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New York stabbing suspect moved to psychiatric ward

NEW YORK – A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections officials said Friday.Michael Enright, 21, of Brewster,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ground zero’s boundaries a matter of debate

NEW YORK – The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years after Sept. 11: Where exactly is ground zero?The...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready

NEW ORLEANS – Five years after Hurricane Katrina flooded more than 80 percent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama to commemorate Katrina’s 5th anniversary

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – President Barack Obama will use the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to reaffirm his commitment to the Gulf Coast amid lingering questions about his administration’s...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Life after Katrina: Stories of survival

When Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans and the surrounding region five years ago, hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever, in myriad ways. Hundreds died, but even among...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oil rich, light poor

LAGOS, Nigeria – When the sun sets in Nigeria, candle flames dance against the darkness, flashlights bob down empty streets and thousands of diesel generators cough to life.This nation has more...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flood victims return home to destruction

AZAKHEL, Pakistan – This is what Anar Gul found when he came home: Eight thin mattresses covered with polyester swirls; a dozen blankets; a broken tape player; and a large metal box buried deep in...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taliban expands Afghan attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan – Eight Afghan police gunned down at a checkpoint. Campaign workers kidnapped. Spanish trainers shot dead on their base.A spurt of violence this week in provinces far from the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Drug cartel suspected in massacre of 72 migrants

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, said an Ecuadorean survivor who escaped and...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Attacks kill 56 in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Bombers and gunmen killed at least 56 Iraqis in two dozen attacks spanning the country Wednesday, mostly targeting security forces in seemingly coordinated strikes the day after the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Carter lands in North Korea to bring home American

Carter in N. Korea to bring American home SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Koreans welcomed Jimmy Carter back to Pyongyang with smiles, salutes and hearty handshakes Wednesday as the former American...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Miners told to stay slim

COPIAPO, Chile – Just 35 inches around the waist – that’s how skinny Chile’s 33 trapped miners have been told they need to be to squeeze through the escape tunnel, the health minister said...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World