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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Gunmen storm Afghan police station as mine clearers abducted

    Insurgents armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian as gunmen elsewhere kidnapped at least a dozen mine clearers, authorities said. Nabi Jan...

    AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her...

    UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala

    Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president...

    U.N. says Afghanistan's court system fails women

    The United Nations says Afghanistan's court system is failing to provide adequate access to women who are victims of violence. In a report released Sunday, “Justice through the eyes of Afghan Women,” the U.N. Assistance Mission in...