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Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police not isolated

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Mo., is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement overhaul as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement. Continue reading...

Clinton's email to get U.S. review

Subscriber only The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. Continue reading...

Circus to retire elephant acts

Ringling owners cite public unease over animal treatment

Subscriber onlyThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's elephants from its performances by 2018, saying that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. Continue reading...

N. Koreans say attack 'justice'

U.S. ambassador recovering

Subscriber onlyNorth Korea on Thursday hailed a slashing attack against the U.S. ambassador in Seoul as "deserved punishment" for the United States joining military exercises on the Korean peninsula. Continue reading...

Victim: Race bomber stood out

Subscriber only Jeff Bauman, wearing shorts, walked with an awkward gait into a federal courtroom in Boston on Thursday. Continue reading...

N.Y.'s ex-archbishop Egan dies at 82

Subscriber onlyCardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82. Continue reading...

Russia sees U.S. military threat, warns Ukraine

Subscriber onlyRussia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the arrival of U.S. military trainers in western Ukraine a "provocation" and warned Ukrainians that they should rethink the consequences of hosting the Western forces. Continue reading...

Star Wars' Ford said injured in plane crash

Subscriber onlyA man identified in media reports as actor Harrison Ford was injured when his plane crashed Thursday near the Santa Monica Airport in California. Continue reading...

U.S. tells Ferguson to fix system

Justice agency slams illegal police stops, courts in disarray

Subscriber onlyThe Justice Department has called on Ferguson, Mo., to overhaul its criminal-justice system, declaring that the city had engaged in so many constitutional violations that they could be corrected only by abandoning its entire approach to policing, retraining its employees and establishing new oversight. Continue reading...

Selma anniversary draws Ferguson comparison

Subscriber onlyThey lasted only minutes, but the beatings of civil-rights marchers in Selma, Ala., permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. Continue reading...

Delta plane skates off runway in snow-shuttered NYC, but all safe

Subscriber onlyA Delta Air Lines Inc. plane skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway Thursday as ice and windblown snow shut businesses and government offices from New York to Washington. Continue reading...

U.S. seeks to calm Arabs on Iran

Nuclear deal won’t be part of ‘grand bargain,’ Kerry says

Subscriber onlyU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Persian Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyWisconsin starts right-to-work debate MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's Assembly began debate Thursday on a right-to-work plan that Republican Gov. Scott Walker has promised to quickly sign and Democrats lack the votes to stop. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlySinger Glen Campbell's two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions away from his wife of 32 years, Kim Campbell. Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell claim that Kim Campbell is keeping their father "secluded from the rest of the family," which has been "prohibited from participating in his care and/or treatment," according to a petition filed in a Nashville, Tenn., court in January. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyJohn Borger, an attorney representing Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper author Chris Kyle, filed a brief arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, whom Chris Kyle claimed in his book to have decked at a California bar. Continue reading...

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