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  • Chicago fast-food workers join today's national strike

    Chicago fast-food workers join today's national strike
    Undeterred by wind and rain, dozens of fast food workers and community activists gathered early Thursday morning outside the so-called Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's in downtown Chicago calling for wages of $15 per hour and better working conditions. Music by...
  • Commentary: Curry is the best choice for Assembly

    On behalf of 15 former Newport Beach mayors, we urge residents to vote for Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry to represent our community in the Assembly on June 3. Curry has demonstrated remarkable leadership on the council in crafting consensus...
  • Snapchat weak on protecting user privacy, advocacy group's report says

    This is a week that Snapchat probably wishes were over. Days after the mobile messaging app was slammed by government regulators for misleading users about the ephemerality of photo messages, a leading civil liberties organization singled the company...
  • Two Palestinian teens shot dead during West Bank protest, doctors say

    Two Palestinian teens were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters near Ramallah marking  Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation. Doctors at the emergency...
  • In Mexico, notorious for bad education, teachers make big bucks

    We already know about the abysmal state of education in Mexico, where students routinely score near the bottom of international testing. But a new report by a Mexico-based think tank has revealed some real zingers, including 70 teachers who haul in more...
  • Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster

    Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on defensive over mine disaster
    As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey's deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive after a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster....
  • U.S. officials frustrated by Nigeria's response to girls' kidnapping

    As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Conservative party wins big in India election

    India’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party won an overwhelming victory Friday in national elections, riding a message of clean, business-friendly governance to a historic parliamentary majority that could profoundly change the direction of the...
  • Rival militias battle in Benghazi in latest sign of chaos in Libya

    Rival militias battle in Benghazi in latest sign of chaos in Libya
    Rival armed groups battled Friday with warplanes and antiaircraft guns in the eastern city of Benghazi in the latest outbreak of militia-linked chaos in energy-rich Libya. Fighters from a faction led by a retired general used aircraft bearing military...
  • Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee

    Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee
    Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...