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IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner's... Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in ... Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:25 pm
Douglas McAuthur McCain: From... (CNN)-- He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria. Exactly what spurred Douglas McAuthur McCain's metamorphosis remains murky. But while his radicalization and death have stunned loved ones ... Posted on 26 August 2014 | 10:00 pm
5 things you need to know Wednesday As Hurricane Marie spins off Mexico's Pacific coast, it is expected to churn up some major waves in California. While surfers are hoping for 30-foot waves, workers rushed to place sandbags to fortify beaches and protect against potential flooding in low ... Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:14 pm
Freed hostage Peter Theo Curtis... BOSTON – Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement ... Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:00 pm
Apple Slated to Launch Larger iPad... In the midst of sluggish sales, Apple has been developing larger touch-screen devices in order to see off competition from rivals including Google and South Korean giant Samsung, according to reports. The new 12.9-in. iPad will be launched in the spring ... Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:43 pm
Islamic State executes soldiers,... Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday after days of fighting with the army that cost more than 500 lives, according to monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Tabqa was the army's last foothold in an area otherwise controlled by the militants, who have seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. The United States has carried out air strikes on the group in Iraq and is studying its options in Syria. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:51 am
Ukraine's PM says Russia has plans... KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe. "The situation in (Ukraine's) energy sector is difficult. We know of Russia's plans to block (gas) transit even to European Union countries this winter," he told a government meeting. Last year, half of Russian gas exports to the EU were shipped via Ukraine. Russian gas exporter Gazprom and the Energy Ministry were not immediately available for comments. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin) Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:00 am
Gaza ceasefire holding as focus... By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged. In Israel, sirens warning of incoming rocket fire from the Gaza Strip fell silent, but media commentators voiced deep disappointment over Netanyahu's leadership during the most prolonged bout of Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade. "After 50 days of warfare in which a terror organization killed dozens of soldiers and civilians, destroyed the daily routine (and) placed the country in a state of economic distress...we could have expected much more than an announcement of a ceasefire," analyst Shimon Shiffer wrote in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's biggest-selling newspaper. "We could have expected the prime minister to go to the President???s Residence and inform him of his decision to resign his post." Netanyahu, who has faced constant sniping from far-right members of his coalition government demanding military action to topple Hamas, made no immediate comment on the Egyptian-mediated truce deal that took effect on Tuesday evening. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:39 am
Malaysia police arrest 42... By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of the estimated four million foreign workers in the Southeast Asian country. The riot broke out in the southern industrial hub of Johor state on Tuesday at a factory run by JCY International , a Malaysian firm that makes parts for electronic giants including Samsung , Hitachi and Western Digital . Workers had accused the firm of negligence after an employee at a nearby JCY factory died last Thursday after complaining of chest pains, according to local news reports. The unrest spilled over to the firm's other factory in Kulaijaya, police said, culminating in a stand-off between riot police and protesters. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:59 am
Afghan candidate Ghani pulls... KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani pulled his observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday after rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah dropped out of the process, a senior member of Ghani's team said. "Although it seems sort of unfair ... politically it seemed more prudent," said Daoud Sultanzoy, adding that the United Nations had asked that Ghani's observer leave the process, in the interest of fairness. The Independent Election Commission will continue the audit, Sultanzoy said. (Reporting By Krista Mahr; Editing by Robert Birsel) Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:22 am
Abuse report police chief to stay The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire vows to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:27 am
IS accused of Syria mass atrocities The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:37 am
IMF's Lagarde 'under investigation' IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:26 am
US girl, nine, kills gun instructor A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:54 am
RBS fined ??14.5m over mortgage... Royal Bank of Scotland is fined ??14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:05 am
Palestinian joy as Israel agrees... Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:41 am
US man 'fighting for IS group'... Douglas McCain, a one-time aspiring rapper from California, reported killed in fighting against al-Nusra Front forces. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:47 am
China rejects Taiwan breach of... Two Chinese military jets performed "routine flight" and left without incident, says China's defence ministry. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:16 am
Abdullah pulls out of Afghanistan... Afghan presidential candidate accuses auditors of refusing to throw out fraudulent ballot papers and demands probe. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:12 am
Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye'... John Jairo Vasquez, trusted lieutenant of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, freed after serving 22 years of 30-year sentence. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:00 am
Snapchat's $10 Billion Valuation Kleiner Perkins agreed to invest in Snapchat at a valuation of close to $10 billion, making it one of the world's most valuable private tech start-ups.
