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Missouri governor commutes sentence for condemned man
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate four days before the scheduled execution, saying he did so after "significant... Read more...
NHTSA: Fiat-Chrysler under reported deaths and injuries in automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  faces allegations from safety regulators at The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the... Read more...
Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut
Edward Snowden has come in from the cold - on Twitter.Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S.... Read more...
VW staff, supplier warned of emissions test cheating years ago: reports
Volkswagen's own staff and one of its suppliers warned years ago about software designed to thwart emissions tests, two German newspapers reported on... Read more...
Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history
Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in industrial farms is perhaps the worst crime in history. The... Read more...
Medical charity says up tp 20 dead in air strike on northern Afghan hospital, including 3 children
The United States has been condemned for launching an airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Afghanistan... Read more...
U.N.: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach record levels
The number of women and children killed or injured through the year in Afghanistan increased by 23 percent and 13 percent, respectively, as overall... Read more...
The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War
For the Middle East, the growth of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been a catastrophe. For one American firm, it’s been a gold mine.The war... Read more...
U.S. helicopter 'friendly fire' incident kills eight Afghan soldiers
At least eight Afghan Army soldiers were killed and five were wounded after two U.S. helicopters attacked a military checkpoint the country's Logar... Read more...
Perpetual war creates endless consequences
When the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, began this month by issuing a farewell report on U.S. military... Read more...
Oil and gas boomtown gone bust: Gonzales tries to cope
Only a year ago, with oil trading near $100 a barrel, residents of this proud and pretty South Texas boomtown had only one chief complaint:... Read more...
Major banks investigated for collusion in precious metals market
The Swiss competition watchdog has launched an investigation into possible collusion in the precious metals market by several major banks, it said on... Read more...
GE to move turbine jobs to Europe, China due to EXIM bank closure
General Electric Co (GE.N) said on Tuesday it will move 500 U.S. power turbine manufacturing jobs to Europe and China because it can no longer access... Read more...
Was Tom Hayes Running the Biggest Financial Conspiracy in History?
Hayes was a phenom at UBS, one of the best the bank had at trading derivatives. All year long, the financial crisis had been good for him. The chaos... Read more...
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B
Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack... Read more...
US judge dismisses September 11 victims' case against Saudi Arabia
A US judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of... Read more...
You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don't Know the Official 9/11 Story
I don't believe the official story of 9/11 because I know the official story of 9/11!During the past 10 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
Karzai: Al Qaeda never operated in Afghanistan
Al Qaeda has never operated in Afghanistan, the country's former President Hamid Karzai said in a recent interview, dismissing the notion that the... Read more...
Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs
Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next... Read more...
14 Years After 9/11, the War on Terror Is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped It Would
Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that? Fourteen years of wars,... Read more...
Donald Trump: I would send Syrian refugees home
Donald Trump has said he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he becomes president.The billionaire, who is the current frontrunner... Read more...
Clinton campaign blasts McCarthy for admitting political goal of Benghazi panel
Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies are seizing on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s boast that the Benghazi Select Committee — the... Read more...
FACT CHECK: Math in Trump’s tax plan doesn’t always add up
In proposing a major overhaul of the U.S. tax system, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vows to reduce the tax rates paid by millions... Read more...
Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as 'false prophets'
House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against "false prophets" in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation had averted a... Read more...
Scott Walker drops out of US 2016 presidential race
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to drop out of the presidential race later today, The New York Times first reported Monday.Walker is set to hold a... Read more...
House Benghazi panel may have broken ethics rules: Pelosi
A probe of the 2012 Benghazi attacks may have violated congressional ethics rules, House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on... Read more...
Senate approves temporary spending bill, House expected to follow
The Senate easily passed a temporary funding measure Wednesday that will keep the U.S. government open through Dec. 11, averting a government... Read more...
Republicans, Planned Parenthood square off in Congress
U.S. Congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's eligibility for federal funds, while the health organization's president... Read more...
Senate votes to advance spending bill that would avoid government shutdown
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted in favor of a spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown without addressing the obstacle of funding Planned... Read more...
Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal
A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, attorneys told a judge Monday,... Read more...
Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage
As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers... Read more...
FBI Destroyed Records Detailing Alleged Medicaid Fraud by Orthodox Jews
The FBI destroyed records indicating potential Medicaid fraud among haredi Orthodox Jews in upstate New York’s Orange County because they came from... Read more...
