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64 years later, woman battles to erase a McCarthy-era conviction

Friday, November 28, 2014

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — It was the summer of 1950, and Miriam Moskowitz was being followed. The men stalked Moskowitz on the subway. They trailed her as she walked to the laundromat. They followed her on a date with her boss and secret lover, Abraham Brothman. They shadowed the couple as they drove in Brothman’s Pontiac from Manhattan to the Jersey shore. Moskowitz knew from previous encounters that they were …

Parades, turkey mark Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

NEW YORK — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. Here’s a look at how Americans celebrated: Macy’s parade Heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and police helicopters protected …

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TORONTO — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomeshi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country’s vaunted public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, was charged Wednesday with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, …

Novelist PD James dies

Thursday, November 27, 2014

LONDON — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died at 94, is best …

Taliban attacks rock Kabul

Thursday, November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies …

Israel says Hamas cell was planning attacks

Thursday, November 27, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 30 Hamas militants who planned to kidnap Israelis and carry out …

With gifts, brute force, IS subdues Sunni tribes

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while …

Thanksgiving travel ‘a little hairy’ across region

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested …

Cleveland cop shot boy seconds after encounter

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CLEVELAND — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster …

Thousands of gun sales beat checks

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on …

Hong Kong police clear protest site

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HONG KONG — Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong’s three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony. On the second …

US Ebola monitors find no cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around. …

Ferguson prosecutor faces new criticism

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict …