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October 13, 2015

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  • Over a ton of rejected fruit, vegetables feed Athenians
    Oct. 11, 2015
    Thousands of Athenians have turned up to consume more than a ton of fruit and vegetables rejected by stores in an event that highlights the waste of ...
  • Nepal elects Communist party leader new prime minister
    Oct. 11, 2015
    Nepal's parliament elected Communist party leader Khadga Prasad Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ...
  • Kenneth Evans holds a composite of photographs of his son Tuan Evans, as he poses for a photograph Sept. 16, 2015, at his home in Temple Hills, Md. Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records. Tuan Evans is scheduled for early release from prison, the result of new sentencing guideline ranges that trim punishment lengths for convicted drug criminals.
    Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early
    Oct. 11, 2015
    A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.
  • Iran holds funeral for senior commander killed in Syria
    Oct. 11, 2015
    Iran held a funeral Sunday for Gen. Hossein Hamedani, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed by the Islamic State group last week near ...
  • Gaza official says Israeli airstrike kills mother and child
    Oct. 11, 2015
    An Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter in Gaza Sunday, a Gaza health official said, while in the West Bank, police said a Palestinian woman detonated an explosive in ...
  • In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 photo, a woman leads her cow across a road collecting alms from devout Hindus in Mumbai, India. Cows have long been sacred to Hindus, worshipped as a mother figure and associated since ancient times with the god Krishna. But increasingly, cows are also becoming a tool of political parties, an electioneering code word and a rallying cry for both Hindu nationalists and their opponents.
    With Hindu party leading India, beef grows more political
    Oct. 11, 2015
    The legislator was full of outrage when he arrived in the north Indian village days after the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows. A Hindu mob had smashed through ...
  • Scuffles break out as police hold back Turkish mourners
    Oct. 11, 2015
    Scuffles broke out Sunday in the Turkish capital as police used tear gas to prevent pro-Kurdish politicians and other mourners from ...
  • GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump makes a campaign stop Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Treasure Island.
    Condo owners in Panama tell Trump: You’re fired!
    Oct. 11, 2015
    The directors of the Trump Ocean Club met July 28 on urgent business. They needed to fire Donald Trump. The building's residents and condo owners had invested in the namesake ...
  • Police tape stretches across a section of street on the edge of the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, after an early morning fight between two groups of college students escalated into gunfire leaving one person dead and three others wounded, authorities said.
    1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight
    Oct. 9, 2015
    An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and ...
  • Ask an Attorney: What do the Volkswagen problems mean for me?
    Oct. 4, 2015
    I own a Volkswagen diesel. I’ve seen a lot in the news about the company lying about emissions; maybe my car shouldn’t have passed. I also see officials hope to update the software soon so the car shows its true colors. Can I sue Volkswagen? What if ...
  • Access to affordable mammograms is essential
    Access to affordable mammograms is essential
    Oct. 4, 2015
    For the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, early detection — made possible by annual screenings — can help increase their chance for survival by as much as 20 percent. The American Cancer Society reports ...
  • Cantaloupe Island
    Cocktail of the Week: Cantaloupe Island
    Oct. 4, 2015
    The slightly unconventional flavor combinations in this cocktail are what make it great. Melon vodka and cantaloupe reign supreme, while ...
  • The Sunday, the weekly news digest launched by Greenspun Media Group in February 2014, received 11 first-place awards, including for general excellence, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in the Nevada Press Association annual journalism contest.
    GMG takes top share of first-place awards in Nevada Press Association contest
    Oct. 2, 2015
    Greenspun Media Group received 33 first-place awards Friday from the Nevada Press Association, the most of any Nevada media organization. Eleven of those honors went to company's newest title, The Sunday ...
  • Portable classrooms at the Sandy Valley school sit mostly idle after flood damage three years ago. The campus, pictured here Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, now features twice as many portable classrooms as permanent ones.
    School facilities: Why some rural residents near Las Vegas are feeling cheated
    Sept. 29, 2015
    Longtime Sandy Valley resident Shana Hairston says improvements to the community's K-12 school campus are long overdue. "The school district has had a habit of thinking of us as the red-headed stepchild," she said. "Enough of that. It's time to ...
  • Third 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Nevada
    Sept. 27, 2015
    The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest corner of Nevada on Saturday night — the third earthquake of this size to hit the region in ...
  • Concert-goers injured after crowd rushes stage in Arizona
    Sept. 27, 2015
    As many as 12 people were injured after a crowd rushed a stage during a music festival Saturday night at a park near the city's downtown ...
  • GOP religious conservatives channeling anger toward victory
    Sept. 27, 2015
    Religious activists in the Republican Party, bolstered by House Speaker John Boehner's sudden exit, say the next GOP presidential nominee must share their uncompromising stance on abortion rights, gay marriage and ...
  • Egypt’s leader says country in ‘ferocious war’
    Sept. 27, 2015
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a "ferocious war" in Egypt and ...
  • In this March 12, 2012, file photo, a Volkswagen New Beetle is lifted inside a delivery tower after the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn promised full cooperation with the government following the company's admission it rigged nearly a half million cars to defeat U.S. smog tests.
    VW facing ‘tsunami’ of legal trouble in emissions scandal
    Sept. 27, 2015
    Who knew about the deception, when did they know it and who directed it? Those are among questions that state and federal investigators want answered as they plunge into the emissions scandal at Volkswagen that has ...
  • Iraq to share intelligence on IS with Russia, Iran and Syria
    Sept. 27, 2015
    Iraq will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat the advances of ...
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