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Greece tackles final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

...I haven't heard any alternative proposal," Tsipras told party lawmakers on Tuesday, according to a senior government official. The official asked not to be named, citing the sensitivity of the parliamentary vote.The reforms being considered...
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Picture of Tennessee shooting emerges: 3-5 minutes of terror

...sober up Abdulazeez now is detained in that country, according to that man's attorney and a government official.The Jordanian government official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, said investigators...
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Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

...and certainly punish those who are responsible."There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but a senior government official told The Associated Press that Turkey suspected the IS group was behind the blast as retaliation for Turkey's...
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Greece in the red as bailout ends

...of GDP. The Greek side has long called for debt relief, saying its mountainous debt is unsustainable.A Greek government official said Tsipras had spoken earlier in the day with Juncker, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and European...
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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

...hostage-recovery efforts. Delaney said he and the Weinsteins would rather have those efforts overseen by a higher-level government official with the authority to cut through bureaucracy.Obama is also expected to announce the creation of a State Department...
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Empire Editorial: More questions than answers

...situation, and murmurings around the capitol confirm as much. It's past time someone ask why and how a high-paid government official charged with felony assault with a firearm (who later pled down to a lesser misdemeanor charge) collected a paycheck...
Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work power. He also faces trial on other charges that carry the death penalty.The last attempt to kill a high government official was a 2013 suicide bombing that failed to kill then-Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis...
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'We Need Help:' Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

...600 feet above sea level. It's just 30 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. But villagers say not one government official, not one soldier has visited since the massive quake struck a week ago, underscoring just how unprepared and...
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American citizen killed in Afghan attack

...earlier freed some 20 people trapped in the guesthouse, but others remained inside, said Zia Massoud, an Afghan government official. He said at least one of those people was wounded.The hotel has both guest rooms for visitors and a residential...
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Juneau powerless in bill

...involvement in the legislative process "troubling" and his assertions "libelous.""When it's coming from a government official that adjudicates cases ... he doesn't know anything about our project and the folks that evaluate (the merits...
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