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Gary Locke’s successful tenure in Beijing

Regarding the Jan. 21 news article “For U.S. envoy in Beijing, legacy lies in numbers”: Traditional diplomacy honors traditional accomplishments: meetings with the powerful and speculative effects on policy. Perhaps it is time to trade these soft-edged accomplishments for the...

Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan takes part in a San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Ryan said House Republicans will tackle immigration reform in pieces rather than the Senate’s comprehensive approach. (AP...

Review: ‘The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI’ by Betty Medsger

On Saturday morning, March 6, 1971, Haverford College physics professor Bill Davidon and two fellow anti-Vietnam-War activists were welcomed to the White House for a 75-minute conversation with President Richard Nixon’s national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. The...

Book review: ‘The Answer to the Riddle Is Me’ by David Stuart MacLean

Lisa Bonos is Outlook’s assistant editor. David Stuart MacLean‘s troubles began about a decade ago on a train platform in India. “I have no idea who I am,” the 28-year-old MacLean said to a police officer. He couldn’t recall his name or even what country he was...

Browns hire Mike Pettine as coach

AP Photo/Bill Wippert CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have hired Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their coach, ending a twisting, nearly four-week search. Pettine finalized a contract Thursday with the Browns, who fired Rob Chudzinski on Dec. 29 following one...

Prosecutor: Find Iowa man guilty in 1974 slaying

This 1973 photo provided by Judith Cabanillas shows her sister, Mary Jayne Jones, a year before the 17-year-old girl was found dead in an Iowa farmhouse. Robert “Gene†Pilcher will stand trial Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, almost four decades later, in the death of Jones...

NTSB: Oil train crash risks ‘major loss of life’

FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude...

Man gets 57 years in prison in Sean Taylor’s death

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man who prosecutors say fired the fatal shot in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor has been sentenced to more than 57 years in prison. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy imposed the sentence Thursday on 23-year-old Eric...

Fox’s O’Reilly to interview Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will be interviewed live at the White House by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly during the Super Bowl pregame show. Fox said Thursday the interview will air at 4:30 p.m., less than two hours before the game, which is being televised...

METRICH raids Fostoria home

Two Fostoria residents are facing multiple drug charges after local law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on a South Wood Street residence Thursday. Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, with additional officers from Fostoria Police Department,...