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Brutal attack on 'British... Two men with butcher knives hacked another to death on Wednesday near a London military barracks and one then went on video to explain the crime - shouting political statements, gesturing with bloodied hands and waving a meat cleaver. Soon after ... Posted on 23 May 2013 | 12:04 am
US Fears the Fighting in Syria... AMMAN, Jordan Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the United States was increasingly concerned that the escalating fighting in Syria might slip across the border with Lebanon and destabilize that country. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:08 pm
80-year-old Japanese man becomes... KATMANDU, Nepal – A Nepalese official says 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest. Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at ... Posted on 23 May 2013 | 12:07 am
Merkel tops Forbes power... German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes' annual global ranking of the Most Powerful Women for the seventh time in eight years. The magazine describes Merkel, 58, as "the backbone of the 27-member European Union," adding she "carries the fate ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:47 pm
West may boost Syria rebels if... By Arshad Mohammed and Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Washington threatened on Wednesday to increase support for Syria's rebels if President Bashar al-Assad refuses to discuss a political end to a civil war that is spreading across borders. Rebels called for reinforcements to combat an "invasion" by Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, days after Assad's forces launched an offensive against a strategic town that could prove to be a turning point in the war. ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:52 pm
British soldier hacked to death in... By Maria Golovnina and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack. A dramatic clip filmed by an onlooker just minutes after the killing showed a man with hands covered in blood, brandishing a bloodied meat cleaver and a knife. "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:04 pm
Exclusive: Glencore, Trafigura... By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Metals swap deals with Iran by Switzerland-based commodities giants Glencore Xstrata and Trafigura could have been a way of skirting international sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, according to a confidential U.N. Panel of Experts report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Reuters reported on March 1 that Glencore had supplied thousands of tons of alumina to an Iranian firm that has provided aluminum to Iran's nuclear program, an allegation Glencore confirmed as accurate. ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:59 pm
China milk powder firms court... By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The rolling green hills and gurgling blonde toddlers in the ads for Yashili International Holdings Ltd underscore how keen China's biggest milk powder producers are to appear global to emerge from the shadow of a fatal baby formula scandal. The 2008 incident, which involved melamine-tainted milk powder, soured China's $12.5 billion infant formula market for local firms and helped multinationals with established safety records to nearly double their market share in the past five years. Foreign brands now account for about half of total sales. ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 5:25 pm
Japan's wartime brothels were... By Linda Sieg and Ruairidh Villar SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - When Masayoshi Matsumoto joined the Japanese army in 1943 and was sent to occupied China as a medic, he thought he was taking part in a righteous war to free Asia from the yoke of Western imperialism. Seven decades later, the 91-year-old retired Christian pastor says it's his mission to speak out about the injustice of the war and the sufferings of women, mostly Asian and many Korean, forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels. "I feel like a war criminal. ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:52 pm
Man dead in suspected terror attack A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:12 pm
GPs 'will not shore up unsafe NHS' Family doctors are not prepared to shore up an emergency health care system left unsafe by "political meddling", a GP leader is to warn in a speech. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:31 pm
Edward VIII was bugged, files show King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:28 pm
Ford to shut Australian production Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:02 pm
Germany tops BBC country image poll A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:26 pm
'Soldier' hacked to death in London Prime Minister Cameron says there are "strong indications" killing near army training barracks was terror-related. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:01 pm
Kerry urges Assad to commit to... US secretary of state calls on Syrian president to commit to ending war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:14 pm
US tornado damage could cost $2bn Oklahoma City mayor says up to 13,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and 33,000 people were affected. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:35 pm
US admits drones killed four... Letter from US attorney general confirms President Barack Obama administration killed US nationals abroad. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:57 pm
Amnesty condemns abuse of refugee... Rights group says state authorities and employers are responsible for suffering of millions of refugees and migrants. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:00 pm
Bernanke Says Premature Tightening... Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke defended the central bank???s record stimulus program under questioning from lawmakers, telling them that ending it prematurely would endanger a recovery hampered by high unemployment and government spending cuts. ???A premature tightening of monetary policy ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 12:37 pm
Anthony Weiner: Response to run... In the first remarks of his political comeback bid, Anthony Weiner said he hasn???t spoken with Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama since he resigned his House seat. He described Mike Bloomberg???s tenure as a mix of success and failure. And he staked out a measured position on the hot-button issue of ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 1:48 pm
