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  • Family says nyet to Finnair's ticket policy

    Family says <i>nyet </i>to<i> </i>Finnair's ticket policy
    Airlines will never win a prize for sensitivity to customers' problems. They typically won't budge on change fees and ticketing costs. But you'd think that even the most hard-hearted carrier would acknowledge that, all things considered, this isn't...
  • North Korea test-launches 2 medium-range missiles

    SEOUL –- North Korea test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, officials said. The South Korean military said the missiles were launched just after 2:30 a.m. and flew for a...
  • Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand

    Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand
    The passport services office at the Laurel Municipal Center on Sandy Spring Road has become a "one-stop shop," according to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe. Operated under the direction of the Department of Communications, the office has recently expanded its...
  • Turkish Court Rules Against Twitter Ban But Block Remains In Place

    A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday that the government could not ban Twitter and ordered the Turkish Telecommunications Authority to stop blocking the service. But it is still not clear if or when Twitter will be restored in the country. Turkey's...
  • Special Report: Parents struggle to find assistance when adoptions go awry

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Alexander always wanted to adopt. In 2008, when her adoption agency sent a picture of a Russian girl who was available, Amanda fell in love. The girl was almost 2, and the agency warned that she had a "developmental and speech...
  • Obama administration 'naive' about U.S. interests

    Everyone is trying to convince the voters that Obama has improved the status of the United States. Remember when NASA was the leader in space exploration? Now NASA is in the global warming business. Really, going from scientific exploration to science...
  • More than 300,000 Pennsylvanians could be registered in another state too

    More than 300,000 Pennsylvanians could be registered in another state too
    More than 340,000 Pennsylvanians could be registered to vote here and in another state, but that does not mean they are fraudulently casting two ballots on election days, according to state officials. Last year, Pennsylvania joined the Interstate...
  • Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence

    Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence
    CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death. The proceedings...
  • 529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death in killing of police officer

    CAIRO An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death Monday in an unprecedented verdict that shocked the nation and dashed any hopes that Egypt's capricious judicial system would render justice to government...
  • Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions

    Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions
    With the United States threatening broad sanctions against the Russian economy, what that would mean for businesses in Connecticut is difficult to tease out. For the state's largest industrial firm, United Technologies Corp., an old-fashioned trade war...
  • Samuel Lewis and Israel's dream of peace

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The last time Ambassador Samuel Lewis was at an Anti-Defamation League podium was in April 2008 as part of a roundtable celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary. The speakers were each asked to share their most vivid and representative...