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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. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

    BOSTON Reuters - Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers. In a note on the nonprofit's website, Tor Project...
  • Chronology: Argentina's turbulent history of economic crises

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina was in a race against time on Wednesday to cut a deal by the end of the day with holdout investors who are suing it and to avert its second debt default in a little over a decade. It was the latest crisis in Latin...
  • More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

    More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a...
  • Iran frees U.S.-Iranian, three journalists still held: source

    DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week has been released, a source close to one of those being held said on Wednesday. The United States has called for their release and a senior U.S. official...
  • 'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban

    'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban
    The Syrian government has escalated its use of "barrel bombs" against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday....
  • US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan officials

    BOGOTA, Colombia The U.S. State Department Wednesday imposed travel and visa restrictions on Venezuelan government officials accused of human rights violations during widespread protests that have left more than 40 dead. "With this step we underscore our...
  • Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC - Dutch

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands or Malaysia is likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday. Cases are only referred to...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • North Carolina museum makes history with LGBT exhibit

    North Carolina museum makes history with LGBT exhibit
    The Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, N.C., recently unveiled a history exhibit that is in itself historic for the state and part of a larger national trend. Called "LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality," the show is a combination of exhibits...
  • Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday. The armed forces...