Barbara Gillespie

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Trump's dizzying day of interviews

Comments on Civil War, big banks and Kim Jong Un perplex aides, historians.<p>President Donald Trump questioned why the Civil War— which erupted 150 years ago over slavery — needed to happen. He said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-Un, the violent North Korean dictator who is developing …

Forget Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, the humble flip phone is back

It’s 2014, but flipping hell, clamshell phones appear to be making a comeback. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was spotted with a flip phone during this summer’s US Open, as was Rihanna in recent months.<p>Iggy Pop has gone on record as saying he owns a flip phone. And it’s not just …

House panel to grill Kerry on Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry is next week set to receive a public grilling on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal.<p>Kerry will testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday afternoon, which is filled with Republicans who are skeptical of the six-month interim agreement to …

College received more sex assault allegations than it reported

Occidental College's underreporting of sexual assault allegations was far more extensive than campus officials have acknowledged, according to documents, interviews and a Times review of two confidential federal complaints against the school.<p>In October, the college said it had failed to disclose …

The Queen summons William Hague to Buckingham Palace

The Queen holds private meeting with William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, who has been criticised for ignoring Britain’s Commonwealth allies<p>The Queen may have allowed the Prince of Wales to take her place at the Commonwealth’s controversial Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka last month, but …

There’s a call for action, but the police documents don’t have the goods

The latest release of information gathered by police has many people wondering why authorities haven't stepped in to take action against Mayor Rob Ford. Why, they demand, hasn't he faced charges after admitting to buying and using illegal drugs?<p>Their impatience is understandable. The cascading …

Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice

New England chefs like Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are still coming to terms with the news: No more shrimp until further notice.<p>This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged …

American citizen Merrill Newman deported from North Korea lands in San Francisco

An 85-year-old U.S. tourist detained in North Korea for more than a month for alleged hostile acts has landed in San Francisco after catching a flight from Beijing.<p>North Korean state media said Saturday that Merrill Newman, a war veteran, was released because he had apologized for his alleged …