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Dole, Slumped but Sharp, Returns to Senate to Push Disabilities Treaty

July 23, 2014 - 3:04pm
Former Senator Bob Dole implored the Senate to act swiftly to ratify a treaty that would provide greater protections for disabled people all over the world.

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Faults Oversight of Natural Gas Industry

July 23, 2014 - 2:58pm
A report concluded that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection had failed to adequately regulate the booming industry.






Leader of Lab That Had Anthrax Accident Resigns

July 23, 2014 - 2:52pm
Michael Farrell, who had led the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology laboratory since 2009, faced questions about how his lab was run.






2 Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down as Conflict Intensifies

July 23, 2014 - 2:29pm
Amid heavy ground combat in rebel-controlled areas of Ukraine on Wednesday, a serious blow to a military with limited air power.






Bits Blog: Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money

July 23, 2014 - 2:28pm
Many open source companies now work the same way: Get a software project going that outsiders can work on, and then sell proprietary stuff that makes the open source project useful.

Brand New Look at the Face of Mars

July 23, 2014 - 2:24pm
A map captures the Martian craters, valleys and peaks in stunning detail and offers ideas on where the rovers of the future might land.

A Column of 40 Hearses Meets the Victims of the Malaysia Airlines Crash

July 23, 2014 - 2:05pm
The first group of bodies of Flight 17 passengers arrived at a Dutch air base aboard two planes.






Inside Man’s Best Friend, Study Says, May Lurk a Green-Eyed Monster

July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
A paper says that if you are petting another dog, your canine is going to show a form of jealousy. But some say such emotion is too complex for a dog.






Rapfogel Sentenced for Stealing $1 Million From Charity

July 23, 2014 - 1:47pm
William E. Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for two decades, was sentenced to at least 3⅓ years in prison.






Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Intervention on Flight 17 Pays Off

July 23, 2014 - 1:10pm
Apparently leveraging good relations with Moscow, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal intervention with a pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine paid off.

C.D.C. Says Lab Director Behind Anthrax Mishap Resigns

July 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
The director of a government bioterror lab behind the potential exposure of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.






Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by Moreland Commission

July 23, 2014 - 12:34pm
An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the New York State panel’s work, objecting to any inquiries about groups tied to Mr. Cuomo.






In Israel, Kerry Sees ‘Work to Do’ to Get Deal on Cease-Fire

July 23, 2014 - 12:19pm
Secretary of State John Kerry sought to forge a truce in the Gaza Strip a day after American civilian flights to Israel were suspended.






TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes Off Taiwan, Killing Dozens

July 23, 2014 - 12:02pm
The twin turbprop crashed while attempting an emergency landing as Typhoon Matmo brought heavy winds and rain to the region.






In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

July 23, 2014 - 11:44am
Islamist extremists in control of Raqqa, Syria, have blended their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with the practicalities of governance.






U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

July 23, 2014 - 11:40am
Across the theological spectrum, clergy are urging Americans to welcome the child migrants arriving from Central America, and many are providing services for them.

Next Stop: Ghost Towns, Puffins and Unspoiled Views

July 23, 2014 - 11:26am
Exploring the Bonavista Peninsula, one of Newfoundland's most dramatic appendages, two decades after a fishing moratorium was declared.

ArtsBeat: Look, Up in the Sky! (For Price of Superman Debut Comic to Be Auctioned on eBay)

July 23, 2014 - 11:03am
Action Comics No. 1, featuring the debut of Superman, will be auctioned on eBay next month.






Bits Blog: With the Blessing of Bill Gates, an Unlikely Summertime Best Seller

July 23, 2014 - 10:45am
Microsoft’s co-founder has resurrected “Business Adventures,” a book published in 1969, and made it a best seller by declaring it his favorite business book.

Rapfogel Sentenced to Three and a Half Years for Stealing From Charity

July 23, 2014 - 10:07am
William E. Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for two decades, had admitted to stealing more than $1 million from the organization.