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U.S. had plans to invade Cuba in 1976, documents show
The United States developed plans to attack Cuba in 1976 following its military intervention in Angola, recently declassified documents indicate.The... Read more...
Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn under Vatican investigation
A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate the leadership of Bishop... Read more...
Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away
When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it... Read more...
New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's
Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to... Read more...
Deported Vets: Life in ‘the bunker’in downtown Tijuana
Hector Barajas carried suitcases, crates and trash bags filled with appliances, donated goods and clothes to the curb. He and a half dozen other men... Read more...
U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey
Airstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group Sunday, a witness said, shaking... Read more...
FBI: 12 Americans in ISIS, Not 100
The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for... Read more...
US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria
U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people... Read more...
U.S., Arab allies hit militant strongholds in Syria, Iraq
Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell... Read more...
U.S. Marine Killed in Afghan Insider Attack
A MARSOC Marine was killed in Afghanistan this week in an apparent insider attack.Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, was killed Sept.... Read more...
Secret Recordings Expose Cozy Relationship Between Goldman Sachs And The NY Fed
The New York Fed had become too risk-averse and deferential to the banks it supervised. Its examiners feared contradicting bosses, who too often... Read more...
Treasury to unveil steps to curb tax inversions
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he'll announce new steps on Monday to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S.... Read more...
Trump Plaza closes its doors, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino.And... Read more...
US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a... Read more...
Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment
The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it's forcing tens of thousands of them into... 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...
Appeals court blocks some North Carolina voting changes
A federal appeals court has blocked North Carolina from ending same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting in connection with this fall's... Read more...
Judge rules against White House on Affordable Care Act
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that Obamacare subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are not running their own insurance exchanges, a... Read more...
A divided Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio
The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio Monday, a day before it was scheduled to begin, temporarily blocking a victory won by... Read more...
Hillary and the far right; admits role in Honduran coup
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a review of Henry Kissinger’s latest book, “World... Read more...
Expedia under fire over membership to rightwing lobby group Alec
xpedia, the world’s largest online travel company, has declined to follow the lead of other big internet firms, instead choosing to remain a member... 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...
How members of Congress use a little-known power to shape the military and help their constituents
Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service... Read more...
How the U.S. Ended Up With 400,000 Untested Rape Kits
Memphis just discovered hundreds of untested rape kits—adding to its backlog of more than 12,000 kits collecting dust on police shelves. And the... Read more...
Detroit bankruptcy judge says he can't stop city from shutting off water for unpaid bills
A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy refused Monday to stop the city from shutting off water if people can't pay their bill.Judge Steven Rhodes... Read more...
Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction
California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat,... Read more...
Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man
President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret... Read more...
NYC mayor signs order expanding living wage law
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday that expanded New York City's living wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from... Read more...
Gitmo hunger strikes are a cry for help. Why is the US fighting back with secret torture?
“Safe, Humane, Legal, Transparent”: so goes the slogan of the world’s most famous offshore prison. It’s an Obama-era rebrand, a bid by... Read more...
U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit
The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander... Read more...
California protesters block Israeli-owned ship
Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in... Read more...
Edward Snowden honored with ‘alternative Nobel’
Edward Snowden was among the winners Wednesday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the “alternative Nobel,” for his... Read more...
Emma Watson tells men in powerful UN speech: 'Gender equality is your issue, too'
Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech before the United Nations, but she also joined a cadre of celebrities... 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...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race
Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some... Read more...
Dallas hospital diagnoses first patient with Ebola
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday the first case of Ebola in a critically ill patient diagnosed in a U.S.... Read more...
European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'
Mute Schimpf doesn't want to eat American chicken. That's because most U.S. poultry is chilled in antimicrobial baths that can include chlorine to... Read more...
Turmeric may ward off dementia, heal the brain
A new study by scientists in Germany has found a that a main ingredient in curry powder, the spice turmeric, can help the brain regenerate neurons... Read more...
France to introduce plain cigarette packaging
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of its smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.The... Read more...
Ebola cases could reach between 550,000 and 1.4 million by late January: CDC
Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, according to a report issued on... Read more...
Climate change: 35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaskan shore
Haul out!  That's what it's called when animals congregate in large groups, and that's just what's happening with 35,000 walruses on the shore of... Read more...
Baker Hughes to reveal fracking components
Oil services company Baker Hughes said Wednesday it implemented its policy of fully disclosing the chemicals it uses in hydraulic fracturing."The... Read more...
Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns, Advocates Warn
Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a... Read more...
