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'Lynda's List' keeps Clintons up on friends in state

Subscriber onlyWhile Bill and Hillary Clinton were vacationing in August at their rented mansion on a scenic bluff in the Hamptons, they read a flurry of email updates from an earlier life. Continue reading...

Kentucky town remembers its war dead

Subscriber onlyLONDON, Ky. -- On an unseasonably cool August day, Zola Hamlin pulled up to a small cemetery on the outskirts of town, saluted the headstone of her fallen grandson and offered a somber thought for the parents and grandparents of future soldiers who might get caught again in an Iraq war. Continue reading...

Lawmakers cite Islamic State risk

House, Senate panel chiefs prod Obama to confront threat

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. Continue reading...

Civilians trained for '50s Soviet invasion

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Continue reading...

Penalties blocked for abortion law

Subscriber onlyBATON ROUGE -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, but lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's abortion clinics or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlySmall-plane crash kills 5 near Denver Continue reading...

In the News

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama and his family took time out to attend the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend, Sam Kass, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner at a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber onlyAl Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go. Continue reading...

Islamic State messaging bloody, but cutting-edge

Subscriber onlyThe extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their command of seemingly less lethal weapons: cutting-edge videos, video shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages. Continue reading...

Designer pigs tipping scales at state fairs

Purchased entries reflect farming's shift

Subscriber onlyTiffany LaRue, 17, had not been lucky with her pigs this year. One had its placenta detach, killing the embryos. Another was supposed to have been pregnant when she bought her, but wasn't. Another, LaRue said, just simply didn't take. Continue reading...

Ferguson marks 3 weeks since 18-year-old killed

Subscriber onlyA few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago that day, and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a national discourse about police tactics and race. Continue reading...

Democrats invoke death in Ferguson to mobilize black vote

Subscriber onlyWith their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize black voters angered by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office. Continue reading...

Corvette-gulping hole to be filled in

Subscriber onlyA large sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Continue reading...

End-of-life-care discussions making a comeback

Subscriber onlyFive years after it exploded into a political conflagration over "death panels," the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions might be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year. Continue reading...

Only 2.6% in construction field women

Programs seek to add more, pull ‘industry that time forgot’ into modern age

Subscriber onlyJanice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom -- in safety glasses and a T-shirt -- learning to be a carpenter. Continue reading...

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