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Annapolis Mansion Fire: Dry... An electrical failure that set ablaze a 15-foot Christmas tree caused a mansion fire in Annapolis, Maryland earlier this month that killed six people, authorities announced today. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents also concluded ... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:09 am
Israelis, Lebanese fear countries... Israel and Hezbollah exchanged deadly fire Wednesday across a border region monitored by U.N. peacekeepers. Caption Israel and Hezbollah exchanged deadly fire Wednesday across a border region monitored by U.N. peacekeepers. JERUSALEM Residents of ... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:20 am
AG nominee backs Obama on... Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch backed up President Obama on his controversial immigration executive actions during her confirmation hearing Wednesday -- while going as far to say she believed in an illegal immigrant's "right" and "obligation to work. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:13 am
Blizzard 2015: Airlines Scramble... Travel on the roads and in the skies began creeping back to normal Wednesday after a winter storm that saw more than 7,500 flights canceled and driving bans implemented across the Northeast. While another 600 flights were pre-emptively canceled across the ... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:54 am
'Dead' Florida Cat Claws His Way... A Florida feline named Bart is being hailed as both a "miracle" and a "zombie" after his owner says he emerged from the grave just days after being buried. The courageous kitty was hit by a car earlier this month and then interred in a shallow grave next ... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:54 am
Two Israeli soldiers, U.N.... By Jeffrey Heller and Sylvia Westall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war. The soldiers were killed when Hezbollah fired five missiles at a convoy of Israeli military vehicles on the frontier with Lebanon. The peacekeeper, serving with a U.N. monitoring force in southern Lebanon, was killed as Israel responded with air strikes and artillery fire, a U.N. spokesman and Spanish officials said. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:41 pm
Greek PM Tsipras freezes... By Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. A swift series of announcements signalled the newly installed government would stand by its anti-austerity pledges, setting it on a collision course with European partners, led by Germany, which has said it will not renegotiate the aid package needed to help Greece pay its huge debts. Tsipras, who was congratulated by U.S. President Barack Obama in a phone call for his decisive election victory on Sunday, told the first meeting of his cabinet members that they could not afford to disappoint voters battered by a plunge in living standards under austerity. After announcing a halt to the privatisation of the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, for which China's Cosco Group [COSCO.UL] and four others had been short-listed, the government indicated it would put the whole programme on hold. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:50 pm
Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate... By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed. The fate of air force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh was thought to be tied to that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a veteran war reporter who is also being held by the insurgent group. A video was released on Tuesday purporting to show the Japanese national saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack. Government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said Jordan was ready to release al-Rishawi if Kasaesbeh was spared, but made clear that she was still being held until the pilot was freed. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:14 pm
Raul Castro warns U.S. against... By Enrique Pretel SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless." His comments came after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit the island in nearly 40 years, last week met with dissidents a day after talks with Cuban government officials. "If these problems are not resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States would be meaningless," he said. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:32 pm
Fidel Castro in good health,... Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in good health, appearing skinny but lucid, a Brazilian theologian who met with him told official Cuban media on Wednesday. Castro, 88, who stepped down from power in 2008, has not been seen in public in a year and his photograph has not appeared in Cuban media since August, giving rise to speculation about his health. "The commander (Castro) enjoys very good health is in very good spirits," the writer and activist Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, better known as Friar Betto, told Cuban state television on Wednesday after meeting Castro in Havana on Tuesday. Though Castro periodically writes a column, he went silent for several weeks after his younger brother and current president, Raul Castro, and U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 they would restore diplomatic ties. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:44 pm
Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade' Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:53 am
Juror doubt at serial killer... The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:00 pm
Facebook earnings beat expectations The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:40 pm
Bank governor warns on eurozone Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position". Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:55 pm
Earthquake recorded in East... An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:47 pm
Do as we say, not as we do The US does not like comparisons between Jordan's offer of a prisoner swap and its own. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:40 pm
Hong Kong: Occupy Central The three-part report goes behind the scenes with a pro-democracy campaign trying to ensure free elections in Hong Kong. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:39 pm
Opposing CAR forces agree... Senior member of anti-balaka rebels and the ex-Seleka movement have adopted a tentative ceasefire, mediator says. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:39 pm
Can Syriza renegotiate Greece's... Left-wing protest party facing up to the political reality of governing Europe's most indebted nation. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:32 pm
US still has more to do to... Latin American leaders say restoring relations needs to be followed by lifting trade embargo imposed 55 years ago. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:31 pm
Facebook Earnings Rise on Mobile... Facebook???s earnings jumped 34% in the holiday quarter on gains in mobile advertising but its shares fell more than 2% in after-hours trading as expenses rose faster than revenue.
