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  • New rules might recognize more tribes, create new casinos

    WASHINGTON As a proud Chinook Indian, Gary Johnson rejects the claim that his tribe in southwestern Washington state is extinct, even though that's what the Bureau of Indian Affairs declared more than 12 years ago. "They couldn't be more wrong," said...
  • Haitian leaders' bold vision goes beyond October election

    For the first time in two centuries, Haiti has leadership that is taking a businesslike approach to running the country, with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe encouraging the government's ministers and secretaries to act as...
  • Iranian minister says Saudi talks 'constructive'

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister said he held "positive and constructive" talks with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday where Islamist militancy in Iraq - that both see as a threat - was one of the topics discussed. Hossein Amir...
  • Even buildings with seismic retrofits damaged in Napa earthquake

    City officials in Napa had long worried that the grand building on the corner of Second and Brown streets — with its brick walls and giant red-tiled cupolas — could be devastated by a major earthquake. So city officials required brick...
  • How Pakistan's Sharif stumbled into protests crisis

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.      But Sharif only listened in silence as...
  • As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week. But as he pushes Americans to invest...
  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense

    National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense
    Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...