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Obama always puts US on wrong side

November 17, 2014 Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. more »»

Cause of deadly leak unknown

November 17, 2014 LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — DuPont officials said Sunday it’s still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. more »»

Hagel: US speeding up training in Iraq

November 17, 2014 FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Hagel said U.S. more »»

Bay City Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

November 17, 2014 BAY CITY (AP) — A 31-year-old Green Beret from Bay City who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been killed fighting in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. more »»

State Dept. hacked, email is shut down

November 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. more »»

ISIL beheads US aid worker

November 17, 2014 By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said... more »»

Romania’s prime minister concedes

November 17, 2014 BUCHAREST, Romania — Thousands of people gathered in Bucharest to celebrate after Romania’s prime minister conceded defeat Sunday night in a presidential runoff against an ethnic German... more »»

Ambassadors of Gulf Arab states return to Qatar

November 17, 2014 By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI Associated Press Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said today they will reinstate their ambassadors to Qatar after withdrawing... more »»

Swampers, choppers and chooks

November 15, 2014 With the early arrival of winter this week, I was going to reflect on how I got dressed for winter as a kid. I grew up in a small town smack dab in the middle of the U.P. in the 1960s. more »»

Aging with a sense of humor

November 15, 2014 Why is it that there's a tendency to look upon old-timers with pity, nervousness, dread or even sorrow? Sure, it's the omega that began a long time ago with alpha, but the longer it's taken to... more »»

Democracy delusions

November 15, 2014 When the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago this week, people in the Soviet Bloc gained something even more valuable than a right to vote: a free market. more »»

The key to defeating Islamic State?

November 14, 2014 PARIS — While the U.. more »»

Educational fraud

November 14, 2014 It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. more »»

What happened?

November 13, 2014 Just what happened last week on election day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead? The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. more »»

‘Interstellar’ an awe-inspiring sci-fi epic

November 13, 2014 There are very few directors in Hollywood that can get a budget of over $150 million to tell a wholly original story. Christopher Nolan is one of them. more »»

With ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart makes a movie

November 13, 2014 NEW YORK — A bleary-eyed Jon Stewart is sitting outside his offices reflecting on his directorial debut, “Rosewater,” a drama about the unjust imprisonment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran. more »»

Preventing complications of diabetes

November 13, 2014 More than 29 million Americans — or about 9 percent of the U.S. population—have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not even know they have the disease. more »»

Making 'Dumber' sequel more fun than the first

November 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made another “Dumb & Dumber” film because fans asked for it, and the two actors said making the sequel was more fun than working on the 1994 original. more »»

YouTube adds subscription service

November 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of an ad-free subscription service and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs... more »»

‘Big Hero 6’ a great movie for anyone

November 13, 2014 2014 has been a good year for Disney. more »»



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