April 28, 2015

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Foreign leaders commemorate Armenian dead; calling it ‘genocide’ remains sticking point

YEREVAN, Armenia — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides. The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up Read More…

Rooftop restaurant shines as bright spot amid warfare in Gaza City

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. In a territory plagued by chronic power outages, poverty and shortages of construction materials, the restaurant defies all the rules: It’s well lit, thanks to a Read More…

Comcast-Time Warner deal may be dead, but cable consolidation marches on

NEW YORK — Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers Read More…

Some college campuses go BYOB: Brew your own beer

POMONA, Calif. — A bachelor’s in beer? A master’s in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies. When California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, fired up its gleaming new stainless steel brewery in December, it joined a small-but-growing number of colleges instructing students on Read More…

Curry scores 40 as Warriors come back from 20 down to beat Pelicans in OT

NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. The Golden State Warriors still need one more victory to close out their first-round playoff series with New Orleans, yet couldn’t help but Read More…

Cavaliers in command: LeBron James scores 31 points as Cleveland downs Celtics, takes 3-0 lead in series

BOSTON — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason and Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 23

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EU urged to take action on Mediterranean migrants The leaders will examine a plan to respond to the crisis, after more than 10,000 migrants are plucked from seas between Italy and Libya in a week and hundreds Read More…

Reagan, Galileo, Minaj: Presidential candidates seek reflected glory by dropping names

WASHINGTON — This is name-dropping season for the 2016 presidential hopefuls. They’re salting their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki Minaj and astronomer Galileo. It’s all part of a not-so-subtle effort to boost their own appeal by Read More…

Shiite rebels push through Yemen as Pakistan presses for peace talks

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s defiant Shiite rebels pressed their offensive in the country’s south, apparently ignoring an overture from Saudi Arabia earlier this week, while the kingdom’s warplanes continued to target their positions Thursday, officials said. In a stunning development, Saudi Arabia had declared on Tuesday that it was halting coalition airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Shiite Read More…

European Union leaders continue to discuss migrant crisis in Mediterranean

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders could double their spending on saving lives in the Mediterranean and use military resources to capture and destroy vessels that they suspect will be used for trafficking, according to a draft agreement prepared for an emergency summit Thursday called after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few Read More…