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Clinton received classified information on her private email

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home […]

Walmart makes strides to ensure animal welfare

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle […]

Vacation collides with must-do agenda for Congress

WASHINGTON — With President Barack Obama’s high-profile agenda at risk, the White House cajoled the Senate in public and private late Friday to pass major trade legislation and prevent a lapse in the anti-terrorism Patriot Act before lawmakers rushed off for a weeklong vacation. “We can do all this today unless some want to delay […]

Police believe multiple suspects involved in DC slayings

WASHINGTON — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing. During their ordeal, the business executive and his wife told others to stay away — even ordering a pizza deliverer to […]

Senate approves Obama trade bill

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority. The bill now faces a tough battle in the House. The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse Obama’s request for “fast track” negotiating authority. It would let him present trade agreements that Congress […]

Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. Kiev also produced what it claimed was fresh confirmation of involvement by Russian intelligence in sowing unrest in breakaway eastern regions, saying it is evidence of continued […]

Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins

DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq. The Islamic State’s capture of the town of Palmyra […]

Senior Israeli diplomat: ‘This land is ours’

JERUSALEM — Israel’s new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people. The speech by Tzipi Hotovely illustrated the influence of hardliners […]

Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

YANGON, Myanmar — Four Malaysian navy ships began searching the seas for stranded boat people Thursday in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores, and a formerly reluctant Myanmar agreed to attend a regional meeting aimed at easing the crisis. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis […]

Spain grants temporary residence to boy found in suitcase

MADRID — The Spanish government on Thursday granted a temporary residence permit to an 8-year-old Ivory Coast boy that a woman tried to smuggle into Spain in a suitcase. Adou Ouattara was discovered when police scanned the suitcase May 7 in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. The Interior Ministry’s office in the […]

Swiss supreme court rules boy can’t have 2 fathers

BERLIN — Switzerland’s supreme court has ruled that a child born to a surrogate mother in the United States can’t have two fathers. The Federal Tribunal in Lausanne says only the 4-year-old boy’s biological father can be legally registered on his birth certificate. The men from eastern Switzerland, who are in a civil union, had […]

White sworn in as new Suisun City police commander

SUISUN CITY — Andrew White, who started with the Suisun City Police Department as a volunteer in 2002, was sworn in Tuesday as that department’s new commander. White succeeds Tim Mattos, who was named earlier this year as the city’s new police chief. Mattos lauded White as a law enforcement officer dedicated to Suisun City […]

Suisun City approves General Plan housing update

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council approved its updated General Plan housing element Tuesday night that proposes to change zoning to four sites to increase land available for residential housing. The council had little comment for the update that is required by the state and serves as the blueprint for community growth to 2023. The […]

Medic Ambulance donates van to Fun on the Run

FAIRFIELD — A refurbished and painted Medic Ambulance van was turned over Tuesday to the Fun on the Run program of the Fairfield Community Services Foundation. Helen Pierson, co-owner of Medic Ambulance, said at the City Council meeting that the donation represents an effort “to invest in our future.” Fairfield Vice Mayor Chuck Timm said […]

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