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  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday

    Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday
    During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants terminally ill abbot's burial wish

    SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
  • Orlando Figes on Crimea

    Orlando Figes on Crimea
    "It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other." So Vladimir Putin justified the Russian annexation of Crimea in a speech in the Kremlin on Tuesday. "In the hearts and minds of people," the...
  • Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say

    Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say
    BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports. The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
  • Retired Chicago police sergeant shot in home invasion

    Retired Chicago police sergeant shot in home invasion
    A retired Chicago police sergeant was shot and critically wounded after two robbers broke into his home in the East Side neighborhood and asked where he kept his safe, police said. Elmer Brown, 73, was shot in the neck and taken to Advocate Christ...
  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • Greek land mine scandal sparks far-reaching investigation

    Tens of millions of dollars in public funding for nongovernmental aid organizations is under scrutiny after the arrest of the head of a mine-clearing organization accused of embezzling $12.4 million, Greek authorities say. Three civil servants could...
  • Syria: Residents return to devastated Homs to salvage what remains

    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege. A deal finalized last week led to the evacuation of some 2,000 rebel fighters from the historic Old City,...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege. Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
  • Review: 'Fading Gigolo' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Fading Gigolo' ★&#9733 1/2
    Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. All you'll find on the docket today is a look at...