Deadly London attack could be act... LONDON ??? Two assailants hacked a man to death on a busy southeast London street Wednesday afternoon before delivering a rant about Islam to bystanders, leading Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short a diplomatic trip to Paris to deal with what he described as a likely terrorist attack. If ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 4:13 pm
Boston Marathon bombing suspect's... Federal law enforcement sources identified the slain man as Ibragim Todashev, 27, a Chechen immigrant and former martial arts fighter like Tsarnaev. Todashev was being questioned in an apartment by the FBI agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement officials. The ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 2:40 pm
Emails Offer New Details on IRS... WASHINGTON???Emails and other documents released Wednesday suggest the Internal Revenue Service's procedures used to target conservative groups for added scrutiny were developed by lower-level employees. Republican lawmakers seized on the emails???written in 2011 about decisions made in 2010???as ... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 2:25 pm
Man linked to Boston bombing... AMMAN (Reuters) - Washington threatened on Wednesday to increase support for Syria's rebels if President Bashar al-Assad refuses to discuss a political end to a civil war that is spreading across borders.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:11 pm
Oklahoma tornado victims astounded... ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his possible links to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed by a federal agent in Florida on Wednesday after he suddenly turned violent, the FBI said.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:58 pm
West may boost Syria rebels if... LONDON (Reuters) - A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
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HP raises 2013 outlook as... MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:52 pm
IRS official refuses to answer... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus is helping the economy recover but the central bank needs to see further signs of traction before taking its foot off the gas pedal, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:10 pm
PA hammers Israel at WHO annual... Secretary of State's efforts may create "inducing environment." Posted on 23 May 2013 | 2:03 am
Shapira to investigate PM over... Jpost.com brings you a daily round-up of events making headlines in Israel, the Middle East and Jewish World. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:03 pm
Soldier killed in London in... Eshel says S-300 Russian missile defense system "on the way" to Syria; adds chance of multi-arena conflict "substantial." Posted on 22 May 2013 | 4:34 pm
High Court summons A-G over east... Video from surveillance camera shows part of shooting in Bank Hapoalim branch in Beersheba after gag order lifted. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:52 pm
Gov't bulldozers demolish 2 east... Embassy calls efforts of German Green Party to label products from West Bank ???another try to negatively single out Israel.??? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:21 pm
Soldier beheaded in 'terror attack' GRAPHIC IMAGE: MEN who butchered soldier on a busy London street before being shot by police ranted at witness: 'We want to start a war tonight'. ????? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:37 pm
Riots and attacks on mosques BRITISH nationalists have rioted and two mosques attacked after the sickening Woolwich attack in which a soldier was decapitated on a London street.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:07 pm
Two babies among US tornado victims TWO babies are among 24 people killed by Oklahoma's devastating tornado that also injured 237 people.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:24 pm
Boston bomber's friend shot by FBI A MAN shot dead by the FBI reportedly carried out a brutal triple murder with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarneav.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:38 pm
'Badass' mum confronted terrorist A 48-YEAR-OLD Cub Scout leader has described how she jumped off a bus and tried to talk down the knife-wielding London attacker.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 4:55 pm
80-year-old becomes oldest man to... An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, has finally claimed the title.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:45 pm
Polish doctors carry out world's... Polish doctors have carried out the world's first life-saving face transplant, weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:11 pm
Retaliations and demonstrations... Retaliations followed the Woolwich murder as hundreds of English Defence League demonstrators gathered in Woolwich and two people were arrested for separate attacks on mosques across the country.Related StoriesPolice appeal for calm after Woolwich machete attackWoolwich attack: Women passers-by hailed as heroes for shielding body of dead soldier???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:53 pm
Brother of Toronto mayor says... The brother of Toronto's embattled mayor has attacked the media over a scandal set off by a video that purports to show him smoking crack cocaine.Related StoriesNew mayor reverses through Tesco storeNew mayor accidentally drives into Tesco store???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:43 pm
UN report finds Iran violates... Metals swap deals with Iran by Switzerland-based commodities giants Glencore Xstrata and Trafigura could have been a way of skirting international sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, according to a confidential UN Panel of Experts report seen by Reuters???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 7:37 pm
Jersey Shore, slammed by Sandy, is... Rebuilt boardwalk is a symbol of the grit it is taking for the community to rise again
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:12 am
House begins effort to head off... Congress begins another battle over student loan interest rates.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 5:27 am
Okla. teens get video of deadly... Two Oklahoma teenagers used their cell phones from inside a storm shelter to capture video of a deadly tornado.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:09 am
Jodi Arias: I feel betrayed by the... On the evening after her fate went to the jury, she seemed to hold out hope her life would be spared.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 4:03 am
Colo. governor delays execution of... Nathan Dunlap was convicted in 1996 of killing four Chuck E. Cheese employees.
