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Kabul Bank major hurdle in Afghanistan transition

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 21, 2011 at 5:59am   |   0 Comments

As the U.S. launches a third military front in the Mideast, hopes will naturally rise for diminished American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Japan, government and NGOs can bypass mainstream media

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 14, 2011 at 10:23am   |   0 Comments

While CNN struggles to maintain its hold on televised disaster coverage in the U.S., competition increases by the hour.

Homer Hickam: From the mines to the stars and back

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 14, 2010 at 8:05am   |   1 Comments

Homer Hickam Jr. has come full circle.

World leaders come together for nuclear summit

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 12, 2010 at 8:00am   |   0 Comments

The Nuclear Security Summit begins today, bringing to Washington the largest gathering of heads of state in 65 years.

Katyn massacre claims more victims

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 10, 2010 at 9:53am   |   0 Comments

Rarely does history echo as dramatically as it did today in Poland.

Massey safety record scrutinized in wake of mine disaster

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 8, 2010 at 10:26am   |   1 Comments

Massey Energy Co., owner of the Upper Big Branch mine where 25 men died this week, has a long record of safety violations, reports the Associated Press.

Romney vs. Gordy

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 20, 2010 at 6:53am   |   7 Comments

Remember the report about a fellow passenger taking a swing at Mitt Romney on a flight out of Vancouver?

Great-grandson of a president advises International Red Cross

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 15, 2010 at 11:01am   |   0 Comments

As it is in nearly every major disaster, the Red Cross is at the forefront of relief efforts in Haiti.

Bill Clinton: U.N. envoy for Haiti

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 14, 2010 at 8:57am   |   1 Comments

Through horrific circumstances, Bill Clinton again finds his mark on the world stage.

Grand jury focuses on Gale Norton and oil leases

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 13, 2009 at 10:34am   |   0 Comments

When you’re suspected of having granted favors to a future employer while still in government office, you’re apt to become the focus of a grand jury investigation.

Nobel surprises everyone - including Obama

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 9, 2009 at 12:21pm   |   1 Comments

Not since Woodrow Wilson has a sitting American president been awarded the Nobel peace prize.

SEC presses Elliott Broidy for info in pension fund probe

By A. James Memmott   |   October 3, 2009 at 10:14am   |   0 Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has turned up the heat on a major Republican fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy.

400 New Yorkers who made a difference

By A. James Memmott   |   September 10, 2009 at 8:52am   |   1 Comments

Jerry Seinfeld, Mae West and Henry Hudson now have at least one thing in common.

William J. Bratton rejoins the private sector

By A. James Memmott   |   August 10, 2009 at 10:34am   |   0 Comments

William J. Bratton, who helped turn around police departments in New York City and Los Angeles, is turning his attention to international crime fighting.

Even Skip Gates, even in Cambridge, even in 2009

By Ric Bohy   |   July 22, 2009 at 9:18am   |   12 Comments

At the least, some say, the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. was racial profiling.

Alfonse D’Amato is paid lobbyist for 9/11 Memorial Fund

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 31, 2009 at 4:23pm   |   0 Comments

The former New York senator is working as a paid lobbyist for the World Trade Center Memorial Fund to help the group win approval for a commemorative coin to be used as a fund-raising tool.

A. Barry Rand assuming leadership of AARP

By A. James Memmott   |   March 22, 2009 at 8:12am   |   2 Comments

AARP, a growing political force as baby boomers age, will be led by an African-American for the first time.

Fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias returns to old stomping grounds at Guantanamo

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 22, 2009 at 12:10pm   |   0 Comments

Former U.S. attorney David Iglesias – one of nine U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration in 2006 - has a new job.

Cohmad Securities, Robert Jaffe face tough questions about Madoff ties

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 15, 2009 at 9:16am   |   0 Comments

Investigators probing Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50-billion scheme are looking at the role played by an investment firm that he co-founded with an old friend from Long Island that recruited hundreds of investors from New York, Boston and Florida.

Gay bishop joins evangelical pastor in inaugural line-up

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 13, 2009 at 3:48pm   |   0 Comments

President-elect Barack Obama has invited V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the prayer at the opening inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday.

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