Police: Gunmen Attack University in Eastern Kenya, Killing 2
Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.
Russian Trawler With 132 Crew Sinks, at Least 54 Dead
A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.
LandlordÃ¢ÂÂs Lawyer Blames Con Ed in East Village Explosion
Thomas M. Curtis, a lawyer for Maria Hrynenko, questioned the actions of Con Edison, which had two inspectors in the basement of one of the destroyed buildings shortly before the explosion in the East Village last week.
Rights Measures Expose Divisions in G.O.P.Ã¢ÂÂs Ranks
State laws seen as discriminatory against gay couples have laid bare and intensified fissures between social conservatives and the pro-business wing of the party.
Cynthia Lennon, the First Beatles Wife, Dies at 75
Ms. Lennon, who was the mother of John LennonÃ¢ÂÂs son Julian, wrote two memoirs about her former husband.
Arkansas Moves to Revise Legislation as Concerns of Religion and Gay Rights Intensify
Besides asking for the bill to be recalled and amended, Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said he was considering issuing an executive order Ã¢ÂÂprotecting against discriminationÃ¢ÂÂ within the state government.
Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force
The company posted a statement in its Twitter feed that asked the governor of Arkansas, its home state, to reject legislation that critics say could allow discrimination against lesbians and gay men.
Obama Told Iran Nuclear Negotiators to Disregard Deadline in 11th Hour
Secretary of State John Kerry extended his stay for another day as he met with his Iranian counterpart on Wednesday night for what diplomats said could be a series of pivotal sessions.
California Drought Is Worsened by Global Warming, Scientists Say
Scientists say that the warming trend makes it highly likely that California and other parts of the Western United States will see more severe droughts in the future.
Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges
Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who prosecutors say traded political favors for vacations, campaign donations and flights, angrily denied wrongdoing and vowed to fight.
McDonaldÃ¢ÂÂs to Raise Pay at Outlets It Operates
A day after nationwide protests, the company said it was raising wages at least $1 over the local minimum wage at the restaurants it operates. Franchise outlets may feel new pressure.
Tom Koch, Comedy Writer for Bob and Ray, Dies at 89
Mr. Koch, a creator of the vexingly convoluted game 43-Man Squamish for Mad magazine, was the unheralded author of thousands of comedy scripts for Bob and RayÃ¢ÂÂs radio shows.
Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Sets Out His Agenda
In remarks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Mr. Buhari bluntly enumerated two scourges: the ruthless onslaught of the Boko Haram militant group; and the Ã¢ÂÂevil of corruption.Ã¢ÂÂ
Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal
The educators who stood trial were indicted in 2013 after questions about how Atlanta students had substantially improved scores on a test given throughout Georgia.
Rebels in Yemen Battle for Control of Strategic Port City
Fierce street battles and high civilian casualties were reported in the fight between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.
California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought
The move by Gov. Jerry Brown comes as CaliforniaÃ¢ÂÂs drought has reached near-crisis proportions after a winter that brought record-low snowfalls.
Bethlehem Journal: In Four Loops, Marathon Conveys Palestinian Constraints
The race is a hemmed-in affair, much like the city where it is run, which is exactly why the organizers of the Right to Movement: Palestine Marathon chose to stage it in Bethlehem, West Bank.
Former I.R.S. Official WonÃ¢ÂÂt Be Charged for Refusing to Testify
Federal prosecutors said they did not agree with House RepublicansÃ¢ÂÂ claims that Lois Lerner had waived her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself at hearings on the agencyÃ¢ÂÂs treatment of conservative groups.
ISIS Said to Step Up Offensive in Syria
Islamic State militants are reported to have launched offensives on two fronts Ã¢ÂÂ in the province of Hama and near Damascus, residents said.
Motherlode Blog: If an Expert in Day Care CanÃ¢ÂÂt Find a Good One, Can Anyone?
Here I was, an Ã¢ÂÂexpertÃ¢ÂÂ in childcare, and yet I knowingly left my own baby in a mediocre program.
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