Matthew Lehman

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Obama's FBI pick Comey seen as independent, principled

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years ago, when Obama administration officials were just beginning a search for a successor to FBI Director Robert Mueller, James Comey was on the short list.<p>His broad law enforcement experience — as the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan and later as the deputy attorney …

Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a backhoe stacks freshly cut trees to be made into pulp and paper. Asia Pulp and Paper, or APP, is Indonesia's largest papermaker, and the company and its suppliers operate vast plantations of acacia trees here that have transformed the local landscape.<p>APP has …

Turkey alcohol laws could pull the plug on Istanbul nightlife

In the Siirci bar in a backstreet of Istanbul's bustling Beyoglu district, a few patrons are enjoying a cold beer. Flyers for LBGT rights and …

Economy shifts 2014 landscape

The 2014 midterm election is shaping up as something the United States has not seen in nearly a decade: a campaign run in a strengthening economy with deficits on the decline.<p>No one is popping champagne corks yet, and risks remain. But the altered terrain, if it holds, could benefit Democrats and …

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N.Y.'s Arvind Mahankali wins National Spelling Bee

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Arms behind his back in his signature stance, Arvind Mahankali spells on his hand, looking up at the pronouncer as he correctly spells "tokonoma."<p>"Arvind, since you are the only speller left in this round, if you spell correctly this next word you will be declared the 2013 …