Clinton, Sanders spar over capitalism and guns

LAS VEGAS - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over the merits of capitalism and traded barbs about their credentials on gun control during a tense first Democratic debate.

U.S. to raise Iranian missile test at U.N. Security Council 6:26pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A missile test announced by Iran over the weekend was an apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and Washington will raise the incident at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. | Video

Geese walk near a damaged building in Aleppo, Syria October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Syrian army, allies plan offensive on Aleppo

BEIRUT - Syria's army along with Iranian and Hezbollah allies will soon launch a ground attack supported by Russian air strikes against insurgents in the Aleppo area.  Full Article 

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris and his wife Paula are seen together in a Washington Life Magazine file photo from the Afghanistan Kuwait-America Foundation 2006 Benefit Dinner held in Washington March 8, 2006. Credit: Washington Life Magazine/Reuters

A CEO, his wife and the company’s grand hotel

Dow Chemical asked the CEO's wife to advise on the renovation of a company-owned hotel. Then, a $13 million cost overrun spurred delicate questions about how the project was run.  Full Coverage 


Kerry tries to calm Palestinian-Israeli tensions

BOSTON - Secretary of State John Kerry said he was working on calming violence between Palestinians and Israelis, and will travel to the region soon to try to move the situation "away from this precipice."  Full Article | Video 

A protester leaves after demonstrating outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Planned Parenthood amends policy after uproar

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood would no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donated for medical research after abortions, the women's healthcare provider said.  Full Article 

Wider Image: Feeling the pinch


The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab fisheries are suffering from a shrinking workforce, environmental issues and global competition.   Wider Image 

Tapping into plant energy to charge phones

A trio of Chilean student engineers have developed a biocircuit device that can harness plant energy and convert it into small charges of electricity to power smartphones. Ben Gruber reports.

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