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Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Alleged Cop... The man whom police say murdered two NYPD officers as they ate lunch in their patrol car Saturday had a long criminal history. Court documents show that Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had been arrested in Ohio for theft and robbery, and in Georgia for robbery ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:34 am
North Korea denies Sony hack but... (CNN)-- North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview." And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warns the United States that U.S. "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:39 am
Florida police officer shot dead;... PINIELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - A police officer was shot and killed early Sunday in Tarpon Springs, Fla. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at an apartment complex on Grand Boulevard in Tarpon Springs, about 25 miles from Tampa. Police were originally called ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:33 am
Gulf oil producers stand firm on... Oil-rich Arab Gulf countries stood firm against non-OPEC crude producers on Sunday, vowing they will not cut output nor hold an emergency cartel meeting to support slumping prices. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and Kuwait said they would not cut production ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:50 am
What T. Boone Pickens, food trucks... What do T. Boone Pickens, a former NYMEX chairman and a pizza food truck have in common? A lot more than you might think. Neapolitan Express, launched by Max Crespo in 2012, touts itself as the first mobile restaurant powered entirely by alternative energy ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:42 am
Obama says Sony hack not an act of... By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's long-standing dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the accusation that Pyongyang carried out an assault on a major Hollywood entertainment company. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:55 am
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroyed Islamic State buildings, tactical units and vehicles, while other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji, according to the Combined Joint Task Force. The strikes in Syria over the weekend were focused around the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border, it said in a statement. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:48 am
Tunisians vote in historic... By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:33 am
Four militants hanged in Pakistan... By Syed Raza Hassan and Nadia Saleem ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani commentators have said the executions are intended to divert attention from the failure to satisfy public demands to find the killers. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:09 am
Economic issues whip up Israelis... By Steven Scheer and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert. In a country where the influence of small parties makes elections notoriously hard to forecast, many experts still expect rightwing leader Netanyahu to keep power. But the focus on domestic policy and economics, rather than on security and Palestinian peacemaking, means the outcome is even more difficult to predict than usual. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:50 am
Ambulance wait times 'may increase' Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:45 am
US mulls putting NK on terror list The US is considering putting North Korea back on the list of terrorism sponsors, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:27 am
Elton John and David Furnish marry Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:38 am
May 'could disband child abuse... The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:54 am
More help for ex-forces inmates Ex-services personnel who are sent to prison in England and Wales will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the government says. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:48 am
Tunisians vote in landmark... Tunisia electing president in runoff that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its post-uprising era. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:45 am
US mulls putting N Korea back on... President Obama says Washington will look at what has been done by Pyongyang and make "determinations in future". Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:46 am
Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's... Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:37 am
Obama condemns murder of New York... US president says there is "no justification" for killing officers amid tension over rising police brutality. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:52 am
S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops... African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:55 am
Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45... Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a person familiar with the matter said
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:59 am
Dish Drops Two Fox Channels Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the parties couldn???t agree on terms of a new distribution pact.
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Persian Gulf Stocks Rally Again Persian Gulf stocks extended gains from late last week, as investors continued to find value after sharp recent losses on sliding oil prices.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:46 am
Staples: Data Breach Exposes... Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:12 am
Google Seeks Partners for... The head of Google???s autonomous-vehicle project said the company is looking for auto industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.
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Two N.Y. police officers slain in... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:44 am
Greek PM offers 2015 election once... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:50 am
Lawmaker calls for strong U.S.... ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:44 am
Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony Corp to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limiting U.S. anger over the incident which Washington blames on North Korea.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:49 am
Obama vows 'do everything I can'... TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:14 am
Netanyahu: Israel is under attack... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:16 am
Israel acknowledges upside of... Ya'alon: Hamas unable to smuggle in industrial weapons from Iran or Libya; Israeli deterrence is in place Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:44 am
World Bank puts $35 billion price... The Port Said court also convicted in absentia the man's two alleged Israeli handlers to life in prison. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:17 am
WATCH: Jerusalem Latin Patriarch... Office of controversial MK broken into; police treating break-in as standard burglary. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:16 am
Analysis: Neither Israel nor Hamas... On Sunday in Tel Aviv, 754 adults and children, including MK Tzipi Livni, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:36 am
NYPD ???cop killer???s??? chilling... POLICE probe Instagram message posted hours before NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu “were simply, assassinated”. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:15 am
???Islamist??? killed after knife... A SUSPECTED Islamist fanatic is shot dead after stabbing three police officers in a knife rampage at a police station as he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:26 pm
The photo banned from school... BREKKIE WRAP: WHEN this teen submitted a portrait for the high school yearbook, she wasn’t prepared for the backlash. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:42 am
IS ???slaughters 100 foreign... THE Islamic State extremist group has reportedly executed scores of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in Syria. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:14 am
Saudi police kill four... SAUDI police have killed four ‘terrorists’ in a Shi’ite village in an operation to arrest the people who shot dead a soldier there last weekend. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:24 am
Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan... A Ukip councillor has been fired for comments made in a TV interview Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:17 am
Sir Elton John steps into... Sir Elton John and David Furnish marry in Windsor Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:59 am
Secret plans to double ambulance... Health Secretary says plans are 'categorically' untrue amid criticism that he has 'run up the white flag' over ambulance waiting times Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:44 am
Ken Clarke dismisses Theresa May... The Tory candidate selection process will go ahead in the safe seat of Aldridge-Brownhills, but Theresa May's special adviser Nick Timothy will stay off shortlist Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:26 am
NY Police turn backs on Mayor Bill... New York officers furious at Bill de Blasio's support for anti-police protests turned their backs on mayor as he pays last respects to two murdered officers Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:23 am
U.S. releases 4 Afghans from... The repatriation brings to 132 the number of detainees remaining at Guantanamo.
