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  • California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory

    The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said. “It would...
  • Maliki signals he'll step aside peacefully, easing tensions in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Tensions eased in Iraq's capital Tuesday as Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki gave his first signals that he's preparing to step down from his post as Prime Minister-designate Haider al Abadi began forming a new government. In a statement, Maliki...
  • Spanish priest becomes first Ebola patient to die in Europe

    MONROVIA, Liberia A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola in Liberia has died in a Madrid hospital, medical sources said on Tuesday, as the outbreak spreads through West Africa. Miguel Pajares, 75, was the first Ebola patient to die in Europe. He had...
  • Concern over Common Core nearly derails curriculum changes in Catasauqua

    Concern over Common Core nearly derails curriculum changes in Catasauqua
    Distrust over Common Core, a national set of educational standards, threatened to derail approval of several planned courses of study at Monday night's meeting of the Catasauqua Area School Board. School directors Christine Naegel, Dawn Berrigan and...
  • Iraq's pick for prime minister appears to have approval of Iran

    The lawmaker tapped to succeed Nouri Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister appeared to receive the backing Tuesday of neighboring Iran, a crucial Baghdad ally and major supporter of political factions and militias in the deeply divided nation. The...
  • Federal judge arrested in Atlanta; accused of assaulting wife

    ATLANTA Atlanta police arrested a federal judge Saturday evening on charges that he assaulted his wife. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller was charged with misdemeanor battery and taken to the Fulton County jail around 2:30 Sunday morning. Fuller,...
  • Iraqis who aided US military seek to resettle here amid new violence

    ATLANTA Terrorists sought to kidnap and kill Hadi Lazim when he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. He fled to the U.S. with a special visa in 2010 and has steadily helped his five sons legally immigrate here...
  • Vermont is 'single-payer' trailblazer

    BERLIN, Vt. Dr. Marvin Malek has been yearning and advocating for a publicly financed, single-payer health care system for at least two decades. Now, as Vermont stands on the threshold of being the first state to launch such a plan, he's confessing to...
  • City moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]

    Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]
    Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the...
  • Haider al Abadi named to replace Maliki as troops take to Baghdad's streets

    BAGHDAD Iraq's political crisis deepened Monday, with Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki entrenching himself in the capital's International Zone while the coalition his political party belongs nominated a rival to succeed him as head of the government. The...