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  • Insurers roll out travel coverage related to Ebola

    InsureMyTrip, a travel insurance comparison website based in Warwick, R.I., said Monday it will offer a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. program to better protect travelers whose plans change because of the deadly Ebola outbreak. Effective immediately...
  • Supreme Court appears sharply split on Jerusalem passport issue

    The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.” The outcome could...
  • This power lies with the president, not Congress

    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on what may seem like a minor issue: whether a 12-year-old boy named Menachem Zivotofsky can insist that his U.S. passport identify his birthplace as "Jerusalem, Israel." But the case involves issues of...
  • Three U.S. citizens last seen with police in Mexico are found dead

    Three U.S. citizens who were in Mexico visiting their father and were last seen in the custody of police have been killed along with a friend, authorities said Friday. Their bodies, each with a gunshot to the head, have been identified by relatives,...
  • Scientists sound the alarm in climate change report

    Scientists sound the alarm in climate change report
    Climate change driven by the burning of fossil fuels is already affecting life on every continent and in the oceans, and the window is closing rapidly for governments to avert the worst damage expected to occur later this century, scientists warned in one...
  • Supreme Court tackles thorny passport issue over Jerusalem

    WASHINGTON A clearly divided Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the political minefield that is Jerusalem, in a case pitting Congress against presidents of both parties. With Mideast tensions escalating, justices seemed split about whether Congress can...
  • Supreme Court to hear case on presidential 'signing statements'

    Supreme Court to hear case on presidential 'signing statements'
    A constitutional challenge to the president's long-standing claim of exclusive power over foreign affairs comes before the Supreme Court this week wrapped in an 11-year-old dispute over a single word in the passport of an American boy born in Jerusalem....
  • Top US Climate Change Negotiator to Speak at Yale Tuesday

    U.S. Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will be speaking at Yale University Tuesday amid new reports that the United States is considering making a major contribution to a fund to help poor nations combat the threat of global warming. Stern's Yale...
  • Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida

    Former Marine freed from Mexico jail arrives home in Florida
    A former Marine, newly freed after seven months in a Mexican jail on gun charges, arrived in his home state of Florida on Saturday to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A Mexican court released Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, a veteran of the war...
  • Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down?

    Why did one of Africa's longest-serving rulers step down?
    One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, announced Friday that he was stepping down after his attempt to extend his 27 years in power touched off a violent popular uprising dubbed the country’s...
  • 'Twilight's' Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guant�namo guards in 'Camp X-Ray'

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a "soul-numbing experience." "I think that we need to be very careful that these young people, the guards themselves,...