Birders should return to observation instead of ‘collecting’

By Marlene A. Condon July 11 at 8:53 PM Marlene A. Condon is the author of “The Nature-friendly Garden” and a columnist with the Bay Journal News Service. When I was a young girl, one of my most valued possessions was a little book called the Golden Nature Guide to birds....

How a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could help save Iraq

By Ryan Crocker, William Luers and Thomas Pickering July 11 at 8:53 PM Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. William Luers, a former U.S. ambassador to...
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Outside help is needed to save Iraq from sectarianism

By Charles A. Duelfer and Samir S. Sumaidaie July 11 at 8:53 PM Charles A. Duelfer led the Iraq Survey Group, created to search for weapons of mass destruction after the 2003 invasion. Samir S. Sumaidaie was Iraq’s ambassador to the United States from 2006 to 2011. Iraq has...
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Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

Zach Johnson watches his drive off the 18th tee during the second round of the 2014 John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Zach Johnson watches his drive off the 18th tee during the second round...
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Dozens of gay-marriage licenses issued in Colorado

Jessie Finau, left and Stephanie Martinez talk after receiving their marriage license at the Pueblo County Courthouse, in Pueblo, Colo., Friday, July 11, 2014. Technically, their state still does not recognize gay marriages. But that hasn’t stopped hundreds of gay...
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AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

FILE – In this May 8, 2014, file photo, Miami Heat center Chris Bosh celebrates after the Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 in Game 2 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation say that Bosh has agreed to a...

LeBron James Returns To Cavs: ‘I’m Coming Home’

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a...
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House chairman: $3.7B border request ‘too much’

Marchers held signs as they made their way to Department of Homeland Security offices, protesting immigration policies Thursday, July 10, 2014, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Victor Calzada) Marchers held signs as they made their way to Department of Homeland...

The Return: Cleveland Welcomes LeBron Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is coming back to Cleveland. Forget about all those fans who burned jerseys when he left — the city is ready to welcome its NBA superstar home. Within hours of his announcement Friday that he was leaving Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers,...