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Suspect fatally shoots two Maryland sheriff's deputies

Two sheriff's deputies in Harford County, Md., outside Baltimore were shot and killed Wednesday after approaching a suspect in a Panera Bread store, the sheriff's department announced.

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After centuries of eating rice and noodles, Chinese don't like switching to potatoes.

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Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tells CNN there is no doubt that President Obama supports Hillary...

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  Oregon standoff: FBI surrounds...(CNN) The armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon have been surrounded, the FBI said on Wednesday. According to the FBI, one of the remaining occupiers rode outside barricades at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. When agents tried to...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:05 am
  Donald Trump rolls into South...PENDLETON, S.C. Before Donald Trump took the stage for his first major rally since winning the New Hampshire primary, the Rev. Mark Burns led the crowd in a prayer that sounded like a pep talk -- and then gave a pep talk that sort of sounded like a...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:10 am
  Senate passes bill to hit North...Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, walks with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, to the chamber for the vote to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear ...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:01 am
  Suicide-Bomber Girls Kill 58 in...MAIDUGURI, Nigeria When three girls showed up Monday at a camp for people who had fled the militant group Boko Haram, they were welcomed and offered a place to sleep. But early Tuesday morning, as the first light spread across the sprawling camp,...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:01 pm
  Anthem of the Seas Returns to...(10:30 a.m. GMT) -- Anthem of the Seas pulled into Bayonne's Cape Liberty port on Wednesday night, returning to the dock three days early after being swept up in a severe Atlantic storm that captured worldwide attention. The ship's 4,529 passengers ...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:31 am

  FBI Surrounds Remaining Protesters...FBI agents have converged on the Oregon wildlife refuge where the last four followers of Ammon and Ryan Bundy remain holed up, the agency confirmed Wednesday night. The FBI's Portland office said agents have been stationed at barricades in front of and ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:43 pm
  Oklahoma man arrested in...Oklahoma City police say a man shot and decapitated his grandmother and her husband Tuesday at the home where she operated a daycare center. Quinton Dashawn Laster, 20, was being held on two complaints of first-degree murder after police found the bodies ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:28 pm
  El Chapo Could Be Tried in...If Mexico agrees to extradite the notorious drug trafficker known as El Chapo to the United States, he would be tried in federal court in Brooklyn, a law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The drug kingpin, Joaqu�GuzmᮠLoera, has been indicted in ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:28 pm
  North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un...SEOUL, South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed one of his top military chiefs for corruption and other charges, various South Korean officials said Wednesday. "(Army General) Ri Yong-Gil stopped appearing at important functions and I ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:15 pm
  West Point cadets go online,...A team of West Point cadets has found a better use for social media than posting selfies and 140-character witticisms: going undercover and online to steer young Muslims away from terrorist recruiters. The cadets crafted an online strategy to stem the flow ...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:17 pm

  Russia says U.S. planes bombed...Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that U.S. aircraft had carried out a bombing attack on the Syrian town of Aleppo on Wednesday, which the U.S. later said had been carried out by Russian planes, the TASS agency reported. TASS cited a defense ministry spokesman as saying that two U.S. A-10 ground attack aircraft, flying from Turkey, had bombed objects in Aleppo.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:00 am
  North Korea feels global pressure...By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends. Indeed, Pyongyang has been squeezed by layers of U.N. sanctions since 2006 targeting its once-lucrative arms trade and the flow of money that financed its weapons program. China, North Korea's most important ally, as well as Russia have signed up to U.N. Security Council sanctions over the missile and nuclear tests.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:42 am
  Syrian Kurdish forces said to...BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish-led fighters, aided by heavy Russian bombing, captured a rebel-held former Syrian army military airport near the border with Turkey overnight as they expand in the strategic area where the Syrian army was making rapid advances, a monitor and rebels said on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed earlier reports about Menagh airport, the scene of heavy fighting between Kurds and Syrian insurgents, adding that Russian planes staged at least 30 raids against insurgents holding out there. ...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:07 am
  North Korea satellite not...By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite put into orbit by North Korea at the weekend does not appear to be transmitting, but it is worrying that the rocket that took it there delivered twice the payload of Pyongyang's previous launch, the head of the U.S. Army's Missile Defense Command said on Wednesday. "If you look at the previous launch and the payload it put into orbit ??? just the increase in weight is I think an important factor," Lieutenant-General David Mann told a seminar on Capitol Hill organized by the Hudson Institute think tank. "I don't think it's transmitting as we speak, but it does reflect a capability that North Korea is trying to leverage in terms of its missile technologies," he said.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:00 pm
  With fewer U.S. troops in...By James Mackenzie KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. With fewer American soldiers on the ground and their rules of engagement limited, the outgoing commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, believes broader authorization of force is the best way of supporting stretched local troops.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:07 pm

