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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died
One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, died Monday. He was 82.De la Renta's health was described earlier this month... Read more...
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
Pope Francis continued to call for cultural changes within the Catholic Church on Saturday, despite the council of bishops rejecting the notion of... Read more...
Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late... Read more...
ACLU faults police Taser policies in Iowa
Policies on Taser use by Iowa law enforcement agencies are inadequate and alarmingly varied, with only a handful of the state's 99 sheriff's... Read more...
Fidel Castro answers the NY Times
Yesterday morning, on Sunday October 12, the Sunday internet edition of The New York Times – a newspaper which under certain circumstances follows... Read more...
IS fighters seize weapons airdrop meant for Kurds
ISIS fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the... Read more...
U.S. Air-Drops Arms to Kurds in Kobani
Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States... Read more...
Rights group: Airstrikes on IS oil facilities killed civilians
At least 10 civilians were killed when U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets struck an oil facility and a gas processing plant in Syria on... Read more...
Turkey denies new deal reached to open airbases to US in fight against Isis
Turkey has not reached a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, and talks are... Read more...
Billions set aside for post-Saddam Iraq turned up in Lebanese bunker
More than $1bn earmarked for the reconstruction of Iraq was stolen and spirited to a bunker in Lebanon as the American and Iraqi governments ignored... Read more...
Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.In a... Read more...
Banks accept derivatives rule change to end 'too big to fail' scenario
The $700 trillion financial derivatives industry has agreed to a fundamental rule change from January to help regulators to wind down failed banks... Read more...
German downturn casts shadow over world economy
As if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany, Europe's traditional growth engine, risks falling into recession — or... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies, lay off 5,000
Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing... Read more...
U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June
Months before the U.S. started bombing Syria, American commandos made detailed plans to hit al Qaeda planners there. But the targeting packages... Read more...
9/11 victims: Saudi Arabia’s backing of al-Qaida made attacks possible
As defense attorneys tried again last week to get Saudi Arabia dropped from a massive federal lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 9/11 attacks,... Read more...
New Yorker Magazine Exposes 9/11 Truth: The Twenty-Eight Pages
On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there is a secure room where the House Intelligence... Read more...
Three New York firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses, FDNY says
Three retired New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero in the days after the World Trade Center attack died on the same day this week of... Read more...
9/11 Myth Huggers: 13 Years of Ignoring the Evidence
The establishment media hold up an apple for your inspection, and they tell you it is an orange. If I try to show you that you are looking at an... Read more...
US court orders photos of September 11 '20th hijacker' remain classified
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay who US officials have said intended to be the... Read more...
Obama Names Ron Klain as Ebola Czar
President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the... Read more...
Appeals court restores tough Texas voter ID law
Strict voter ID requirements are back in force in Texas after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals intervened late Tuesday to stay an order from a... Read more...
Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law
Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the... Read more...
Texas voter ID law reinstated by federal appeals court
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned... Read more...
Judge blocks Wisconsin law used in Walker probe
A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall... Read more...
CIA didn't know it had Senate 'torture' report
The U.S. government inaccurately told a federal judge last month that the CIA did not have a copy of the unabridged version of a Senate committee... Read more...
Elizabeth Warren is calling for an investigation of the Federal Reserve
"This American Life" did a program on Friday on the information obtained by Carmen Segarra from her time as a New York Fed bank examiner in 2012,... Read more...
Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm
Former Rep. James Traficant, the Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery, has died at age 73.... Read more...
GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises
The Obama administration is frantically searching for “creative solutions” to get to a nuclear deal with Iran, but according to 31 Republican... Read more...
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits
Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of... Read more...
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
A veteran of the U.S. Marines who is now an advocate for marijuana became the first person Monday to get a ticket under Philadelphia's new law.The... Read more...
Report: 21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people
In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and... Read more...
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges
Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury... Read more...
The United States Is Number One ... but in What?
American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this... Read more...
