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Jay Nixon Orders National Guard To... In a sign that tensions in Ferguson are continuing to de-escalate, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has ordered the state’s national guard to begin withdrawal from the city of Ferguson. Below is the statement issued by the governor’s office on Thursday. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:02 am
Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl... A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:58 am
Police have 'a power trip... Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)-- Mike Knox, owner of Freestyle Barber & Beauty in Ferguson, Missouri, said police have pulled him over twice for what he calls "DWB" -- driving while black. When he questioned why he was stopped, officers pressed him for insurance ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:34 pm
James Foley's final months: Mock... Washington (CNN)-- An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail. These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American journalist James Foley, whose execution at the hands of Islamic extremists was ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:19 pm
Meet a Company Guiding Rich... When the first Burning Man took place in 1986, the wooden figure was 8-feet tall and stood scorching on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Fast forward to the annual event in 2014, which will begin on Monday in the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada. The figure ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:38 pm
Israeli air strike kills three... By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the three highest-ranking casualties it has announced since Israel started its offensive six weeks ago. All three, killed in the bombing of a house in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, had led operations against Israel over the past 20 years, the Islamist movement said. The Israeli military and Shin Bet, the internal security service, confirmed it had targeted two of the men. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:03 pm
British Muslims blame jihadi... By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the U.S. Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the death of Foley on the video, which featured a masked man speaking English with a British accent. As Western officials tried to identify the man, the Muslim Council of Britain denounced Foley's "abhorrent murder" and one of its advisers urged anyone who knows the killer's identity to contact the police. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:26 pm
Ukraine's Poroshenko talks tough... By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had "a strong country, a strong army" behind him. Poroshenko spoke as government forces, despite taking heavy losses themselves, thrust deeper into rebel-held territory in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east and kept the separatists whom they have battled since April on the back foot. The Ukrainian battlefield successes, after a faltering start in April when government forces were humiliated, have alarmed some Western governments who fear they could box Putin dangerously into a corner with no way out to save face. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Kiev on Saturday to show her support for Poroshenko - but diplomats say she is also bearing a message that he should consider calling a ceasefire so as not to incur a backlash from Putin. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:15 pm
Exclusive: Militants, weapons... AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt (Reuters) - A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army. While tunnels used by Gaza's dominant Hamas militants to infiltrate Israel were a priority target of an Israeli offensive in the Palestinian enclave this summer, many smuggling conduits into Egypt have skirted detection. "During the Gaza war, business has flourished," said a Bedouin guide who gave Reuters access to one of the tunnels and a rare look at how the illicit, lucrative industry has evolved since Egypt began trying to root out the passages in 2012. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:34 am
Turkish foreign minister set to be... By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and said a power struggle with a U.S.-based cleric, a Kurdish peace process and a new constitution would be his top priorities. Erdogan said the ruling AK Party's executive board had agreed to nominate Davutoglu as its next leader and, by default, his future premier. The decision must now be endorsed in a party vote next Wednesday, but is unlikely to be opposed. ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:19 pm
Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (??80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:05 pm
Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:40 pm
Doctors may face 'tougher... Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:31 pm
US Ebola patients out of hospital One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:19 pm
Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:28 pm
Hamas buries commanders killed by... Funerals held for three Qassam Brigades leaders in Rafah, as Israel calls up fresh troops for extended Gaza campaign. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:30 pm
US bombs Islamic State fighters in... Air raids come days after murder of US journalist, which group says was revenge for US attacks on its fighters in Iraq. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:53 pm
Appeal filed over jailed Al... Lawyers for the three journalists imprisoned in Egypt say there were several breaches of process in their trial. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:48 am
Indonesia backs president-elect... Top court rejects Prabowo Subianto's claims of electoral fraud, upholding victory of Joko Widodo in July's election. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:26 pm
UN's Pillay slams Security Council... In final address Navy Pillay says a more responsive UN Security Council could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:34 pm