  Doctors reject 'final' contract...Junior doctors' leaders have rejected a "final" offer made by the government in the contract dispute in England, as a second 24-hour strike ends.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:07 am
  Police 'should be neutral' in sex...Police should change their approach to sex abuse allegations and pursue claims with an "open mind" rather than presuming they are true.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:01 am
  Train crew shortages causing delaysTrain crew shortages have caused almost one in 10 rail delays over the past few years, the BBC learns.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:52 pm
  Early guilty pleas 'to be...All criminals who plead guilty at the earliest opportunity could have their sentences cut by a third, under new plans in England and Wales.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:08 pm
  University bosses' pay...Vice-chancellors at UK universities receive average salary packages of ??272,000 a year, the University and College Union says.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:13 pm

  Final four occupiers at Oregon...Four protesters say they intend to turn themselves in on Thursday, 41 days after occupying US government land.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:12 am
  Australia mulls rescue of trapped...Children of ISIL fighter and their Sydney-born mother reportedly caught up in Syrian war and trying to return home.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:57 am
  Facebook board member apologises...Twitter outburst denouncing India's "anti-colonialism" draws sharp rebuke from Mark Zuckerberg and Indian citizens.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:06 am
  9/11 planner needs care after...Rights group says abuse inflicted on Guantanamo detainee has led to medical problems that have been ignored.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:49 am
  Cuba Year Zero How will improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US affect the lives of people on both sides?
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:33 am

  Syria Talks Beleaguered by...With talks scheduled Thursday in Munich to try to agree on a cease-fire in Syria, all sides in the conflict are at odds over which rebels should be considered ‘terrorists.’
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:13 pm
  North Korean Top Military Official...A top North Korean general was executed this month after being charged with corruption, the latest in a series of purges by leader Kim Jong Un, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:13 am
  Cheap Oil Fuels Ukrainian Hopes of...Recent diplomatic overtures have fueled hopes among Ukraine’s political elite that plummeting oil prices are restraining Russia’s interventionist ambitions.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:57 am
  Brazil President Rousseff Seizes...Brazil’s embattled leader, facing impeachment and an economic crisis, is trying to rally her nation in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus—and maybe to change the subject.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:02 pm
  Venezuela Cuts Power to Shopping...President Nicol?s Maduro’s government began implementing a power-rationing program that will force more than 100 malls to close for hours on weekdays unless they can generate their own electricity.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:46 am

  Exclusive: Australia directed...SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government has directed senior officials on how to respond to questions about political turmoil and alleged corruption in Nauru, where it has an asylum seeker detention center, documents obtained by Reuters under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:15 am
  Russia says U.S. planes bombed...MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that U.S. aircraft had carried out a bombing attack on the Syrian town of Aleppo on Wednesday, which the U.S. later said had been carried out by Russian planes, the TASS agency reported.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:00 am
  Russia, pressed to end Syria...UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:29 am
  Twitter disappoints investors as...(Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:53 pm
  FBI tightens grip on final...PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:46 pm

  Arab Israeli teen girls carried...The Dutch subsequently denied the Israeli reports, saying ???it is in no way the intention of the Dutch government to stop these payments.???
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:06 am
  Jordan rejects extradition of...Delegation headed by Abu Omar Nasser is expected to hold talks with a number of senior Iranian officials, according to Iranian media reports.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:01 am
  French, Israeli ambassadors...Prosecutors in Graz initiated criminal proceedings against author of article in far-right magazine on accusations of Holocaust denial and inciting hatred, but later dropped the case.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:30 am
  Israel says 'always watching'...Victories by Sanders, Trump show greater polarization of the US electorate.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:00 pm
  Bret Stephens: The next US...Sharansky was regarded at the time as a symbol by everyone ??? the political left and right, religious and secular.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:10 pm

  Is this proof Einstein was right?EINSTEIN’S greatest prediction may have been correct. Two black holes have exposed the fabric of space-time.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:46 am
  Christie drops out of presidential...AS Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders celebrate their primary wins in New Hampshire, Senator Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina end their nomination bids.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:59 pm
  Man may have live-streamed own...A MAN caught up in a Tampa strip club shooting may have live-streamed his own death via Periscope.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:42 pm
  Wild elephant rampages through townA WILD elephant rampaged through an Indian town, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running. WATCH VIDEO
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:45 pm
  Primary losers pull out of raceAS Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders celebrate their victories in the New Hampshire’s primary, Senator Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have quit the race.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:42 pm

  University heads' pay hits average...Vice-chancellors accept 'inflation-busting' pay rises, according to analysis by the University and College Union
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:53 am
  Coen Brothers films in picturesCoen Brothers films, including Fargo, True Grit and Hail, Caesar!
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:45 am
  Hong Kong follows global rout as...Market opens more than 4 percent down after Chinese New Year holiday
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:38 am
  Crackdown on 'one third discounts'...Offenders will have to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity to secure the biggest discount on their jail sentence under new proposals
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:00 am
  South Korean nationals begin...Seoul orders its nationals to leave a joint business zone in protest at Pyongyang's recent nuclear and missile tests
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:57 am

  Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy...Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested after flying into Portland International Airport.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 9:48 pm
  U.S. Senate approves sanctions...Vote comes after reports that North Korea had executed its army chief.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 3:31 am
  Feds sue Ferguson to force police...Justice sues Ferguson to push reforms after city vote to revise deal
  Posted on 09 February 2016 | 11:11 pm
  Ore. holdouts say they'll turn...Four remaining occupiers of wildlife refuge say they'll give up to FBI Thursday.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:45 am
  Top takeaways from the New...Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the big winners. Here are top takeaways.
  Posted on 09 February 2016 | 8:02 pm

