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  • Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs

    Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs
    BEIRUT -- A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported. The state news agency blamed the attacks...
  • Nevada governor and senator join criticism of federal cattle roundup

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher’s 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of...
  • The truth about public pensions in California

     The truth about public pensions in California
    When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...
  • Algeria president's fourth term likely despite health, opposition

    Algeria president's fourth term likely despite  health, opposition
    Algeria’s longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears a shoo-in to win reelection during the national vote scheduled for April 17, despite concerns about his health and criticism of the government’s strict control. Bouteflika, who has...
  • Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city
    When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
  • Venezuelan officials and opposition to meet after weeks of protests

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela's government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe

    Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe
    A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions. Prince Asiel Ben...
  • NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers

    NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers
    The National Security Agency denied a report that it has exploited the "Heartbleed" bug to spy on consumers for the past two years. "NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine

    Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the...