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Washington Memo: Torches and... While Wednesday???s I.R.S. hearing felt like an unforgiving, angry inquisition, senators seemed halfhearted in their desire to beat up on Apple, which has been accused of dodging taxes.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:54 pm
DealBook: After a Vote, Dimon... JPMorgan Chase is redoubling its efforts to move beyond a big trading loss following a resounding shareholder endorsement to keep Jamie Dimon as both chairman and chief of the bank.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:38 pm
DealBook: In a Plus for Electrics,... The company, using money it raised last week in the markets, is repaying the government nine years before its loan was due.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:32 pm
U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4... A day after admitting the killing of four Americans in drone strikes, the president will announce that control of the program will move away from the C.I.A. Mr. Obama also plans to renew his effort to close Guant??namo prison.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:17 pm
Moore, Okla., Begins Cleaning Up... Some residents who lost their homes were debating whether it was time to move on.???? Posted on 22 May 2013 | 9:04 pm
Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After... A man is filmed trying to justify a deadly attack on a man thought to be a serving soldier. Warning: Contains distressing images. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:17 pm
Woolwich: EDL Demo And Mosques... Riot police contained an English Defence League demo following the Woolwich killing, while elsewhere two mosques were attacked. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:09 pm
Woolwich Terror: Woman Confronts... A mother-of-two has been recounting how she confronted one of the alleged attackers to try to prevent more bloodshed. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:32 pm
Woolwich: 'Terrorists Will Never... Security is stepped up at army barracks around the UK following the attack in London. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:57 pm
Oklahoma Tornado: Focus Shifts To... Officials declare the search over for victims of Oklahoma's tornado, as a community joins together to mourn its loss. Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:02 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
You Just KNEW There Would Be...
Lest you think that the?Boston Marathon bombing had brought America to peak Trutherism, rest assured, we are nowhere near that point yet. Because, naturally, the Alex Jones conspiracy set is pretty sure that the tornadoes that hit Moore, Okla. were probably maybe some sort?… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:59 pm
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The hangout is sc?… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:09 pm
NYPD data: Whites much more...
In?a detailed analysis?(PDF) of publicly available New York Police Department data on crime in 2012,?the New York Office of the Public Advocate?revealed Wednesday that white people were much more likely to be carrying drugs and guns than minorities, despite ?… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 6:56 pm
Breitbart Distorts Report on Why... Here is how Breitbart.com is reporting the story of how the FBI has identified five possible suspects in the attack on the Benghazi diplomatic mission last year:?REPORT: OBAMA WON’T LET MILITARY CAPTURE BENGHAZI SUSPECTS! Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:31 pm
Far Right Va. Lt. Gov. Nominee...
Virginia’s Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor E. W. Jackson says his ugly hate speech is just fine?because he’s a Christian, and he’s not sorry at all.
And what’s more, if you object to the disgusting things he says, you’re persecutin?… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 4:08 pm
Tempers flare in Kiev council... A fight broke out inside the Kiev City Council building when Ukrainian opposition MPs tried to enter the chamber to demand fresh local elections. A… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 5:04 pm
Pussy Riot member goes on hunger... A jailed member of Russia's Pussy Riot punk band is said to have gone on hunger strike. Maria Alyokhina is protesting over not being allowed to be… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 3:26 pm
Freed hostages prompt security... The release of seven security men by their kidnappers in Sinai has prompted Egypt's president to call on all militants to hand in their weapons.… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 2:44 pm
Man charged over deadly UK car... A man has been charged over a 1982 car bomb attack in central London which killed four soldiers. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) claimed… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 2:40 pm
Man questioned over Boston... The FBI says one of its agents has shot and killed a man, who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings. He was… Posted on 22 May 2013 | 2:22 pm
Man, 37, arrested in probe of...
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No more missing: Rescue switches...
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Anti-gay crime up in New York as...
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London attack: Are terrorists...
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Andy Warhol pops up in China
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Speak and ye shall Google search:... Google is aiming to ???read your mind??? by launching a number of products and
improvements that can anticipate what you... Posted on 16 November 2013 | 7:01 pm
Transcript of Woolwich killer... “The only reason we have killed this man today is because Muslims are dying
daily by British soldiers.