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S&P, DOJ, States Close to... S&P could strike a deal as early as Thursday to pay more than $1.37 billion to resolve crisis-era lawsuits with the Justice Department and more than a dozen states.
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China, Alibaba Clash Over Fake... Alibaba is embroiled in a rare, high-stakes public dispute with a Chinese government agency over fake goods sales on its e-commerce platforms, highlighting one of the risks for a company that last year raised $25 billion in the world???s largest IPO.
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U.S. Stocks End Lower U.S. stocks fell broadly Wednesday as a renewed decline in oil prices weighed down the energy sector.
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California Declares Electronic... California plans to launch a statewide campaign warning citizens about the health risks of electronic cigarettes.
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Two Israeli soldiers, U.N.... SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc reduced its outlook for fiscal 2015, saying it expects its newest Snapdragon mobile chip will not be used in a major customer's flagship smartphone, sending its shares lower.
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Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States.
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Fed upbeat on U.S. economy, cites... ATHENS (Reuters) - Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets.
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Facebook tops Wall Street revenue... SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless."
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Flooding leaves mess in oceanfront... (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent.
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Netanyahu blames Iran for northern... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:12 pm
US says Hezbollah 'in blatant... Targeted vehicles were two kilometers away from the Lebanese border. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:24 pm
'Love of my life, soon we'll... Jolie accuses international community of forgetting the Syrian crisis and implored them to work on finding a solution to end the conflict. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:21 pm
IDF releases names of Givati... 55,000-year-old ???Manot Skull??? proves modern humans migrated from Africa to Europe and Asia Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:42 pm
In Saudi Arabia, Michelle Obama... American singer-songwriter and chef will give Israel a taste of her 6th and latest album during performance in Herzliya in early February. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:23 am
Deal with the Devil: ISIS terror... THE family of a captured Jordanian pilot protest for his release as the government agreed to release a female terrorist from jail in the hopes to spare him from being beheaded. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:09 pm
Indonesia ???hopes??? Bali Nine... BALI Nine Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are “hopefully” in the next group to be executed, says Indonesia’s Attorney-General. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:43 pm
Man???s simple gesture warms hearts A MYSTERY man who was captured in this poignant photo braving a heavy snowstorm to sweep clear a patch of ‘scared ground’ has become an internet sensation. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:19 pm
Meditating mummy perfectly... THESE are the amazingly intact remains of a meditating monk that have sat undiscovered in Mongolia since sometime in the 1800s. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:32 pm
Kobane in ruins as ISIS defeated AUSTRALIAN jihadists are among 1200 ISIS fighters killed in Syria as the Kurdish flag flew over Kobane in a “hugely significant” victory. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:18 pm
Theresa May: Don't call police to... Campaigners have warned that asking people to report crimes online would put 'artificial barriers' between the police and the public Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:27 pm
Fugitive treasure hunter who found... Tommy Thompson, who found a sunken ship known as the greatest lost treasure in American history for its cargo of gold, has been arrested in a Florida hotel suite after two years on the run from investors Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:42 pm
Raul Castro: US must return... Cuban President listed demands that needed to be met to normalise relations with US after half-century freeze Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:23 pm
Has an egg that looks like a... Businessman Simon Steer could not believe it when he cracked open an egg into a frying pan and it formed the perfect shape of a chicken Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:31 pm
Men must prove a woman said 'Yes'... New guidance will be issued to all police forces and prosecutors as part of a 'toolkit' to move rape investigations into the 21st century Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:00 pm
Poll: The diagnosis is right, but...
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Two 5-year-olds teach us a lot... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:05 am
'America's Toughest Sheriff' ready... Posted on 25 January 2015 | 2:39 am
Drone maker offers to block...