With Rates Low, Firms Near... Companies around the globe have sold about $999.4 billion of bonds in the U.S. this year, including a $4.5 billion sale Thursday from Bank of America. That is up more than 4% from a year ago and puts them on pace to cross the $1 trillion issuance mark.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:42 pm
DEA Restricts Narcotic Pain Drug... The Obama administration moved to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S., with the DEA saying it would put hydrocodone combination drugs in the category reserved for medical substances with the highest potential for harm.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:35 pm
Citigroup Faces Curbs on... Citigroup faces restrictions that will prevent it from selling investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to wealthy clients, following a recent deal with U.S. regulators.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:08 pm
BofA Deal a Milestone in... Bank of America agreed to pay a settlement of $16.65 billion over its mortgage lending, capping a legal odyssey that has dogged it since the depths of the financial crisis.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:26 pm
RBC Weighs Opening Bank to More... Royal Bank of Canada is facing a conundrum about one of its fastest-growing businesses: when to apply the brakes. Earnings from the bank's capital-markets business are bumping up against a self-imposed limit that is key to the risk control on which Canada's banks built their reputation.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:17 pm
U.S. judge calls Argentina debt... LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley, held hostage in Syria.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:48 pm
Gap raises forecast; to open 40... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp met with 90 key suppliers last week to brainstorm ways to lower the long-term cost of operating and maintaining the F-35 fighter jets from the Pentagon's current forecast of $1.02 trillion through 2065.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:04 pm
Ukraine's Poroshenko talks tough... GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:43 pm
JPMorgan customers targeted in... BORDER CROSSING POINT DONETSK Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards began on Thursday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the frontier between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:46 pm
Turkish foreign minister set to be... ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said talks with the government were suspended on Thursday, as the continuing impasse raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's stability.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:19 pm
ANALYSIS: Israel's killing of... Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:39 pm
Pentagon warns: Islamic State... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:41 pm
Did Netanyahu go too far in using... Sirens warning of an attack blare in the Modi'in area, nearby Mateh Binyamin Regional Council in the West Bank; Gaza rockets also continue to pound the South. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:37 pm
Poll: Israeli public opposes... Islamists demanded ransom for American journalist; Iran conflates nuclear diplomacy with ISIS response. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:51 pm
WATCH: IDF releases video of... Former MI chief says Hamas might not want to admit to Muhammad Deif's death, concerned about the impact this would have on their fighters' morale. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:05 am
Foley ???endured mock executions??? THE US has launched more air strikes on Islamists in Iraq, as fellow prisoners say James Foley endured mock executions. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:43 pm
US Ebola victims leave hospital BREKKIE WRAP: THE two American Ebola victims have been discharged from hospital with Kent Brantly saying it is a miracle that he survived the virus. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:16 pm
Brits ???a quarter of foreign... AT least a quarter of the estimated 2000 foreigner fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq is British, it has been claimed. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:01 pm
Suspended for saying ???bless... A HIGH school student says she was suspended for saying “bless you” to a classmate who sneezed. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:32 pm
How can anyone reject this face? THIS gorgeous baby Western lowland gorilla is being hand-reared by vets at Oklahoma City Zoo after her mother abandoned her. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:51 am
??200: what the Government takes... "Holiday taxes" contribute ??1.9bn to the Government's coffers each year - an increase of 27 per cent since 2008 Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:01 pm
Medics with two years' training... Ministers say the scheme will relieve pressure on the NHS but opponents warn against hiring 'doctors on the cheap' Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:35 pm
Robin Williams' ashes scattered... Actor's ashes were scattered in the bay just a day after his death Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:06 pm
Isil now 'poses greater risk' to... US military leaders said Isil has a 'long-term vision' to take over Lebanon, Israel and Kuwait Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:38 pm
James Foley: Up to twenty more... The group which killed American journalist James Foley have many more hostages Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:15 pm
Gov. Nixon pulls National Guard... Missouri governor acts after a night of relative calm in the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:40 pm
U.S. judge strikes down Fla. ban... He delays allowing county clerks to issue licenses, pending appeals.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:55 pm
Bergdahl swap violated law, legal... Agency says Congress needed to be notified of the exchange of Taliban detainees for Army soldier.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:46 am
Worry grows for former Fla.... Former classmates, colleagues recall Steven Sotloff's work on college newspaper.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:22 am
First relatively calm night in... Police say a different crowd came out Wednesday, with "less agitators."
