Australian says he's founder of Bitcoin digital cash
LONDON (AP) -- An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator....
North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds....
Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?...
Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis....
Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death
CAIRO (AP) -- It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death....
Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days - a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people....
Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours....
Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region
BANGKOK (AP) -- Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows....
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Colorful lanterns in Seoul for Buddha's birthday, an anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar and sumo wrestlers holding babies were among editors' picks of images from around Asia last week....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the first priority of school administrators should be to maintain academics rather than capital improvements and athletic facility upgrades? <More Info>
After a contentious meeting last Thursday Blackhawk School District unanimously voted to table a series of staff and supplemental contract layoffs. Hundreds of Blackhawk students, parents and staff packed the high school auditorium urging the board not to curtail programs and cut teachers but instead to hold off planned construction projects including the building a new sports complex.
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