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  • Sgt. 1st Class Dae Han Park

    Sgt. 1st Class Dae Han Park
    A soldier who graduated from Watertown High School has died in Afghanistan, the Armysaid Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Dae Han Park, 36, died Saturday near Kajran, in Daykundi province, Afghanistan. Park, a solider with Charlie Co., 3rd Battalion,1st Special...
  • Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target

    Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target
    Third of three parts On a March visit to the United States from her adopted home in Thailand, antiquities scholar Roxanna Brown met her brother for lunch in Santa Monica. Roxanna was broke, Fred Brown recalled. She seemed nervous. For years, she'd...
  • Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind

    Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind
    Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81. The cause was complications of...
  • Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

    Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
    When George Howell told his hometown friends that, at age 24, he had decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they tried to talk him out of it. His best friend, Derek Paris, remembers Howell as unshakable. "He just said,...
  • Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives

    Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives
    Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...
  • Guns, no butter, on the campaign trail

     
    by Scott Martelle It's almost like they had Friday planned out as "Second Amendment Day" on the campaign trail. Barack Obama started the day in Watertown, S.D., where he wrangled with John McCain and President Bush over foreign policy and......
  • Obama to McCain: 'Anywhere, anytime'

     
    by John McCormick Sen. Barack Obama said today that he is eager to debate likely Republican nominee Sen. John McCain on matters of foreign policy, especially those dealing with the volatile Middle East. "If John McCain wants to meet......
  • Obama fires back on 'appeasement'

     
    by Naftali Bendavid Barack Obama just fired back hard at President Bush's comments before the Israeli Knesset Thursday in which he attacked those who wanted to negotiate with "terrorist and radicals," comparing them to appeasers who did not recognize........
  • McCain: Flip-flop count at 61. (Updated: Obama=17)

     
    A week or so ago, with McCain hyperventilating about Obama reversals on matters such as public financing of his campaign, we linked to a site that was tracking McCain's flip-flops. McCain is still hyperventilating. His current claim is that......
  • Senate: Trunzo gets NYSUT nod

     
    Getting the backing of a big teachers' union is a mixed blessing -- it means you get money and troops, but it also means you've kissed the ring of people who won't let you do a thing to help......
  • Albany: Smith makes another deal

     
    Having decided to give power to his least loyal members and empower Pedro Espada, a senator who is under almost constant investigation, as majority leader, Malcolm Smith is now trying to grapple with the consequences. As James Madore notes......