Do Detroit's water shutoffs violate international law? UN to investigate.
Two human rights experts from the United Nations plan to visit Detroit this weekend to investigate whether the city is violating international laws... Read more...
U.S. accused of misleading British minister over treatment of Shaker Aamer in Guantánamo Bay
The US government has been accused of misleading a British minister over the brutal treatment endured by the last British resident being held inside... Read more...
Senate’s inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides
A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the... Read more...
Boko Haram agrees to truce, will free kidnapped Nigerian girls
Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire with Nigeria and will release more than 200 girls who were abducted more than six months ago, reports say."A... Read more...
U.S. asks to suspend Guantanamo video order
The United States has asked a federal judge to suspend an order releasing videotapes of force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay inmates.The U.S. Justice... Read more...
Orphaned by deportation: the crisis of American children left behind
Ten-year-old Andrés Jiménez was looking forward to the end of summer. Not because he was particularly eager to return to school, but because the... Read more...
The NFL's breast cancer scam sells bunk science to profit off pink clothes
Like many other large brand names, the National Football League has long tried to use its alleged commitment to breast cancer to distract the public... Read more...
Bruce Enberg: What's the daily bag limit on McDucks?
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said Friday in a Fox News interview that the US economy is threatened by higher wages. His solution... Read more...
Bob Alexander: By My Clock It’s Always 9/11
I wrote this about 4 years ago:We were in a canoe paddling towards the middle of the lake. The sky and water was blue as the blue in a Maxfield... Read more...
Bob Alexander: Postcard From Another World
A friend recently wrote me:Remember the realization back in the early 70's that the whole country was insane? Could it be true, could a whole country... Read more...
Bruce Enberg: Are you Pent-up?
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen just introduced a new term into Fed Speak', "pent-up wage deflation". This seems to be an effort to explain away... Read more...
Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal... Read more...
Relief in Dallas as dozens declared Ebola-free after three weeks in isolation
Dallas Ebola Dallas officials at a news conference. ‘I’m happy we can tell people they are free and clear of monitoring,’ health commissioner... Read more...
Nigeria Ebola outbreak declared over, but others in region still reeling
The World Health Organization (WHO) called Nigeria a “spectacular success story” Monday after it declared the country free of Ebola. It has been... Read more...
The Brain Cancer Rate for Girls in This Town Shot Up 550%—Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?
A pixielike girl with big blue eyes and long brown hair, Hannah Samarripa began experiencing headaches and fatigue in the middle of eighth grade. By... Read more...
Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola virus
The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the Spanish government... Read more...
Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken
It sounds like a broken record: Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year... Read more...
UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war
Experts have warned that a rush to start fracking for oil across Britain may already be over before it has even begun as the slump in global crude... Read more...
Simushir, fuel-laden Russian cargo ship, adrift off Canadian coast after tow lines part
A Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is once again adrift off the west coast of Haida Gwaii after a Canadian Coast Guard vessel... Read more...
Pacific islanders on canoes blockade Australia coal export terminal
Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world's largest coal export... Read more...
Colombian farmers sue BP for $29M over alleged land degredation
Colombian farmers took on oil giant BP in the British High Court on Wednesday, in a lawsuit that alleges that the company negligently managed the... Read more...
South Korea shuts down nuclear reactor after crack discovered
South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Friday after a crack was detected in a steam generator tube.The nuclear reactor at the Yeonggwang... Read more...
Canada's First Nations people seek to 'evict' energy companies
A freight railroad operated by the Canadian National Railway stretches approximately 3,000 miles from Halifax in the country's east to a port on the... Read more...
U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies
More than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas were opened up for bidding for energy explorers Wednesday in New Orleans, the U.S. government... Read more...
Why birds are igniting in midair over Calif.
A cutting-edge solar technology in California's Mojave Desert may have a bit too much cut. Wildlife officials say they've counted one bird being... Read more...
PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Are Energy Hogs
For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely... Read more...