California Becomes First State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of... Read more...
Australia's 2013 heat waves linked to human-caused climate change, studies conclude
Australia has suffered through two back-to-back sweltering summers, with a record-setting heat wave sweeping across the country at the end of 2013... 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...
EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten,’ orders Google to take down links
Europe’s top court struck a blow for the "right to be forgotten" Tuesday, ordering Google to delete search results shown to be “inadequate,... Read more...
Israel approves new plan for 58,000 settlers south of Jerusalem
The Israeli government approved a decision to construct a huge Israeli settlement south of Jerusalem as part of its "Jerusalem 2020" project, which... Read more...
Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 children
Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social... Read more...
History’s largest trade agreements are being negotiated in secret
In August 2007, then–presidential candidate Barack Obama vowed that, if elected, he would “immediately” amend the North Atlantic Free Trade... Read more...
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expand in defiance of government
As Hong Kong opened for business Monday, pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect against pepper spray and tear gas... Read more...
Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's new president
After an exhausting and contentious election process, Ashraf Ghani, a US-educated anthropologist turned reformist politician, has finally been sworn... 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...
New York Times Announces Deep New Round Of Staff Cuts As Digital Initiatives Stall
In a sign of the persistent challenges facing the newspaper industry, the New York Times is planning to make deep cuts in its newsroom staff,... Read more...
Which Deaths Matter? How the media covers the people behind today's grim statistics
The past several months have been scarred by international crisis and turmoil, from strife in Gaza to the downing of Flight MH17 and the gruesome... Read more...
Glenn Greenwald: Media Way Overhyped Khorasan Group Threat
When the United States suddenly announced last week that it had attacked a militant group called Khorasan, many observers wondered where, exactly,... Read more...
WCBS-TV reporter John Slattery dies of heart attack hours after last newscast
Emmy-winning local news mainstay John Slattery, a 30-year veteran of WCBS-TV, died after a sudden heart attack only hours after filing his final... Read more...
U.S. charges four with stealing $100 million in software, data
Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data - some... Read more...
Army opens Ranger School to women, a historic leap toward equality
For the first time, women are being invited to apply for training with the Rangers, the elite group that the Army considers its “premier... Read more...
9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan
Almost 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after this year as part of a long-delayed security agreement with the country.White House Senior... Read more...
Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the... Read more...
US army drill sergeant found guilty of sexually assaulting eight soldiers
A Missouri drill sergeant is guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing eight female soldiers, a military judge ruled Wednesday.Army staff sergeant... Read more...
Stephen Hawking admits he is an atheist
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking doesn't believe in God, but does believe aliens and space travel are the key to the survival of the species.In an... Read more...
NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year
NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.The robotic explorer fired its... Read more...
New dinosaur species with giant nose discovered in Utah
As researchers from North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University have discovered, the largest aquiline nose of the Late Cretaceous... Read more...
Supermassive Black Hole Discovered Inside Tiny Dwarf Galaxy
"It is the smallest and lightest object that we know of that has a supermassive black hole," Dr. Anil C. Seth, a University of Utah astronomer and... Read more...
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
A Boston-area man long suspected of two 2004 rapes was formally charged after a new DNA test linked him to the crimes and excluded his twin... Read more...
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1 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey Reggie
2 FBI: 12 Americans in ISIS, Not 100 Reggie
3 US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria Reggie
4 U.S., Arab allies hit militant strongholds in Syria, Iraq Reggie
5 U.S. Marine Killed in Afghan Insider Attack Reggie
6 Afghan conflict: Three Nato troops killed in Kabul bomb attack Reggie
7 U.S. Inspector: Billions in failed programs wasted in Afghanistan Reggie
8 US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,199 Reggie
9 Saving Iraqis the US left behind Reggie
10 U.S. airstrikes underway in Iraq, destroying Islamic State artillery Reggie
11 Attack at Afghan base kills US general, wounds 15 Reggie
12 Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues Reggie
13 Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan Reggie
14 89 Killed in Suicide Blast in East Afghanistan Reggie
15 State Department Awarded Blackwater More Than $1 Billion After Threat On Investigator's Life Reggie
16 Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends Reggie
17 Blackwater on trial over killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007 Reggie
18 The Toll Of 5 Years Of Drone Strikes: 2,400 Dead Reggie
19 Welcome to Penny Lane: CIA secret Gitmo camp for recruiting double agents Reggie
20 In Afghanistan, 'Security Deal' Means Endless US Occupation Reggie

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