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  • Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two fronts

    ISTANBUL Syrian government troops failed on two fronts Monday to reverse gains by fighters loyal to the Islamic State, a sign that the insurgents who have captured half of Iraq are capable of battling Syria's government as well. Anti-government activists...
  • Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...
  • Sheriffs question Perry move to send National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN, Texas Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry's move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitabile aid, not militarization. Perry portrayed...
  • New law prohibits some fines for brown lawns during droughts

    New law prohibits some fines for brown lawns during droughts
    Californians who let their lawns die during a drought won't risk a slap on the wrist from their homeowners' associations, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. The measure prohibits homeowners' associations from imposing fines on...
  • A Gaza solution: demilitarization

    A Gaza solution: demilitarization
    The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas. That solution, though seemingly...
  • Disability Advocates Attack Malloy Over New Appointment

    Disability Advocates Attack Malloy Over New Appointment
    HARTFORD — Disability advocates and politicians from both sides of the aisle attacked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday for what they said was inadequate consultation leading up to his recent appointment of former Hamden Mayor Craig Henrici to head...
  • Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

    Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday opened the door to a potential income-tax hike, an acknowledgment that the tax rate he would inherit if elected cannot financially support a cash-strapped state government in the short term. Should he...
  • Gov. Perry to deploy Texas National Guard troops for border crisis

    AUSTIN, Texas Doing what President Barack Obama would not do, Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to augment a month-old state police surge on the Texas-Mexico border and will bill the federal...
  • Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
  • Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'

    Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir‎ Putin on Monday, saying the country is "on the dark side," blaming it again for the downing ¬†of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....