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  • Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal...
  • ACLU sues over delays for immigrants seeking U.S. protection

    ACLU sues over delays for immigrants seeking U.S. protection
    Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days,...
  • Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue

    Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue
    Two popular self-defense classes for women hosted by Glendale’s Status on the Commission of Women in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month have been postponed this month because of a letter from the National Coalition for Men that claimed the...
  • Putin: Russia may invade Ukraine to protect locals

    MOSCOW --  Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Speaking live at his annual call-in show in a Moscow television studio, Putin implied he reserves the right to move Russian troops...
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Russia agrees to 'de-escalation' plan for Ukraine at Geneva talks

    Russia staved off further Western sanctions over its support for separatist militants in eastern Ukraine by reaching an agreement with the top U.S., European and Ukrainian diplomats that aims to "de-escalate" tensions between the former Soviet republics...
  • Witness recalls demo in 'how to slit a throat' as terror trial opens

    NEW YORK -- On a ranch in rural Oregon, a radical Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck.  "He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someone's throat,"...
  • Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement

    Ukraine talks yield an unexpected agreement
    Diplomats from the East and West had an unexpected meeting of the minds Thursday and drafted a plan for tamping down hostilities in eastern Ukraine by disarming rogue gunmen and restoring government sites seized by pro-Russia militants to their...
  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....
  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

    MOSCOW -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence from Kiev. Top diplomats from Russia, the...