Taliban confirm death, choose successor

...Omar's previous deputy and co-founder of the movement, Mullah Abdul Baradar, was arrested by Pakistani authorities. Observers say he has the respect of battlefield commanders and is behind the intensification of the war in recent months as a means...
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My Turn: The Shell Game

Remember the game where an object is placed under one of three shells, and through sleight of hand observers are fooled into incorrectly guessing the object's location? This is amusing because it's an innocent game and the stakes inconsequential...
What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...Robinson accused of raping a white woman, unfolds as an afterthought.When the trial's white audience files out, the black observers in the balcony remain, not to express anger or grief, or to confer about how to help Robinson's wife and children, but...
Sen. Schumer squeezed on Obama's Iran nuclear deal

...where they end up."Indeed, with the leaders of Israel and their supporters in the U.S. strongly opposed to the accord, observers on and off Capitol Hill say that the only chance congressional opponents have is if they get Schumer in their corner.Sometime...
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Sky protects Froome's Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

...Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali trailed more than six minutes behind Majka, again losing time to Froome.Many seasoned race observers say it will take nearly a miracle for Froome's main rivals to topple him before the race ends on Paris' Champs-Elysees...
After years of declining crime, a spike in violence

...discriminated against minorities. An American Civil Liberties Union study found similar practices in Chicago, where many observers expect a lawsuit to follow."Maybe we don't want hundreds of thousands of people stopped and frisked to get a few guns...
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My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

...These numbers are estimates from observers; the actual number could be twice...of Alaska trawlers have 7 percent observer coverage, far too low to get the...meeting in Sitka, it was reported that observers are routinely intimidated and harassed...
NATO OKs military upgrades to aid members of alliance

...been more change than I can remember ever in a single two-year period, at least in the 34 years that I have been an observer on the defense scene."___Associated Press writer Lolita Baldor in Brussels contributed to this report.
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On the Trails: Solstice at Cowee Meadows was a public safety concern to leave the cub where it was as long as the mother was nearby, so it was euthanized. Some observers later saw a female with one cub and thought that the family of the dying cub had moved on.Along Cowee Creek a doe with two...
Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

...two weeks' notice to allow for discussion, crafting a clear question to be put to voters and for inviting international observers to monitor the vote.Sunday's vote "has been called on such a short notice that this in itself is a major problem...
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