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Big Tobacco's E-Cigarette Push... Big Tobacco is finally making its big push into electronic cigarettes. But e-cigarette sales are now falling in convenience stores, reversing three years of rapid-fire growth.
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China Is Awash in Grain Crops As the harvest looms next month, China is on track for an 11th year of bumper grain crops. But production is too much, even for the world's most populous nation.
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American Pulls Fares From Orbitz American Airlines has withdrawn its flights from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, following a similar dispute between the airline and the travel website about three years ago.
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Nonprofit Hospitals' Earnings Drop Nonprofit hospitals' income declined for a second straight year in 2013 and their median rate of revenue growth fell to an all-time low, according to a new report from credit firm Moody's Investors Service.
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Ukraine's PM says Russia has plans... GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.
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Gaza ceasefire holding as focus... ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched peacefully in St. Louis on Tuesday, calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, almost three weeks ago.
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IMF's Lagarde put under... MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the closure of a McDonald's restaurant branch in Moscow for 90 days over breaches of sanitary rules, Russia's RIA news agency reported.
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Malaysia police arrest 42... PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has clashed repeatedly with the White House over illegal immigration.
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Islamic State executes soldiers,... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American writer released this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother said on Tuesday.
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Errant gun fire from Syria wounds... "Our response to this aggression will not be diplomatic, we will retaliate in the battlefield, but will not necessarily announce it" Revolutionary Guard chief vows. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:55 am
'Protective Edge began with huge... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:40 am
Zara kids' shirt resembling Nazi... "Tomorrow I'm going to bury two of my friends... just as I am going to bury my trust in the Israeli government," says Eshkol head. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:39 am
Netanyahu's approval ratings in a... US confirms death of Minnesota man in embattled Mideastern country; FBI said to be investigating death of Douglas McAuthur McCain. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:25 am
Another plot to overthrow Abbas? Jordan will continue to push for consultations on the draft resolution its diplomats presented to the Security Council on behalf of the Arab group at the UN. Posted on 26 August 2014 | 8:28 pm
Australia???s secret dossier on... THE Abbott government has compiled a secret dossier on ISIS, as Australia’s special forces are on standby to join a US air strikes campaign in Iraq and Syria. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:59 am
Girl, 9, kills shooting instructor A SHOOTING instructor has died after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head while he was teaching her how to use an Uzi. Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:45 pm
Flying empty: Crew desert airline IT’S not just travellers who are deserting Malaysia Airlines flights in the wake of the MH370 and MH17 tragedies. Cabin crew are also quitting in droves. Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:37 pm
New Nazca lines discovered THE enormous lines and images etched into the Nazca desert have long puzzled scientists. Now a new discovery suggests there are many more than the 700 already uncovered. Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:10 pm
Incredible rescue: Tram lifted off... IN scenes reminiscent of the Perth train passenger rescue, commuters have once again used people power to free a trapped girl. Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:25 pm
'Men in green' raise suspicions of... Villagers note Russian accents and ration packs among unidentified fighters in eastern Ukrainian village, raising parallels to days before annexation of Crimea Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:18 am
Strip taxman of power to declare... Tax yields should be independently reported in wake of HMRC error, statistics watchdog says Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:13 am
British jihadists should be... Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe becomes the latest senior figure to call for tougher action on jihadists in wake of James Foley murder Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:12 am
Obama 'nearing decision' to strike... US reportedly claims "British and Australian support" likely as Obama prepares to join Iraqi warplanes in strikes on Isil as some 12,000 Turkmen trapped in northern Iraqi town of Amerli Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:06 am
Fury at 'sexist' video from Better... Campaign video released by the pro-Union group in the Scottish independence referendum debate criticised for being 'sexist' as it seeks to attract undecided women voters. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:54 am
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Government-held Ukraine town hit... The shelling comes amid fears of a rebel counter-offensive.
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Peter Theo Curtis returns to U.S.... Curtis arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston after flying from Tel Aviv.
