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Report: Surveillance is hampering journalists

posted: 07/28/2014 9:48 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human-rights groups say.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

posted: 07/28/2014 7:30 a.m. Comments 22

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Israel, Hamas renew attacks across border

posted: 07/28/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza conflict, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

U.S. exports of coal stir climate worries

posted: 07/28/2014 4:40 a.m. Comments 12

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Health care renewal for '15 raises concerns

posted: 07/28/2014 4:26 a.m. Discuss

People who have health insurance from their jobs usually don't think twice about next year's renewal. But making the same assumption in one of the new health law plans could lead to costly surprises.

Trial to revisit 1995 Oklahoma bombing

posted: 07/28/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Program stirs up healthy eats

posted: 07/28/2014 4:22 a.m. Discuss

Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it.

Junk-car dealer dies from beating

posted: 07/28/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Police said a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died.

Ukraine pushes on to secure crash site

posted: 07/28/2014 4:17 a.m. Comments 2

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russia separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

The Nation in Brief

posted: 07/28/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

California wildfire burns 3,800 acres PLYMOUTH, Calif. -- Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

Names and Faces

posted: 07/28/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen. He returns to the subject as he promotes his latest film, the lighthearted period romp Magic in the Moonlight, even as he's busy shooting his next movie in Providence, R.I.

In the news

posted: 07/28/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama will rename the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a program designed to foster a new generation of African leaders, after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said.

Allstate brings the reality of distracted driving to light

posted: 07/27/2014 11:13 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Outside the Traveler’s game Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, people were being encouraged to text and drive, as long as they were willing to face the consequences.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

posted: 07/27/2014 10:33 a.m. Comments 7

WASHINGTON — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

posted: 07/27/2014 10:28 a.m. Discuss

BOONE, N.C. — A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

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