September 5, 2015

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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…

Violence in Baltimore spawns disparate responses from community, police

BALTIMORE — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore. Ericka Alston — who launched the center in the poor, crime-riddled neighborhood in response to the violence Read More…

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect in custody

BANGKOK — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. “It would be great if Read More…

‘Black Lives Matter’ movement facing growing pains

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T-shirts bearing the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” for Read More…

Indians 4, Blue Jays 2: Tribe beats Price for sixth straight win

TORONTO — Still recovering from an illness that forced him to miss a start last week, Cleveland’s Danny Salazar had only one thing on his mind after beating the Toronto Blue Jays. “I just want to go home and sleep right now,” a weary Salazar said after shutting down the highest-scoring team in baseball. Jerry Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 31

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Police seek two new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe A Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality are suspected in the blast at the Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120 Read More…

Police seek two more in Bangkok shrine bombing

BANGKOK — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the Read More…

Obama makes historic trip to Arctic Alaska after renaming mountain

WASHINGTON — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska’s famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians. Obama flies to Anchorage on Monday morning for a Read More…

Afghan airfields built for war could become economic development engines

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but Read More…