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Gaza cease-fire holds as sides... Some 100,000 Palestinians have been left homeless by the war.
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'Cops' crew member shot during... The suspect was killed in the gun fight.
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Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief,... The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said she was being investigated for ???simple negligence??? in a business dealing that dates to her time as finance minister. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:29 am
City Room: New York Today:... What you need to know for Wednesday: Scaffolding is everywhere, a 90-degree day, and a pinwheel of justice. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:28 am
Afghan Candidate Withdraws From... Aides to Abdullah Abdullah walked out of the election commission???s headquarters Wednesday after a series of technical demands made by his campaign went unmet. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:41 am
Putin Talks to Ukrainian Leader as... Ukraine released video of what it said were captured Russian soldiers, raising tensions as President Vladimir V. Putin met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro O. Poroshenko. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:01 am
Lens Blog: Giving Away Photos to... With the changes sweeping over photojournalism, Getty Images has been anticipating the needs of both viewers and editors. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:00 am
Rotherham Abuse: Police Chief... South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner has refused to resign over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:40 am
Abuse Scandal 'Happening All Over... Barnardo's tells Sky News it is working with other councils around the country to help them "learn lessons from the past". Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:50 am
UN Says Syria May Have Used... A 45-page report on the human rights situation in the country finds that chlorine may have been used by the regime. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:30 am
Commuters Rescue Girl Trapped... The tram operator has launched an investigation into the accident, which was filmed and shared by a Facebook user. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:23 am
Kate Bush Returns To The Stage... The singer walks on stage with a procession of backing dancers to open the first of 22 shows with a performance of Lily. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:17 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
Avoid Broker Fees! Here Are the... Images of working from home making hordes of cash all by sitting in front of a computer for a couple of hours is the popular misconception of a day t...?Read story Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:24 pm
Why you should Outsource your... Social media plays a colossal role in ecommerce websites development. However, there continues to be a debate in the international circuit if outsourcing?social media optimization (SMO) is a great idea or not. Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:59 pm
??? FBI Obtains New Audio Of... The FBI has obtained new audio allegedly recording the exact moment that Darren Wilson began shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The recording captures at least 11 gunshots, six of which we know hit Brown. Perhaps most devastatingly, it features a notable pause between ?… Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:40 pm
The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd...
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.
Somewhere in a large glass tower in Northern Virginia, there’s a guy who runs g?… Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:38 pm
I Had A Sad Day Today.
The day started out good, Misty and I had a good long walk. When we got home it was so nice out i thought i'd wash the cars. I got the Jeep out and was half thru it and had to rest, Misty wanted in the house so that left me alone. I got my chair out and sat, the sun was good and?… Posted on 26 August 2014 | 10:47 pm
Japan sounds bluefin warning,... Is the sun setting on Japan's tuna fishing industry? Faced with a recent report that the bluefin tuna population is close to collapse, Tokyo has done… Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:19 am
Awaiting her son, Nancy Curtis's... Efforts are being stepped up to try and free four more American journalists being held in Syria following the release after two years of Peter… Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:27 am
Near miss for ancient city of... A large wildfire which broke out on Monday in southern Greece has been brought under control but not before encircling the ancient city of Messini.… Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:04 am
FYROM deputies throw punches over... A row over government budget plans descended into brawl on Tuesday during a committee session of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's… Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:04 am
Drownings rise among migrants... A United Nations report says nearly 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya have drowned in the Mediterranean this year. The UN's refugee… Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:04 am
Should the Knee Defender be banned?
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9-year-old accidentally kills...
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How much of a fix is football in?
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Cici Bellis: Teen sensation shines...
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Lagarde charged over French... Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund,
has been placed under formal investigation for negligence over her... Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:12 am
Kate Bush: reviews roundup New York Times:
???Before the Dawn is light and film and movement and theater, but
also a rock show, dense,... Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:59 am
Calls for Rotherham PCC to quit... Pressure was mounting this morning for South Yorkshire???s police and crime
commissioner to resign after a damning report into organised... Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:24 am
RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage... Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest have been fined ??14.5 million after regulators found that the taxpayer-backed lender had mis-sold... Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:11 am
Girl, 9, accidentally kills gun... A nine-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in the US state
of Arizona as he showed her how to use... Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:36 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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