September 4, 2015

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India’s largest SUV maker, Mahindra, debuts in America with scooter

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — India’s largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter called the GenZe, which goes on sale this fall in California, Oregon and Michigan. Sales Read More…

Surgeons take bold steps to save man’s hand

Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’re gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie,” she told him. Frank Reyes agreed to the strange operation at Houston Methodist Hospital, and spent three weeks with his Read More…

Once dead and buried as 2024 Olympic host candidate, L.A. is back

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running. But with a late surge of life brought on by Boston’s dropout from the process, the city found itself on Tuesday as Read More…

North Korean airline gets you there, but offers nothing along the way

PYONGYANG — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse. Those are among many quirks that may help explain why North Read More…

Blue Jays 5, Indians 3 (10): Tribe wins streak ends at 6 games

TORONTO — A great game from Yan Gomes wasn’t enough to give the Cleveland Indians their longest winning streak of the season. Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Indians’ winning streak at six games. Gomes hit Read More…

Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses, cites ‘God’s authority’

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God’s authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why they should not face stiff fines or jail time. U.S. District Judge David Bunning Read More…

State Department releases Hillary emails: Mostly innocuous, some self-aware

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The State Department Read More…

Pope Francis: Priests can absolve women of ‘sin of abortion’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart,” saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort. Reflecting his papacy’s central theme of Read More…

Expanding waistline might portend Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people’s weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but when. Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look Read More…

In Alaska, Obama paints bleak picture of climate change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It’s a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the Read More…