Jul 29, 2014 — The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
Jul 29, 2014 — Also: The U.S. seizes imported oil in an Iraqi dispute; Time Warner wants arbitration to settle a dispute over TV rights; and there's a new print font honoring late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Jul 29, 2014 — Once again, an unarmed black man has died in a confrontation with police. This time the clash was captured on video. You'd think that might make everything clearer. You'd be wrong.
Jul 29, 2014 — Cacao "supertrees" in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.
Jul 29, 2014 — It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.
Jul 29, 2014 — Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.
Jul 29, 2014 — Also: Linda Gregerson has a new poem in The New Yorker; allegations of sexual harassment at the country's biggest comic book convention.
Jul 29, 2014 — Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.
Jul 29, 2014 — A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.
Jul 29, 2014 — For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.