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  • Yevheniy Senchenko lives the experience of a lifetime, but his thoughts are in the Ukraine | With Video

    NEWPORT NEWS — All is peaceful in the tree-lined neighborhood that will be his home for another six weeks. Five thousand miles away, where his family awaits his return, there is uncertainty and fear. Yevheniy Senchenko gathers what he can from...
  • Why did Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis

    Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was in Saudi Arabia with President Obama, is flying to Paris on Saturday “in advance of a to-be-scheduled meeting” within the next few days with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...
  • 'Cuban Twitter' raises question: Is it OK for US to help Cubans?

    MIAMI Does the U.S. government have the right to circumvent a dictatorship's controls on information? And if Washington tries to help foster democracy in a country ruled by a dictator, is it pushing for "regime change?" Those are the fundamental...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Senate panel finds CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects after Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON CIA officers subjected some terrorism suspects the agency held after the Sept. 11 attacks to interrogation methods that were not approved by either the Justice Department or their own headquarters and illegally detained 26 of the 119 in CIA...
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced. The book is to focus on the...
  • US scrambles to save imperiled Middle East peace talks

    JERUSALEM U.S. officials on Wednesday clung to the idea of revived Middle East peace talks even after tit-for-tat provocations by the Palestinians and Israelis in recent days signaled that Secretary of State John Kerry's signature diplomatic effort was in...
  • Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws

    DARK VIEW FALLS, St. Vincent Deep-green marijuana plants grow along roadsides, in front yards and on plantations hidden in the mountainous interior of this lush island and the spliff bar is just a stone's throw from the police station. Inside the...
  • Boycott mirrors prevailing sentiment in the U.N. and other global bodies

    SAN FRANCISCO The 5,000 member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Their decision was both reasonable and commendable. The call for...