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Syria's chemical stockpile easy to find, hard to get to

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria's arsenal is concentrated in government-held zones, but routes to these sites are unsafe.<p>September 14, 2013|By Patrick J. McDonnell<p>A fighter allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government… (Anwar Amro / AFP/Getty Images )<p>BEIRUT — U.S. officials …

Athletics cost colleges, students millions

As colleges and students face exploding spending, tuition and student debt, many question all of the money spent on sports.<p>CINCINNATI -- College sports create undeniable campus pride and identity, but spending has increased so fast it's taking money from academics and student services.<p>The …

Japan switches off last nuclear reactor

Japan has started the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor for a scheduled inspection with no restart in sight due to public hostility towards atomic power.<p>The move on Sunday leaves the world's third largest economy without atomic energy for the second time since the Fukushima …

World's Oldest Man Dies at 112

How Good Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Maybe Too Good

It's lonely—and boring—at the top for the champion welterweight, who easily dismissed a supposedly worthy opponent Saturday to go 45-0 and continue a 17-year winning streak.<p>And Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won yet another boxing match. The American boxer hasn’t lost in 17 years, and he handed …

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

September 15, 2013|By Batsheva Sobelman<p>A satellite image of Dimona, Israel, where Israel reportedly built nuclear… (Space Imaging )<p>JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.<p>In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, …

Boston Marathon Charity Funds Pose New Challenges for Victims

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two victims of the Boston marathon bombing, J.P. and Paul Norden, were each awarded $1.2 million …

A Scarier Bird Flu: CDC Chief Warns of Looming H7N9 Threat

An uncontainable virus, killer measles, and the plague top the list of the CDC’s worries. By Eliza Shapiro.<p>Be afraid. Be very afraid.<p>While the U.S. …

UN confirms sarin gas used in Syria attack

UN investigators found "clear and convincing evidence'' that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.<p>As expected, the report, released on Monday, did not say who launched the attack in rebel-held Damascus suburbs.<p>It …

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Shooting rampage at Navy Yard in D.C. leaves 13 dead

WASHINGTON — A civilian contractor and military veteran with a valid base entry pass went on a shooting rampage at a U.S. Navy command complex building Monday, killing 12 people before being shot dead himself, authorities said.<p>Aaron Alexis, 34, a contractor from Fort Worth, was identified by …