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Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

Friday, February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Obama said in a statement that Nemtsov was brutally murdered. He called on Russia’s government to “conduct a prompt, impartial and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.” Nemtsov is a former deputy … 0

Mexico official: Police capture top drug lord ‘La Tuta’

Friday, February 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested in a house in Morelia, the capital of the western state of Michoacan, … 0

Dems caught between Obama, Netanyahu on Tuesday’s speech

Friday, February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session. Netanyahu turned them down, frustrating members of President Barack Obama’s party who are caught … 0

Netanyahu exaggerated threat posed by Iran

Monday, February 23, 2015

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran’s nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations just a few weeks earlier, according to … 0

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies

Monday, February 23, 2015

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Exposing … 0

N.Y. jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

Monday, February 23, 2015

A federal jury in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for a series of terrorist attacks that killed or wounded Americans in Israel during the early 2000s, officials announced Monday. The verdict, which is expected to be appealed, was the first … 0

Obama proposes tougher consumer rules

Monday, February 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed tougher regulations on investment brokers who handle retirement funds, saying new rules would limit hidden fees, “back-door payments” and conflicts of interest that eat into middle-class Americans’ savings. Warning against … 0

Study: as ocean acid grows, coasts and fisheries vulnerable

Monday, February 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — The gradual increase of acid in the oceans threatens coastal communities in 15 states, although the reason for the impact — and what to do about it — varies widely, according to a new study. Writing … 0

Saunas may boost survival, Finnish study suggests

Monday, February 23, 2015

CHICAGO — Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true — in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for Americans shivering in … 0

Pol asks Congress to probe FDA response to ‘superbug’

Monday, February 23, 2015

Prompted by the UCLA superbug outbreak, a federal lawmaker is calling on Congress to investigate what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and device makers are doing to prevent further patient deaths and infections. In a letter sent … 0

Historic US-Iran nuke deal could be taking shape

Monday, February 23, 2015

GENEVA — Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that … 0

Mueller’s brother: Swap with Taliban raised IS demands

Monday, February 23, 2015

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller’s situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. … 0

States seek to fill the gap

Sunday, February 22, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation’s roads. Built … 0