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  • World Cup round-up: Messi lifts Argentina; U.S. opens vs. Ghana

    World Cup round-up: Messi lifts Argentina; U.S. opens vs. Ghana
    Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup since 2006 to lead Argentina to a tournament-opening win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The best player in the world has not had the best track record in World Cups, but leading La Albiceleste in its rival...
  • U.S. national team opens up World Cup bid against Ghana

    U.S. national team opens up World Cup bid against Ghana
    Almost three years have passed since Sunil Gulati went out and got his man. The mission when Jurgen Klinsmann was hired was clear: To overhaul the U.S. men's national team with an eye on becoming more competitive in the World Cup. Now, Klinsmann's...
  • Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw

    Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw
    CURRITIBA, Brazil -- Opening play in Group F, Nigeria and Iran played to a listless, 0-0 draw, the first of its kind in the 2014 World Cup at the Arena de Baixada. Despite a few early chances for the Super Eagles, there was nothing to split the teams on...
  • Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs

    Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs
    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, a taxpayer-funded American bank that helps multinational companies like Boeing and GE is the worst form of export policy — except for all the others. We're stretching the statesman's point about the imperfect...
  • World Cup round-up: Germany crushes Portugal; Brazil set for Mexico

    World Cup round-up: Germany crushes Portugal; Brazil set for Mexico
    Thomas Muller scored a hat trick to lead Germany to a 4-0 win over Portugal in the Group G opener.  Muller, the 24-year-old striker, now has eight goals in seven career World Cup games. The win puts Germany firmly in charge of the group, while it also...
  • World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament

    World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament
    Stop the presses. The World Cup has its first tie and the first goals-starved game, all wrapped up in 90, mostly humdrum minutes involving Nigeria and Iran that elicited the occasional jeer from a crowd made up primarily by Brazilians, who tend to...
  • Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad

    Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad
    In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
  • Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria

    Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria
    DAMATURU Nigeria - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a police official said. Several pickup trucks carrying bodies arrived at the nearby...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
  • Explosion at Nigeria venue for World Cup viewing killed at least 14

    An explosion at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria killed at least 14 people and injured many others, according to police. Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Press that 26 people were wounded in the...
  • Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized
    Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks. One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...
  • World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups

    World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups
    TODAY'S GAMES GROUP F: ARGENTINA VS. IRAN Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Argentina won its first game with Bosnia-Herzegovina but didn't look good doing it. Even the players thought so, challenging Coach...