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Hillary Clinton spins political attacks into moneymaker

By Tom Fontaine  and Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton’s two-week-old presidential campaign is looking to turn political attacks into dollars. It could be a lucrative approach, given the number of controversies surrounding the former first lady and secretary of State. Scrutiny has intensified since she started her ...

Police protesters tangle with baseball fans in Baltimore

By The Washington Post
BALTIMORE — Six hours into a remarkably peaceful protest of a police killing, a confrontation outside Camden Yards baseball park suddenly turned violent Saturday night ...

GOP presidential candidates decry potential nuke deal with Iran to Republican Jewish Coalition

By The Washington Post
LAS VEGAS — Disgust with the Iranian nuclear framework agreement dominated this weekend’s meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition as a crop of White House aspirants sought to outdo each other in opposition to the deal before a record crowd. Sen. ...

Internal NBC News inquiry finds 11 fibs by anchorman Williams

By The Washington Post
A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting ...

Oregon mulls law limiting antibiotic use on livestock

By The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the ...

AG misled Congress on spying dispute, Bush-era report says

By Bloomberg News
WASHINGTON — Alberto Gonzales, an attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute between the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless spying program, according to ...

3 found dead in California tire shop fire

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Three people were found dead in a tire shop in South El Monte on Saturday morning after a fire that may have been started by a gasoline bomb, fire officials said. At least one of the victims was ...

Maybe Manhattan coyote just wanted a good mocha latte

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD. Police collared the creature near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday ...

Buffalo weighs public boarding school proposals for at-risk kids

By The Associated Press
BUFFALO — Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students ...

Federal highway fund shortage batters states

By Bloomberg News
States are taking more financial responsibility for roads and bridges as the expiration of federal transportation funding approaches, straining a partnership that dates to the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s. At least six states have delayed about ...

VA secretary: Special advisory board will help fix system’s problems

By Luis Fábregas
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The chief of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Friday to fix systemic failures at the beleaguered agency and lamented what ...

World News

Nepal quake: More than 1,800 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

By The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers …

Middle East

Pakistan battles polio — and citizens’ mistrust

By Ishtiaq Ahmed Special To The Tribune-Review
ISLAMABAD — A doctor’s ruse immunization visit helped the United States locate Osama bin Laden — and it helped set back efforts to immunize Pakistani ...

Betsy Hiel

American Civil War vets found success, blame during unique service in Egypt

By Betsy Hiel
CAIRO — Palm fronds and gnarled eucalyptus branches obscure an obelisk-topped monument in an old Anglican cemetery here. Potted plants, a broken clock, a small wooden ...