  Federal Grand Jury Begins Hearing...Prosecutors presented evidence in the death of Mr. Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by a police officer. A Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the officer in 2014.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:27 am
  F.B.I. Agents Encircle Holdouts...In a live phone feed that streamed for hours on YouTube, the occupiers said they believed that government agents had closed in to kill them.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:45 pm
  As Bernie Sanders Makes History,...Mr. Sanders is the first Jewish candidate in U.S. history to win a presidential primary. Some Jews celebrated. Others had mixed feelings.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:47 pm
  Department of Justice Sues...City leaders rejected a deal to overhaul the police force, setting up a court fight over excessive policing in a city that came to symbolize it.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:27 pm
  Modern Love: Modern Love: The...Dakota Fanning reads the essay ???Celebrating the Upside of an Emotional Plunge,??? about a teenager who finds the silver lining in a terrifying accident.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:00 pm

  Cancer Patients Put At Risk By Old...A Sky News investigation finds one in five radiotherapy machines in use in England are past their scrappage date.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:46 am
  Junior Doctors Facing Forced...As the deadlock over pay and working conditions continues, junior doctors face having a new contract imposed on them.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:52 pm
  Triple Murder Suspect To Be...Arthur Simpson-Kent was arrested after the bodies of his girlfriend and her children were found at their home in Kent in January.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:19 am
  Supermarket Deals Costing...Shoppers are being lured into spending more than they plan by special offers which can be difficult to understand, a report says.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:27 am
  Women Warned Over Safety After...Police link the assaults of three women within four miles of each other and appeal for help finding a man they want to speak to.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:23 am

  BT to launch nuisance call...British Telecom has said it is ready to launch a new service to stop millions of nuisance calls reaching its...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:47 am
  Oxford chief earns £406,000Vice-chancellors were paid almost twice as much as the prime minister last year. University leaders earned an average of ??272,432...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:29 pm
  A ‘jewel beyond price’ — so...Flush with their recent victory over the criminal courts charge, magistrates are now gearing up for a fresh challenge. ???Just...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:15 pm
  Charities’ future: a question of...Shock and scandal and naming and shaming have become part of everyday life in the world of charities. ???I???ve never...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:10 pm
  Sturgeon admits GP crisis and...Nicola Sturgeon admitted yesterday that GP surgeries across the country were in crisis and pledged that her government would take...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:05 pm

  Christie and Fiorina pull out of...Two more Republican candidates have dropped out of the race for president. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the latest to end his bid after…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:00 pm
  London's Black Cabs protest...Thousands of London's traditional Black Taxis blocked roads near parliament in protest on Wednesday against the car-sharing service app Uber, calling…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:39 pm
  Jailed Spanish puppeteers freed...Two puppeteers jailed for glorifying terrorism in Spain have been released Their detention on Saturday caused a public storm of words over speech…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:39 pm
  Portugal overturns presidential...Portugal's parliament has overturned a presidential veto on a bill legalising adoption by same-sex couples. The motion was supported by the ruling…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 7:02 pm
  Two female suicide bombers kill...* *More than 60 killed in twin bombing in Nigeria* * *Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up* * *Attack targets displaced people camp*…
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:14 pm

  Where in the world is this?
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:11 am
  New way to see U.S. national parks
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:11 am
  Female suicide bombers kill 58
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:50 am
  Ex-priest arrested in 1960 killing
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:12 am
  City bills family of boy killed by...
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:09 am

  The Whistleblowers' Plan Offers...I am writing as one of the four founding members of Bank Whistleblowers United. We came together recently to create a detailed plan that could restore the rule of law to Wall Street and dramatically reduce the risk and damage of future financial crises. We crafted it so that it could be implemented without any new legislation or regulation....
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:41 am
  Woman Targeted In 'GamerGate'... Zoe Quinn, a video game designer at the center of the online defamation and harassment nexus known as GamerGate, said Wednesday she has dropped harassment charges against her ex-boyfriend.
  Posted on 11 February 2016 | 1:46 am
  The Past And Future Truths In The...There is an interesting conversation going on in the Democratic Party... regarding who is being more "honest" about the future: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. (See "Like it or Not, Hillary Clinton is Being More Honest with Voters Than Bernie Sanders" by Allen Clifton, writing in ForwardProgressives for an example.) The fact is there are...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:54 pm
  Russian Intervention In Syrian War...MUNICH — For months now the United States has insisted there can be no military solution to the Syrian civil war, only a political accord between President Bashar al-Assad and the fractured, divided opposition groups that have been trying to topple him.
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:28 pm
  Hillary's Superdelegate Coup Just...I try to imagine what life must look like to a Millennial voter. If you were are between the ages of 18-29, in your reality: Marijuana has always been medical; Gay people have always been positively portrayed on TV; We've always been at war in the Middle East; The economy collapsed somewhere between fifth grade and college; and No one you...
  Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:36 pm

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