L. Carol Ritchie

L. Carol Ritchie appears in the following:

NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

Monday, September 01, 2014

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.


U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

Saturday, August 30, 2014

American and other forces have launched an offensive to aid the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.


The 'Times' Of London Reverts To Type To Motivate Reporters

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper is piping the sound of typewriters to inspire journalists to make the paper's deadline.


3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.


Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.


U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

Monday, August 18, 2014

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.


Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.


Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Dirt Track Driver

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.


At Least 13 Israeli Soldiers, 87 Palestinians Killed In Gaza Strip Sunday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli soldier; Israel's U.N. ambassador denies that any Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped, according to Reuters.

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Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.


Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.


Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

Saturday, July 19, 2014

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.


California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.


The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This summer, the moon will reach "super" status — turning full at its closest point to the Earth — no fewer than three times. The first supermoon appears Saturday.


Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.


A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Handmade rebozos and huipiles are staples of traditional Mexican attire. Designer Carla Fernández re-imagines those garments for runways in Tokyo and Amsterdam.


Miss. Sen Thad Cochran Defeats Tea Party Challenger

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.


Revelers Greet The Solstice Sunrise At Stonehenge

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.


Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.


Afghans Head To Polls Despite Violence

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.