Nation / World

Boston stops detaining immigrants

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Boston has joined a growing number of cities that will no longer hold immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally for possible deportation unless an arrest warrant has been issued. The city council on Wednesday unanimously passed the so-called Boston Trust Act, which supporters said will improve relations between local law enforcement and immigrants wary of reporting … 0

American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy … 0

Foley case lays bare debate over ransom

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without … 0

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

Monday, August 18, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide … 0

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW DELHI — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India’s efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country’s lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as … 0

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Monday, August 18, 2014

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds … 0

USDA: Cost to raise child up to $245,340

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according … 0

Study: 65%of African elephant deaths due to poaching

Monday, August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and … 0

Ousted official accuses Border Patrol of cover-up

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Border Patrol official who was removed from his position in June is accusing the agency of covering up “highly suspect” deaths in clashes along the southern border. James F. Tomsheck tells the Center for Investigative Reporting that at least seven deaths along the border since … 0

Extra time

Monday, August 18, 2014

CAIRO — Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed … 0

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Monday, August 18, 2014

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go. The parents of the 7- … 0

Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilian convoy, killing ‘dozens’

Monday, August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling … 0

Protesters flock to Ferguson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from … 0