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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...
  • Hong Kongers march for democracy in 1st major rally since mass street protests last year

    Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting "No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage," the demonstrators held yellow umbrellas,...
  • Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?

    Americans are obsessed with the Islamic State. Ninety-one percent see the terrorist group as a threat to the vital interests of the United States, according to a September Washington PostABC News poll . That same month, President Barack Obama called the...
  • In Cuba-U.S. talks, the list of disagreements is still long

    In Cuba-U.S. talks, the list of disagreements is still long
    For all the talk about historic talks, the list of disagreements between Cuba and the United States, which could trip up renewed ties after the first round of official negotiations this month, looks a lot like it has for many years. The moods and...
  • 'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea

    'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea
    South Korea's path from postwar poverty to modern wealth is a rags-to-riches tale well suited to cinema, and it's intimately presented through one family in "Ode to My Father," the country's latest box office smash. Amid its success, "Ode" has sparked...
  • US soldier's death a tale of war, terrorism hatched from afar

    WASHINGTON The suicide bomber who Bryan E. Hall died alongside him. But now, nearly six years after Hall was killed in Iraq, a Canadian resident charged with murder and conspiracy in the deaths of American soldiers, including Hall, is at the center of an...
  • African nations open new front in war on terror, want multinational force to fight Boko Haram

    Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut. Nigeria has suffered through years of violence from the...
  • China offers up to $50K in cash reward for terrorism-related tips in Tibet

    Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. China's recent efforts to fight terrorism has largely involved the neighboring...
  • China running against light competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics

     China running against light competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics
    At first glance, Beijing's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics may sound, well, a bit quixotic. After all, the city's skies are notoriously smoggy, its main proposed ski venue is a five-hour drive northwest of the city center, and the mountains there...
  • We should think twice about 'death with dignity'

    Physician-assisted suicide is back on California's political agenda. Indeed, anyone who read the newspaper or watched TV coverage when the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) was introduced Jan. 21 might think it's a done deal, though the bill hasn't even...
  • Charlie Hebdo's free-speech guerrillas focus on what divides

    The attack occurred just a few minutes before I arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport on one of my yearly homecoming trips. By midday Jan. 7, 12 people, including some of France's most well-known cartoonists, had been shot in and around the Charlie...