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  • Jesse Zwick follow in filmmaker dad Ed's footsteps? Nah ... well ...

    Jesse Zwick follow in filmmaker dad Ed's footsteps? Nah ... well ...
    Ed Zwick has won an Oscar, co-created an iconic TV series and seen his films gross more than $100 million. But on a balmy day in upstate New York last summer, he got kicked off a set. By his own son. He was trying to be careful. This was Jesse Zwick's...
  • USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $100 million fund launched on Tuesday aims to make people in disaster-prone regions of Asia and Africa better able to cope with natural disasters and crises, so that they can get their lives and economies back on...
  • James Jeffords dies; ex-senator quit GOP, tipping control of chamber

    James Jeffords, a former U.S. senator from Vermont who tipped the balance of the Senate in 2001 after he left the Republican Party and became an independent, died Monday. He was 80. Diane Derby, Jeffords' former press secretary and a spokeswoman for his...
  • Quick call for help: New mobile app links Lehigh students to police

    Twice in one day, someone went to Jenn Nguyen's front door and tried to open it. The Lehigh University senior keeps the front door of her off-campus apartment locked, so no one got in. But she was alarmed enough to call Bethlehem and Lehigh police...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • Obama to send Attorney General Holder to Ferguson, urges restraint

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday he was sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman, and urged restraint on the part of...
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • Obama to speak about Iraq, Ferguson at 4 p.m.: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will speak about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), the White House said on Monday. (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Walsh)
  • With an ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters

    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees, indicates she may not be quite ready to put her best foot...
  • Ex-Guatemalan drug kingpin pleads guilty to U.S. charges

    (Reuters) - The patriarch of a Guatemalan family linked by authorities to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to import more than 450 kilograms (992 pounds) of Colombian cocaine into the United States. Waldemar Lorenzana...