Reports: Arne Duncan stepping down as Obama’s Education secretary
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of the longest-serving members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, will step down in December, officials said... Read more...
Court upholds $236M verdict in Exxon Mobil pollution case
New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated... Read more...
Planned Parenthood Fire In Southern California Was Arson, Authorities Say
Authorities say a small fire that damaged a Planned Parenthood facility in Southern California was apparently ignited when someone tossed a container... Read more...
Yemeni man denied apology from US for drone strike that killed his family
Faisal bin Ali Jaber came to recognize that in his case, justice was not realistic. The most he could hope for from the American government that... Read more...
How US immigration officers use dubious ID papers to deport people
In March 2013, Patrice Talbot was taken out of York County Prison in southern Pennsylvania and told he was being deported. Officials with the U.S.... Read more...
Open the lid on US torture: The public deserves to know what the CIA did in its name
I thought things might be changing earlier this year, but I was wrong.In January, Barack Obama’s administration announced what seemed to be a major... Read more...
US releases Gitmo prisoner who staged 9-year hunger strike
A Guantánamo Bay prisoner who waged a nearly nine-year hunger strike while held at the U.S. base in Cuba has been released.The Pentagon said Tuesday... Read more...
US releases Moroccan after more than 13 years at Guantanamo prison
Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to close the detention center on the U.S. military base in... Read more...
Alex Baer: One Planet, Two Worlds
The problem with being a curmudgeon is that you still have things to say long after you know you really should shut up.And so, as Curmudgeon General... Read more...
Is the GOP Clown Car a Volkswagen? It should be.
China marked its President's visit to the US by announcing a cap and trade program on the burning of carbon starting in 2017. Now the Right Wing Nut... Read more...
Alex Baer: Stupes on the Loose: Add-a-Nope
Welcome to the Bonus Round on today's episode of "How to Cope with Stupes on the Loose, and the Holy Hypnosis of Nope-a-Dopes!"Please welcome today's... Read more...
Bob Alexander: The Ghosts in the Clock
A bell tolls each life event.Bong … New Year's … Bong … Birthdays … Bong … Spring … Bong … Summer … Bong …... Read more...
David Bromwich: The Neoconservative Empire Returns
Everyone knows the basics of the dispute over the nuclear deal with Iran. In no time at all, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaped... Read more...
England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside
Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young... Read more...
Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire
A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to... Read more...
Medicare defrauded of $54M through ambulance transport services
Medicare paid about $54 million in possibly fraudulent ambulance transport services in the first half of 2012, according to a study by the Office of... Read more...
Study: Many early breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy
A 21-gene test can accurately predict whether women with breast cancer can be treated without chemotherapy, according to a large, long-term study.The... Read more...
Two drugs proven more effective than standard kidney cancer treatment
A pair of drugs have overshadowed the use of standard therapies after new clinical trials suggest they work better for advanced kidney cancer.The two... Read more...
Cargo Ship With 33 Crew Members Aboard Missing in Hurricane Joaquin
The U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Hurricane Hunters were searching the Atlantic Ocean near Crooked Island, Bahamas, on Friday for a cargo ship with... Read more...
Hurricane Joaquin 'extremely dangerous' category 4, 130 mph winds
Hurricane Joaquin was upgraded to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Thursday afternoon with 130 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center... Read more...
DOJ reaches $2 billion settlement with fertilizer maker
One of the world's largest fertilizer makers is settling a massive hazardous waste lawsuit for nearly $2 billion to help clean up pollution and... Read more...
Refineries must monitor air quality in nearby communities, EPA says
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday released its first-ever rule requiring petroleum refineries to monitor air pollution in... Read more...
Study: Climate change negatively affects birth weight
Stronger storms, higher tides, longer droughts and lower birth weights -- global warming's rap sheet continues to get longer and longer.According to... Read more...
Oil Industry Needs to Find Half a Trillion Dollars to Survive
At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. Some... Read more...
Aircraft to start hunt for Atlantic oil off East Coast
An aerial hunt for oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean is poised to launch, a first step in the plan to lease waters off Georgia,... Read more...
Oil Services Co.,Baker Huhes, lays off 10,500
"Extreme market forces" are in play in the global energy sector, oil services company Baker Hughes said Tuesday in announcing widespread layoffs.The... Read more...
Japan now has more car charging points than gas stations
Nissan Motor Co. has reported that Japan now has more places to charge electric vehicles than gas stations. The country has roughly 34,000 gas... Read more...
