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  • Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher cybersecurity laws, but the main pitch of his speech at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University was aimed at business leaders whose help he needs fighting cyberattacks. As he prepared to...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Feb. 17 News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on cybersecurity: Cyberspace, one of a host of once-exotic words now in the everyday vocabulary, isn't the mysterious sort of "Star Wars" frontier...
  • New front in Islamic State war as Egypt retaliates in Libya for beheadings

    IRBIL, Iraq The Egyptian government said Monday that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the Internet....
  • As Cuba policy moves forward, chief critic Rubio faces stiff odds reversing it

    WASHINGTON In December, just hours after the White House abruptly changed course in the nation's relationship with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio laid down his marker. "I intend to use every tool at our disposal in the majority to unravel as many of these...
  • Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher laws to protect against cyberattacks, and he also aimed part of his plea at business leaders whose help he needs in the fight. Just before he signed an executive order to promote information-...
  • Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014

    Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014
    Remember the Knee Defender? The devious device that clips on to the airline seat in front of you to prevent that passenger from reclining and encroaching on your legroom? Thanks to some high-profile incidents involving hostile passengers and flight...
  • In California, a 'golden' political opportunity carries risks

    WASHINGTON To some of the more politically ambitious members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, it's a long-awaited opportunity. For the first time in more than two decades, an open contest for a U.S. Senate seat from the Golden...
  • Chinese premier's brother leaves tobacco job as rules tighten

    HONG KONG Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's brother has been promoted from his post as deputy head of the country's tobacco monopoly, removing a potential conflict of interest as the government imposes new restrictions on smoking. Li Keming was named one of...
  • How to fix what ails Congress: bring back earmarks

    There are lots of complex proposals floating around for how to end partisan gridlock in Congress. But here's a simple start: Bring back earmarked spending. Earmarks — those legislative provisions that direct funding to specific projects —...
  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking...
  • New boss same as the old boss? Republicans still stymied in Senate

    WASHINGTON When Republicans held only the House of Representatives, their efforts at lawmaking always died in the Democratic Senate. They thought everything would change if they could win the Senate, allowing them to pass legislation through Congress and...