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Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability. Don DeZarn, 48, of East Windsor, said Tuesday that Princeton officials told him he could not work in his job as senior operations manager of campus dining and use medical … 0

Study links polar vortex to melting sea ice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and … 0

Another journalist killed

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — Ignoring his mother’s plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in northern Iraq. Sotloff’s slaying was certain to pile new pressure on President Barack Obama to devise a strategy for dealing … 0

New challenge for gov. health care: Tax forms

Friday, August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Department of … 0

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Friday, August 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 … 0

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Friday, August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ∎ ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Tom Cole, R-N.M.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, R-N.M. ∎  NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. ∎  CBS’ “Face the Nation” … 0

Out of the Ordinary

Friday, August 29, 2014

Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned LOS ANGELES — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver … 0

Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

Friday, August 29, 2014

SAN RAMON, Mexico — The lumbering freight train known as “The Beast,” a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Mexican … 0

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

Friday, August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members … 0

Russian troops, tanks enter Ukraine

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. … 0

Obama puts blame for violence in Ukraine squarely on Russia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in … 0

Military: Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WESTFIELD — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday. Col. James Keefe said his “thoughts and prayers are with the family” of the pilot, whose identity wasn’t … 0

NRC: Spent fuel can be stored indefinitely at decommisioned plants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that spent nuclear fuel can be safely stored indefinitely at decommissioned nuclear power plants, according to a NRC press release. The NRC says it will lift its suspension of final licensing actions on nuclear power plant licenses and renewals once the rule … 0