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  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site
    (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian...
  • Canada launches plan to extend high-speed Internet to remote areas

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government on Tuesday invited remote communities across the country that lack high-speed Internet access to make a claim on some of the C$305 million ($284 million) it plans to spend over the next three years to upgrade...
  • Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little. The...
  • Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels

    Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels
    If the 60 percent jump in Virginia's oyster harvest in 2012 wasn't enough, last year the state logged another 25 percent surge — making that harvest the biggest since 1987. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the state's oyster bounty for...
  • Exclusive: Bulgarian central bank governor ready to step down

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Central Bank Governor Ivan Iskrov told parliament on Tuesday he was ready to step down if it can agree on a successor first. In a letter, first reported by Reuters and then subsequently published with a statement on the...
  • Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted...
  • Striking South African unions considering latest offer

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's largest union will consider the latest government wage proposal, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a three-week strike in the metals and engineering sectors that has sapped the continent's most advanced...
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Malaysian plane crash site

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • Jokowi party claims victory in Indonesian presidential election

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known as KPU, said the Jakarta...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...