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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

Saturday, August 1, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all. That statement and the circumstances of the shooting near campus have raised …

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday — physically ‘fit to serve as president’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is in “excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president,” her physician declared Friday — just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day. Within a three-hour period, the State Department made public more than 2,200 pages of emails sent from Clinton’s personal account, …

Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. “Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign …

‘Gut-wrenching’ decision: Search for teens suspended

Saturday, August 1, 2015

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced …

Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

Saturday, August 1, 2015

BERLIN — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for …

Into plein air

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Carol I. Chandler of Chester sketches a scene at Childs Park in Northampton Friday morning. Chandler was preparing to meet at the park with other members of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters group. Photo by Greg …

Dog days of summer

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

Friday, July 31, 2015

DUMA, West Bank — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which …

Taking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end

Friday, July 31, 2015

MIAMI — Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since …

Earth Matters: Our varied and vibrant Valley vegetation

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Pioneer Valley is a botanist’s paradise, a true hotspot of plant diversity in the state and, indeed New England. But besides pleasing plant geeks, our bounteous flora is the basis for all the animals — birds, insects, …

Wing part find stirs MH370 families’ emotions

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more …

Kurds decry Turkey’s renewed onslaught

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, the government’s renewed military …

Congress puts off messy decisions, leaves for vacation

Thursday, July 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. Not long after they return in …