Researchers turn solar energy into liquid fuel
A small number of vehicles on U.S. roads are already indirectly powered by the sun. Ostensibly, some of America's electric cars use power derived... Read more...
Vatican fires gay priest on eve of Catholic bishops meeting
The Vatican fired a priest Saturday after he came out as gay and revealed he has a boyfriend on the eve of an important meeting of the world's... Read more...
4 Israelis injured, 2 critically, in stabbing attack in Jerusalem
Four Israelis were injured, two of them critically, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City Saturday evening.  A mother and father in their... Read more...
Australia Deports Head of Anti-Abortion Group
The head of a United States anti-abortion group who tried to enter Australia on a canceled visa lost a court appeal on Friday and was expected to be... Read more...
Guatemala mudslide leaves hundreds missing
Rescue workers in Guatemala are digging through rubble from a mudslide that hit a village not far from the capital, in search of hundreds missing.At... Read more...
Riots break out after Israeli settlers shot dead in West Bank
Hundreds of Israeli settlers rioted overnight into Friday throughout the occupied West Bank over the shooting death of a settler couple.The crowds... Read more...
Israeli soldiers attack journalists on West Bank
A dramatic video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers make an unprovoked assault on two journalists working for Agence France-Presse during a... Read more...
'AJ staff is free': Egypt pardons jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been pardoned in Egypt, a spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Alaa Youssef,... Read more...
Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7B to expand in the U.S.
Altice, a European telecom company controlled by billionaire Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy U.S. cable operator Cablevision in a deal valued at... Read more...
Dan Rather’s Moment of ‘Truth’: The Movie CBS and George W. Bush Don’t Want You to See
A new film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford explores the notorious ‘60 Minutes’ piece on George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard... Read more...
Climate change denier Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic
The National Geographic magazine has been a nonprofit publication since inception in 1888, but that ends today. The long-running American publication... Read more...
12 Dead After U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan
Twelve people, including five American service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed while taking off from an... Read more...
U.S.-trained Syrian rebels gave equipment to Nusra: U.S. military
Syrian rebels trained by the United States gave some of their equipment to the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange for safe passage, a U.S.... Read more...
Neller takes over as top Marine as Dunford moves on to chairman of Joint Chiefs
Hailed as “a tested warrior and an innovative strategist,” Gen. Robert Neller accepted command of the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday morning... Read more...
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Child Rape
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could... Read more...
Head investigator: Bergdahl shouldn't go to prison
The officer who led the investigation into U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago said he doesn't... Read more...
Farmer digs up woolly mammoth bones in Michigan soy field
A farmer near Chelsea made a startling discovery Monday night: bones of a woolly mammoth possibly butchered by early human hunters thousands of years... Read more...
Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of... Read more...
Supermassive black hole bigger than scientists thought was possible
Astronomers in England have discovered a supermassive black hole many times larger than should be possible.In astrophysics, very few rules are hard... Read more...
Electron transport between species discovered in deep-sea research
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered two microbial species capable of sharing the energy needed to consume methane... Read more...
Mini triceratops-like dinosaur could be new species
A team of Colorado researchers say there's nothing else like the dinosaur specimen they unearthed. Though it's yet to be given a scientific name,... Read more...
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61 Taliban fighters, suicide bombers attack U.S.-Afghan base Reggie
62 U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones Reggie
63 Dronestagram – the website exposing the US's secret drone war Reggie
64 Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor Reggie
65 Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists Reggie
66 As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind Reggie
67 WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says Reggie
68 Iraq records huge rise in birth defects linked to US invasion Reggie
69 Report says U.S., Israel plan Iran strike Reggie
70 Afghan war enters 12th year Reggie
71 US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 after 11 years of war Reggie
72 Annan: Blair could have prevented Iraq War Reggie
73 Afghan troops get a lesson in American cultural ignorance Reggie
74 Drone strikes in Pakistan have killed many civilians, study says Reggie
75 Afghanistan: Nato air strike 'kills eight women' in Laghman Reggie
76 Pentagon: Guantanamo detainee dies; eighth fatality at facility Reggie
77 War-weary U.S. is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths Reggie
78 Afghanistan – America’s “Total Lie War” Jesse Richard
79 Millions were in germ war tests Jesse Richard
80 Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister Jesse Richard

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