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    February 25, 2011

    Quartet of Mideast mediators aims to revive peace talks

    UNITED NATIONS – Envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia are hoping to hold separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to try to revive peace talks, the U.N.’s Mideast coordinator said Thursday. Robert Serry said the so-called Quartet of Mideast mediators has proposed meetings with the two sides […]

  • Published
    February 25, 2011
    Joseph Lieberman, John McCain

    Did Army try mind tricks on senators?

    The military is investigating claims that a 'psy-ops' unit was told to seek more war funding by manipulation.

  • Published
    February 25, 2011
    Rahm Emanuel

    Fake Emanuel mystery tweeter signs off with wide following

    The anonymous tweeter attracted 38,000 fans during the mayoral race won by the real Emanuel.

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    In Focus: Prank caller gets governor’s candid thoughts

    Gov. Scott Walker is duped into discussing tactics for dismantling unions with a man he believes is a billionaire industrialist.

  • Published
    February 24, 2011
    EU launches plan to drastically reduce Greenhouses gases from member states.

    EPA halves cost of complying with air pollution regulation

    The agency says the cut satisfies the president's executive order to review rules that hurt job growth.

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    Quake’s toll expected to grow significantly

    Rescue efforts continue but officials say there's little chance that those buried will be found alive.

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    Plan has Big Tobacco admit to lying

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department disclosed Wednesday it wants to require the tobacco industry to admit publicly that smoking causes a multitude of medical problems, killing 1,200 Americans every day. The government proposed that a federal judge order the companies to say in advertisements that they lied to the public about the safety and dangers […]

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    Q&A: The Defense of Marriage Act

    Q. What is the Defense of Marriage Act? A. Passed by a Republican-led Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, in 1996, DOMA defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, prevents the federal government from recognizing gay marriages and allows states to deny recognition of same-sex unions […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2011

    Report: U.S. should ensure paid leave for new mothers

    NEW YORK – Americans often take pride in ways their nation differs from others. But one distinction — lack of a nationwide policy of paid maternity leave — is cited in a new report as an embarrassment that could be redressed at low cost and without harm to employers “Despite its enthusiasm about ‘family values,’ […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2011

    Detective Zigo, who had arrested Son of Sam, dies

    NEW YORK – Edward Zigo, the New York City detective who cracked the notorious Son of Sam case in the 1970s by acting on a hunch about a parking ticket and arrested killer David Berkowitz, has died. He was 84. Zigo died Saturday of cancer at his Lynbrook, N.Y., home surrounded by his family, his […]

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