Rural Greek communities have survival tactics that allow them to weather storms such as World War II deprivation and natural disasters. They will need to draw on them deeply, as Greece's current problems are unlikely to go away soon — whatever the outcome of the referendum on whether to accept the bailout proposals.
ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country’s future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to be marked with a “yes” or a “no.” The question does not address the future of the euro currency — which […]
The Greek people are preparing to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Officials with Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just north of Sandpoint, Idaho, say they plan to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. Resort CEO Tom Chasse says the company is excited to move forward with the project, which […]
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights […]
WINSLOW, Maine — A Miss 4th of July pageant winner who got upset when told there was a miscount and she could share the title has decided to concede her crown. Seventeen-year-old Molly Lybrook was told that votes were miscounted in the Winslow, Maine, pageant last weekend and that 14-year-old Caitlin Grenier had a higher […]
Here is a rundown on coastal salmon catch figures gathered by state Fish and Wildlife on how fishing success fared: ILWACO 79,400 hatchery coho catch quota and 15,000 chinook: 134 anglers June 13-14 with 75 chinook and 120 hatchery-marked coho for 1.46 catch per rod average (0.56 for chinook and 0.90 for coho); 1,337 anglers […]
LONDON — People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, in churches and mosques, in railway stations and at the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist’s rampage at a Tunisian beach resort. Flags were lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. government buildings to remember those killed in […]
LONDON — British police say they have closed an investigation into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her. The 25-year-old TV personality, daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead on April 7, 2014, at her home outside London. Police discovered heroin and syringes in the house, and a coroner […]
NEW DELHI — India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor. The data from India’s socio-economic and caste census was collected between 2011 and 2013. It’s the first time India has studied caste data since 1932. […]
SAN FRANCISCO — Kathryn “Kate” Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn’t know. The shooting occurred Wednesday evening while still light at Pier 14 — one of the busiest tourist destinations in the city, a […]
Chicago's Soldier Field, which was the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played with the band before his death in 1995, is hosting the final three shows of the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" tour.