commonwealth don't want to see Uber and Lyft in Virginia. That's understandable from a business standpoint, but — like the state's demand that the ride-sharing operations must obtain broker's licenses —...
  • Hogan blames O'Malley-Brown for 'food deserts'

    Hogan blames O'Malley-Brown for 'food deserts'
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan blamed Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown for Baltimore's "food deserts" Thursday, suggesting that the O'Malley-Brown administration's tax policies led the the recent demise of the Stop Shop Save grocery chain....
  • Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions

    KABUL (Reuters) - Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer...
  • Hacking attack in Canada bears signs of Chinese army unit: expert

    OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to a cybersecurity expert. Canada said on Tuesday "a...