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli... Read more...
Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step... Read more...
Gaza plan 'relieves Israel of responsibility'
A massive U.N.-supervised project to rebuild Gaza got underway earlier last week, but officials in Gaza and Ramallah are already doubtful that it... Read more...
5 Yr-Old Palestinian Girl Dies After Being Hit by Settler Driver
A Palestinian girl died after being hit by a car driven by a Jewish West Bank settler who fled the scene.Einas Khalil, 5, died hours after being... Read more...
Suicide Bomber Kills 21 Outside Baghdad Mosque
A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Shia mosque in western Baghdad, killing at least 21people, security and medical officials said.The... Read more...
Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff
A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread... Read more...
Is The Guardian Holding Back The New York Times’ Snowden Stories?
A source at the Times tells The Daily Beast the paper feels ‘shackled’ over The Guardian’s total control over the cache of Edward Snowden NSA... Read more...
Snapchat videos and pictures stored on a third party website posted online
Videos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers posted via the Snapchat service and stored on a third-party website have been put online,... Read more...
Iran frees wife of jailed Washington Post reporter
Iran has released the wife of a Washington Post reporter after arresting the two journalists in July, her newspaper said Monday.The National... Read more...
How Fox News Picks and Chooses Who Gets Labeled a 'Terrorist'
Fox News is increasingly fixating on the gruesome  workplace beheading last week in Moore, Oklahoma by a recent Muslim convert, suspect Alton Nolen.... Read more...
US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History
For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the "Vietnam syndrome," in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on... Read more...
Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants
This week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a North Carolina law limiting the time period in which a plaintiff can seek damages. The law,... Read more...
Transgender military personnel openly serving in 18 countries to convene in DC
Transgender military personnel from 18 countries who allow them to serve openly will gather in the U.S. to talk about their experiences -- and... Read more...
Air Force's X-37B space plane returns after 2-year top-secret mission
The X-37B is coming home, presumably chock-full of secrets. The unmanned Air Force plane -- a sort of space drone that has spent the last two years... Read more...
Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has... Read more...
How To Watch That 'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Comet Swing By Mars
A comet will be swinging by Mars this Sunday, and eager astronomers say they're ready for the "once-in a lifetime event."Comet C/2013 A1, or 'Siding... Read more...
NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun
Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million... Read more...
Trio wins Nobel Prize in chemistry for advancing microscope technology
Scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the United States and Stefan Hell of Germany won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for... Read more...
Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs
Over 20 years after their invention, the team of Japanese scientists behind blue colored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, has been recognized with the... Read more...
3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain's GPS
A U.S.-British scientist and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain's navigation... Read more...
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1 IS fighters seize weapons airdrop meant for Kurds Reggie
2 U.S. Air-Drops Arms to Kurds in Kobani Reggie
3 Rights group: Airstrikes on IS oil facilities killed civilians Reggie
4 Turkey denies new deal reached to open airbases to US in fight against Isis Reggie
5 Billions set aside for post-Saddam Iraq turned up in Lebanese bunker Reggie
6 Battle for Kobane: Islamic State tries to isolate the town Reggie
7 Leaked note suggests jurors considering conviction in ongoing Blackwater trial Reggie
8 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey Reggie
9 FBI: 12 Americans in ISIS, Not 100 Reggie
10 US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria Reggie
11 U.S., Arab allies hit militant strongholds in Syria, Iraq Reggie
12 U.S. Marine Killed in Afghan Insider Attack Reggie
13 Afghan conflict: Three Nato troops killed in Kabul bomb attack Reggie
14 U.S. Inspector: Billions in failed programs wasted in Afghanistan Reggie
15 US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,199 Reggie
16 Saving Iraqis the US left behind Reggie
17 U.S. airstrikes underway in Iraq, destroying Islamic State artillery Reggie
18 Attack at Afghan base kills US general, wounds 15 Reggie
19 Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues Reggie
20 Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan Reggie

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