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  • The Israel boycott that backfired

    The Israel boycott that backfired
    For about a year, the American Studies Assn. has been offering a very public object lesson in how to destroy a scholarly organization. Ostensibly devoted to the study of all things American, the 5,000-member academic cohort has ventured outside its...
  • Ornamental plaster: An old art form arises from the trash

    PHILADELPHIA Thirty-five years ago, when John Doherty was doing rehab work for Campus Apartments, removing old plasterwork to make way for drywall, he was struck by the beauty of the buildings' antique plaster flourishes all destined for the landfill....
  • Think helping against ISIS will get you off terrorist list? Think again

    WASHINGTON The role of Syrian Kurds in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State has prompted calls for the removal of an affiliated Kurdish guerrilla group from the U.S. blacklist, bringing fresh scrutiny to a terrorist-designation process that some...
  • Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica

    Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica
    French Polynesia: Health officials reported the first cases of locally transmitted chikungunya in Tahiti, as well as on Austral and Palliser islands. Chikungunya symptoms include fever and joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. The...
  • 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....
  • North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans

    North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans
    Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American imprisoned in North Korea for six months, was freed Tuesday in an unexpected move that raised hope for the release of two other Americans. Fowle, 56, an Ohio municipal worker who was arrested after leaving a Bible in a...