Nation / World

FCC OKs net neutrality

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a victory for online companies and tech activists, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to approve net neutrality rules that allow for the federal regulation of broadband Internet providers. Chairman Tom Wheeler called the vote the “irrefutable reflection of the principle that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free, open access to the Internet.” “Today is a historic day for the Internet … 0

World wonders: Who’s ‘Jihadi John’?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

LONDON — The man with a British accent who appears in Islamic State videos showing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and others being beheaded in Syria has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British citizen, according to a Western official in Washington. Emwazi is in his mid-20s and grew up … 0

Researchers find new reason to drink coffee: It may reduce risk of MS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drink up, coffee lovers: Neurologists say a healthy appetite for coffee may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis. We’re not talking a cup or two of joe in the morning. Even a triple espresso might not be enough to register a difference. In a new study, researchers found that Americans who downed at least four cups of coffee per day were one-third … 0

Bomb at pro-Ukraine rally kills 2; Kiev blames Russia

Sunday, February 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine — A bomb apparently hidden in a thin layer of snow exploded Sunday during a pro-Ukraine march in the eastern industrial city of Kharkiv, killing at least two people and wounding 11, authorities said. Four suspected … 0

In Ukraine, tragic but fake death of heroic nurse

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BERLIN — The story making the rounds on the Russian version of Facebook (Vkontakte) would be truly horrific, if not for the “truly” bit. A heroic young ethnic Russian nurse, working the front lines of the war between … 0

Out of the ordinary

Friday, February 20, 2015

Florida police dog fired from force after biting 2 people COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — A Florida police dog is being kicked off the force after biting a doughnut shop worker and an officer in separate incidents. Officials say 4-year-old Renzo had been with the Coconut Creek Police Department … 0

As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

Friday, February 20, 2015

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shelling. Children played in the rubble where their homes once stood, while neighbors boiled water … 0

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

Friday, February 20, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya — Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists’ aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town of Qubba, which is controlled by … 0

Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

Friday, February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with … 0

Greece and eurozone settle their differences — for now

Friday, February 20, 2015

BRUSSELS — Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country’s rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the … 0

2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract

Friday, February 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators have agreed to a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that has snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The breakthrough came … 0

Islamic State group may be threatening military spouses

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Angela Ricketts, the wife of an Army officer in Colorado, was startled by the message that popped up on her Facebook account last week. “Dear Angela! Bloody Valentines Day!” the message began. “While your president and your husband … 0

Slippery slopes

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As his 10-year-old son, Wesley, bombed down a snow-packed hill Monday afternoon, Russell Pope smiled. “Keep going, son!” he yelled. “Have fun.” After a mostly snowless winter, the Overland Park, Kan., man enjoyed finally getting to sled with … 0