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Revulsion for ISIS Builds, but... The execution of James Foley has drawn a raw reaction from lawmakers, but even those criticizing President Obama for not doing more have not specified what to do. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:24 pm
On Ferguson Unrest, Poll Shows... A poll taken since a white policeman in Missouri killed an unarmed black teenager shows blacks and whites divided on how fairly the police deal with each group and a rising feeling that race relations are troubled. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:32 pm
In Transit Blog: Rumblings of... Airlines have been armed about a possible eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:51 pm
Halting ISIS Would Require Attacks... Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not indicate that the United States had any plans for strikes within Syria. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:26 pm
Quiet on Criminal Justice: Where... There is an opening for an ambitious candidate to push the party on issues like police abuses and racial injustice, but it hasn???t happened yet. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:23 pm
IS Demanded ??80m For Journalist's... US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the threat posed by the Islamic State is beyond anything America has ever faced before. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:21 pm
James Foley's 'British' Killer:... The journalist's killer apparently goes by the name of John and is said to be part of a group of Britons known as "The Beatles". Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:29 am
Suspected Irish Ebola Case 'From... Tests are being carried out on the remains of a man who is said to have died after recently returning to Ireland from West Africa. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:55 pm
Wrong-Way Motorway Smash Captured... A police officer yells "He's gonna hit us", moments before a driver going the wrong way down a motorway smashes into his car. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:49 am
Giant Crack Appears In Earth In... An earthquake or a leaking levee may be behind the appearance of a kilometre-long trench near Hermosillo. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:46 am
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Breaking: CNN Reports #Ferguson PD...
For the past couple of days, I’ve been pointing out the numerous problems in Jim Hoft’s anonymously sourced claim that Ferguson PD officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in a purported struggle with teenager Michael Brown, and now CNN is reporting tha?… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:49 pm
Watch: A Nun Gives Tea Partier a... Obama?conspiracy theorist?Dinesh D’Souza?was taught a brilliant, eye-opening lesson by Sister Simone after he dared to call the Republican Party’s refusal to raise the minimum wage a “minor issue,” a comment that left the famous “Nun o?… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:46 pm
Deletion Nation Inflation.
As most of us know by now you can be deleted for any reason in a nation.
Some find this exasperating and unfair but I think it is not a bad idea because we can then see what nations and administrators are doing a good job and which nations and their administrators are lit?… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:58 am
Sean Hannity Guest Has The Perfect... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:01 pm
Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli... August 17, 2014 ?| ?
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Imran Khan suspends talks with... Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has pulled out of talks with the government, vowing to stay with thousands of protesters outside parliament… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:56 pm
Political turbulence in Ukraine as... Ukraine's Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta says he has tendered his resignation, voicing frustration at the poor pace of economic reform. After… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:38 pm
Aid workers 'recover' from Ebola... Two American aid workers who got Ebola while treating victims of the virus in Liberia have apparently recovered after being treated with an… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:38 pm
Erdogan names next AK party leader Turkish prime minister and president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Davutoglu is to succeed him as… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:38 pm
Russian aid trucks bound for... The first lorries from a Russian aid convoy, stuck for almost a week at the Ukrainian border, have passed a checkpoint on their way to deliver what… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:38 pm
4 firefighters injured during Ice...
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Foley's final months: Mock...
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Agency: Pentagon broke law in...
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Ferguson, Missouri, residents talk...
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Judge strikes Florida's same-sex...
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:58 pm
Hundreds more UK Muslims choose... More than twice as many British Muslims have travelled to Syria
to wage jihad than have joined the... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:04 pm
Caliphate is a safe haven — and... The inhabitants of Raqqa in Syria have already had a taste of the Islamic
State???s so-called caliphate. Thieves have their... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:03 pm
Rampaging Isis terrorists amass... Extortion, oil revenues, the spoils of war and millions of dollars pledged by
shadowy Gulf donors have transformed Isis into... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:03 pm
Jailer John ran regime of mock... A French journalist who was held ??hostage for seven months with James Foley
spoke yesterday the ???macabre??? games their captors played,... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:02 pm
Erik Lamela finds form to save... Plenty were convinced that Erik Lamela should have been packed off back to
Italy this summer. Too lightweight, anonymous and... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:01 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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