“And this... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:35 pm
Drone strikes killed four US... The United States admitted for the first time last night that it had killed
four of its own citizens using... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:41 pm
Soldiers are ‘locked down’ in... With its Georgian frontage and the longest parade square in Britain, Woolwich
Barracks is a throwback to the country???s imperial... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:30 pm
Far-Right descends on Woolwich... Mosques were attacked and anti-Muslim extremists clashed with police amid
simmering tensions last night after the murder
of a soldier... Posted on 22 May 2013 | 8:24 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
For Proxy Advisers, Influence Wanes Big firms that sell recommendations on how to vote in corporate elections are losing some of their relevance, as companies more aggressively court key investors.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:54 pm
The Incredible Vanishing Subsidiary Some of the biggest U.S. companies, including Google and FedEx, have quietly removed hundreds of offshore subsidiaries from their publicly disclosed financial filings over the past several years.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 11:06 pm
Analysts Chart Stocks' Voyage to... Some technical analysts say the steady increase of stocks suggests further gains are ahead. But few are willing to project exactly how much higher because of one variable: unpredictable behavior of investors.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:54 pm
Once-Sturdy Swiss Franc Continues... The Swiss franc sank to a two-year low against the euro Wednesday, as the country's central bank signaled it was willing to go on the offensive to protect its economy.
Posted on 22 May 2013 | 10:08 pm
Gap Is Starting to Look Overdressed Ahead of the Tape: Profits never go out of fashion. Sadly, the same can't be said for the wares on display at Gap and its competitors.
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Tri County Humane Society volunteers plan to head to Oklahoma to help after tornado Officials with the Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton plan to go to Oklahoma to help veterinarians there make room for pets displaced after the deadly tornado. Volunteers spent Wednesday cleaning more than 100 crates and packing up their rescue van at the shelter on Boca Rio Road. More From WPBF: Email alerts | Mobile | Social Assistant Director Amanda Chussler admits that when she saw the ... Friday deadline approaches; will Kaitlyn risk trial? An 18-year-old high school student who had a relationship with a 14-year-old schoolmate has until Friday to decide whether she'll accept a plea deal or risk trial in the case. Kaitlyn Hunt, whose story is making national headlines, said little Wednesday in her first public comments since her arrest in February. YOUR THOUGHTS? Tell Us What You Think She was expelled from Sebastian River High ... Judge: Polo mogul must remain on house arrest Polo mogul John Goodman will remain on house arrest, but his bail will be reduced. Judge Jeffrey Colbath issued the ruling Wednesday as the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder awaits a new trial. During a hearing last week, Goodman's attorney asked that his client's bond be reinstated to the same release conditions he had before his DUI manslaughter conviction last year. However, the ... Man charged in death of adopted daughter writes letter to judge A Miami man charged with fatally beating his adopted daughter said audio cassettes that could help his care are being withheld. But Jorge Barahona doesn't explain in a two-page letter to the judge exactly how the recordings he made of conversations between his adopted foster daughter and son could help. He said one of the tapes records him calling a state-appointed guardian who monitored the ... 1 year since PSL woman hit and killed; No arrests It's been a year since a Port St. Lucie woman was hit and killed walking to meet friends at a local bar. Tazra Gross, 21, was struck while walking along the 200 block of Southwest Chapman Avenue on the night of May 26, 2012. Gross was taken to a Fort Pierce hospital, where she died from her injuries. Shane Gross, Tazra's older brother, said the past year has been tough. "We fail to realize what ...
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Obama as the Green Lantern There’s been a lot of speculation lately as to why President Obama hasn’t had more success rallying the American people and Congress around his agenda, accompanied by criticism of him for failing to do so. Most of this has come from those who either have or have had a favorable impression of the president. Some of these protestations have been direct and from more liberal quarters, such as Maureen Dowd's recent assertion that it was Obama’s job to get Republicans “to behave,” or the Washington Post editorial board’s complaint in... America No Longer Leads in Nuclear Technology In a recent announcement, Westinghouse Nuclear and the China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. declared a joint venture to develop small modular reactors -- submarine-size nuclear boilers that many people believe are the future of nuclear technology.It is not the first time Westinghouse and China have agreed to work together. The Chinese are putting the finishing touches on the world’s first Westinghouse AP1000, a “passive” design that incorporates many of the safety lessons learned at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. The first unit is just coming... The Obama Crony in Charge of Your Medical Records Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don't know her -- but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which will soon store almost half of all Americans' health information.If the crony odor and the potential for abuse that this "epic" arrangement poses don't chill your bones, you ain't paying attention.As I first noted last year before the IRS witch hunts and DOJ journalist snooping scandals broke out, Obama's...