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  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror

    El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror
    WASHINGTON —La milicia yihadista del Estado Islámico (EI) quiere contratar ingenieros, gestores, jueces, médicos y traductores para poner las bases de su califato gobernado mediante el terror, pero también a través de una relativamente sofisticada...
  • Iraq considers national guards to do what its army can't

    BAGHDAD It will take months, if not years, for the United States, Iraq and their allies to defeat the Islamic State extremists who have conquered more than a third of Iraq and as much of Syria, but even if they do, a long-term security vacuum will...
  • Out of touch? Senate candidates under fire for where they live

    WASHINGTON The elections for control of the Senate could hinge as much on where some candidates live as on how they vote. Residency controversies are dogging Senate candidates in several pivotal states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and New...
  • Obama's Islamic State strategy relies on allies with own reputations for brutality

    WASHINGTON Whatever strategy President Barack Obama lays out Wednesday to combat the Islamic State is sure to rely heavily on buy-in from rival Muslim powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iran one a Sunni Muslim kingdom with its own grim penchant for beheadings...
  • Drop in U.S. workforce due to aging, not weak economy: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - The drop in U.S. workforce participation since the financial crisis is largely due to the aging of the American population and will not reverse even if labor markets improve, a paper to be presented at a Brookings Institution conference on...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap

    Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap
    Microsoft’s YouthSpark program is hosting an event Tuesday morning where Orlando area civic leaders will gather to take a look at tech, science and math teaching in local schools – and how that matches up with the local job market. The...
  • A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

    A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?
    For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company. She studied entrepreneurship at USC's business school with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
  • Chicago export goods rise 11% last year, putting region 6th in U.S.

    Chicago export goods rise 11% last year, putting region 6th in U.S.
    Metro Chicago saw a 10.7 percent rise in the value of goods exported last year, to $44.9 billion, inching up one slot to place No. 6 nationwide, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report released Tuesday. The top five metros areas: Houston, New...
  • Study shows retention of U. of I. international students

    Study shows retention of U. of I. international students
    While the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more international students than any other public campus in the country, the majority of them leave the area after graduation, a new report has found. About 17 percent of foreign student graduates...