WASHINGTON — The United States can no longer afford to train foreign scientists and engineers and then send them back home to work for the nation’s competitors, say lawmakers who are expected to vote Thursday on whether to grant thousands of visas to highly skilled foreign-born graduates.
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BEIJING — The Chinese government took steps Tuesday to quell at least for now a troubling spike in domestic political tumult, tightly controlling anti-Japanese protests that over the weekend had threatened to spin out of control and concluding the highly-sensitive trial of a former police chief tied the biggest political scandal the country has seen in decades.
KHAWEIJA, Syria — On what should have been the first day of school, children in the Syrian town of Khaweija helped pick through the remains of a shop, looking for anything salvageable.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Nine foreign nationals and their Afghan driver were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-packed car into their mini-bus near the Kabul airport, government officials said. Two Afghan bystanders were also killed, said a statement from Afghanistan’s interior ministry.
LAS VEGAS — An Arizona judge says police can immediately start enforcing the “show me your papers” provision of the state’s controversial immigration law, marking another legal milestone in the two-year battle between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the Obama administration over the handling of undocumented immigrants.
PARIS – A French court on Tuesday banned Closer magazine from any further publication or distribution of photographs of the duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless and ordered that the pictures be returned to her within 24 hours.
WASHINGTON — The capital region’s newest celebrity is no bigger than a stick of butter.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight rural Afghan women gathering fuel for fires were killed Sunday by a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, and mourning villagers carried their bodies to the provincial governor’s office in protest.
ALEPPO, Syria — Two months into the battle for Syria’s second largest city, the airstrikes have become a part of daily life. Sometimes they are deadly accurate, taking out the rebels for whom they are intended. Just as often, they seem to miss.
Two universities, in Texas and in North Dakota, ordered the evacuation of their campuses on Friday after receiving bomb threats.
WASHINGTON — State Department official Sean Smith was chatting on the computer with a fellow online gamer Tuesday when attackers began gathering outside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
LOS ANGELES — Soon to be listed among the Big Macs and McFlurrys on every McDonald’s menu board and drive-thru across the country: Calorie counts.
CAIRO — Libya’s interior minister said Wednesday that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed when armed Islamist militants overran the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second largest city, in a day of rage that also struck the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, where demonstrators hauled down the American flag, tore it to pieces and burned it.
CAIRO — Protesters in Libya and Egypt stormed U.S. diplomatic missions Tuesday on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a day of rage that underscored the growth of fundamentalist movements in countries where new governments were swept to power in the aftermath of last year’s Arab spring.
NEW YORK — With bagpipes and somber bells sounding a sharp counterpoint to the commemorative moments of silence, the nation on Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack that brought down the World Trade Center in Manhattan and shattered the country’s political psyche.
NEW YORK — A Korean-American man who got a receipt identifying him as “CHINX” when he ordered Buffalo shrimp and chicken wings to go has filed suit seeking damages for the slight from a Hooters restaurant in Queens.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — As the fall semester begins, thousands of Bay Area high school students now have another reason to graduate, and thousands of young adults have a reason to return to school.
LOS ANGELES — A new theory is pouring some cold — actually, some really hot — water on the idea that Mars could have been habitable in the past.
ATLANTA — College rankings are so important to the Taylor family that even fifth-grader Lauren studies them. The Atlanta girl, who dreams of oceangoing trips in research vessels, has already narrowed her search to a few schools.
AKRON, Ohio — In the year since her husband was deported to Mexico for working in America without legal status, Leonor Ferreyra has struggled as a single mother.