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 5:02 am
Massive holiday storm poised to... As a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.
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Cuban Americans deeply divided... Older Cuban Americans oppose normalization, while younger ones favor new relations.
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State Department issues worldwide... The alert is in response to a lone wolf attack in Australia earlier this week.
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How to avoid Clark Griswold-like... Holiday surprises are best left for when you are opening gifts.
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A Divided City Mourns the Deaths... A day after two police officers were fatally shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio worked to calm the city and repair a rift with the Police Department. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:35 am
Police Officer Is Shot and Killed... The authorities said that a suspect was in custody after the officer was killed early Sunday in Tarpon Springs. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:15 am
World???s Top Oil Producer Says It... Saudi Arabia, which normally acts as a swing supplier, says that it will not cut production, preferring to allow the market to stabilize on its own. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:35 am
Egypt???s President Replaces... President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy, an influential mentor, and named Khaled Fawzy, a top deputy in the intelligence service, as his successor. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:49 am
Motherlode Blog: This Holiday,... Rather than a one-way transfer of my beliefs to them, my kids, now 19 and 16, are teaching me to see the world???and my in-laws???with new eyes. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:10 am
Two New York Cops 'Assassinated'... Police officers turn their backs against the Mayor in protest after two cops are shot at point blank range amid rising tensions. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:51 am
Police Officer Shot And Killed In... A police officer has been shot to death in Florida, authorities say, hours after two cops were killed in Brooklyn. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:12 am
Sony Hack Was 'Act Of... Barack Obama says the hack is not an act of war but warns North Korea it may be put back on the list of state sponsors of terror. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:27 am
Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An... The note, which calls the agency "the BEST in the world", comes after North Korea said it could prove it was not behind the hack. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:53 am
Dad And Sons Found In Outback... A farmer finds the "very hungry" trio who became stranded in their car in an isolated area of a national park. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:04 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
Walkergate Was About To Go...
The?first investigation?was regarding Walker using his office as Milwaukee County Executive as one of his campaign headquarters. The investigation revealed an extremely high level of collaboration between his county staff and his campaign staff. The investigation also?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:31 am
Fox News Blames Obama, De Blasio...
Fox News wasted no time exploiting the terrible news that two New York City police officers had been shot to blame President Obama, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton for supposedly creating the climate that allowed such a crime to happen. This, from the network?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:18 am
Christians More Supportive of...
Remarkably,?the gap between torture supporters and opponents widens between voters who are Christian?and those who are not religious. Just 39% of white evangelicals?believe the CIA’s treatment of detainees amounted to torture, with 53% of white non-evangeli?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:36 am
POLL: New Newsvine Policy...
? In case you missed it, the moderators have decided there should be a new policy prohibiting what I am calling cross Nation cut and paste. ?Article here. ?I am formulating my response and i a few days will post an article in reply?as some others have. ??… Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:21 pm
From sacred underwear to zombies...
We find it easy to dismiss the fantastical beliefs of people in other times and places, but those that we’ve been exposed to since childhood seem not so far out. Virgin birth? Water turning into wine? A fig tree shriveling on the spot? Dead people getting up out of their ?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:47 am
New Romanian President Klaus... Unlikely election winner Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as President of Romania on Sunday (December 21). He won a shock victory over left-wing Prime… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:21 am
Castro's communism pledge as... Hundreds of Cuban-Americans took to the streets of Miami on Saturday to protest against US President Barack Obama's plans to restore relations with… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:58 am
Technology for all: Quadriplegic... Determined not to be excluded from the latest digital technology, a quadriplegic former navy commander has developed a hands-free… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:19 am
Polls open in Tunisia's landmark... Polls opened on Sunday (December 21) in Tunisia for a second round of presidential elections nearly four years on from the Arab Spring uprisings.… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:17 am
Cyclist's incredible escape after... no comment : Cyclist's incredible escape after being run over by a lorry Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:10 am
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North Korea denies Sony hack but...
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NYPD officers killed; New York...
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Rubio continues fight against Cuba...
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Elton John, David Furnish get...
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Andy Goode masterclass makes Wasps... In their much-hyped first game at the Ricoh Arena, there was always a danger
that Wasps??? players would be overawed... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:27 am
Adam Johnson’s late intervention... It has only ever been a truce and an uneasy one at that. During those games
that Newcastle United won,... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:50 am
Don’t use social media, Ukip... Ukip members have been warned not to use social media in an apparent attempt
to stem the flood of inappropriate... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:50 am
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*Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield at... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:36 am
Justin Welby trying to ‘bridge... The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split within
the Anglican church over same-sex marriage.... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:50 am
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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