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Justices block three Oklahoma...
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South Carolina Court Clears... A prosecutor in Rock Hill said the misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nine black students should never have been filed. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:08 pm
Father of Boy With Leukemia Asks... Carl Krawitt, of Marin County, argued that parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles were putting his son at risk. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:44 pm
N.F.L. Tries to Reassure Mothers... Through a nonprofit group, USA Football, the N.F.L. has tried to reassure mothers, many of whom decide which sports their children play, that football can be played safely. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:33 pm
Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of... Mr. Silver, the New York Assembly speaker, is accused of collecting payoffs through his job at the personal injury firm, Weitz & Luxenberg. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:40 pm
New England???s Next Task: Digging... The region is struggling to get back to normal after receiving record amounts of snow from the first major winter storm of the year. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:00 pm
IS Hostage's Family Told 'Things... The parents of a captured Jordanian pilot are reassured by King Abdullah II that negotiations are ongoing as a deadline nears. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:14 pm
Man Who Cut Off Wife's Head With... The Old Bailey heard the woman had been repeatedly attacked over a period of time but police called to her home took no action. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:19 pm
Four Missing As Fishing Vessel Is... Rough seas and gale-force winds led to communication with the fishing boat being lost on Wednesday afternoon, says the coastguard. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:58 pm
Tesco Drink Recalled Over... Some parents have suggested that the apple and blackcurrant squash could have been to blame for their children's upset stomachs. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:19 pm
Litvinenko Post-Mortem 'Most... A pathologist gives evidence into the spy's death as one of the murder suspects says the inquiry is due to the Ukraine conflict. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:27 pm
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
Inspiration for Seahawks logo...
The two worked out an arrangement: the mask would be loaned to the Burke Museum from late 2014 until July 2015. Money for the transfer was raised through a Kickstarter campaign. The Burke decided to have a celebration for the mask in mid-November, which included the Seahawks ch?… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:21 pm
Democrats Angle To Compete With... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:51 pm
Young Utah Family Poisoned...
The mysterious deaths of five Utah family members in their Springville home baffled authorities at first.
Benjamin and Kristi Strack were found dead on their bed on September 27. On the floor near them in the locked master bedroom lay the bodies of three of their children, fro?… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:59 pm
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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near...
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning three miles from Holtville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:36 a.m. PST at a depth of 8.1 miles. Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:18 pm
Italy police arrest 160 alleged... Italian police have arrested more than 160 alleged members of the Ndragheta mafia gang in raids across the country. Police also confiscated assets… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:35 pm
France calls for UN Security... France has called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council following the outbreak of violence along southern border of Lebanon with Israel. It… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:47 pm
"We will not continue a policy of... All eyes are on the new government in Greece, as it makes it plain that it is serious about rolling back years of austerity. Despite heavy losses on… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:39 pm
Fate of ISIL hostages unclear... The fate of two hostages held by ISIL, a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot, remains uncertain 24 hours after threats to kill them… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:56 pm
Syrian Kurds return to Kobani to... As thousands of Syrian Kurds return to Kobani, celebrations felt bitter sweet, as the level of destruction from more than four months of conflict… Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:52 pm
Drone company looks to restrict...
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More than 50 online threats...
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New England recovers from huge...
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Surf, sand and surgery? Inside...
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Number of measles cases growing,...
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DPP: we need more cash to... The country???s chief prosecutor needs more cash. Rape cases are up by one third compared with two years ago and... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:15 pm
Jihadi killings were a blasphemy... EM Forster once gave a lecture titled Did Jesus Have a Sense of Humour? He thought not. Christians who were... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:10 pm
Trainee’s YouTube rant tests... Sometimes controlling the levers of one of the world???s biggest law firms ain???t all it???s cracked up to be.
That... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:05 pm
Clean comfort eating: Gwyneth... In her first cookbook Gwyneth Paltrow brought us the joys of the lobster rolls
she ate on childhood holidays in... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:01 pm
Mystery of the moggie that ‘came... In the gospel of John, Lazarus emerges from his tomb after four days, his
hands and feet still wrapped in... Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:01 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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