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Kasich drops out of presidential race
John Kasich ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, one day after Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee and Ted Cruz bowed out of the race.The... Read more...
Aleppo onslaught: New air strikes hit medical facility
An air strike hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Friday, the civil defence said, the second time this week a medical facility in... Read more...
What became of 1,400 people who disappeared in Nepal?
More than 10 years after a bloody civil war ended in Nepal, the country has finally started a process of transitional justice.Some 16,000 people were... Read more...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million cars, SUVs for rollaway issue
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) said on Friday it is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the vehicles may roll... Read more...
Biden blasts Israeli government at J Street gala
Vice President Joe Biden several times criticized what he called an Israeli government that causes “overwhelming frustration” in a speech that... Read more...
Obama announces 250 new military personnel for Syria
US President Barack Obama has said he plans to send 250 more troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the number of Americans working with local Syrian... Read more...
U.S. to Admit 20 More Civilian Deaths
The U.S. military will admit later today to nine instances of coalition strikes that have killed 20 civilians in a five-month period in the campaign... Read more...
New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL
The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly ... Read more...
U.S. sending more troops to Iraq, $415M to Peshmerga for Mosul victory
The United States will increase troop numbers in Iraq, deploy AH-64 Apache helicopters and help fund Kurdish Peshmerga with up to $415 million amid... Read more...
Confessions of a former US Air Force drone technician
Cian Westmoreland was 18 years old when he enlisted in the US Air Force.Now 28, the former serviceman served with the 606 Air Control Squadron in... Read more...
SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc (SUNE.N) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, becoming one of the largest non-financial... Read more...
US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report
US corporate giants such as Apple, Walmart and General Electric have stashed $1.4tn (£980bn) in tax havens, despite receiving trillions of dollars... Read more...
U.S. regulators fail 'living wills' at five of eight big banks
Five out of eight of the biggest U.S. banks do not have credible plans for winding down operations during a crisis without the help of public money,... Read more...
Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in U.S. Justice Dept mortgage probe
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to pay $5.06 billion to settle claims that it misled mortgage bond investors during the financial crisis,... Read more...
American executives' names surface in Panama Papers
The names of hundreds of Americans have surfaced in the Panama Papers, including a handful of U.S. businessmen accused or convicted by U.S.... Read more...
CIA Director: Missing 9/11 Report Pages Contain ‘Inaccurate’ Information
CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday defended the government’s decision to withhold 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report, telling NBC the... Read more...
Top secret documents may hold clues to Saudi backing for 9/11
President Obama is due to visit Saudi Arabia in 10 days. His visit comes at a time of deep suspicion between the two allies. The United States also... Read more...
How the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11
Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been... 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...
Neither former Bush president will endorse Donald Trump
Neither George HW nor George W Bush, the only two living former Republican presidents of the United States, will endorse Donald Trump.In statements... Read more...
Trump begins in a massive hole
Donald Trump begins the general-election phase of the campaign facing the prospect of a near-historic blowout defeat. And pollsters think he might be... Read more...
Ted Cruz drops out of presidential race
Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday night, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats... Read more...
Workers fight for dignity in Trump's Las Vegas hotel: 'You don't talk to the boss'
Maricella Olvera encounters Donald Trump on occasion, but she’s careful not to say a word. The 47-year-old cleans the penthouse at the Trump... Read more...
ADL Asks Trump to Dump ‘America First’ Slogan Reminiscent of WWII Anti-Semitism
The Anti-Defamation League called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory World War II-era association with... Read more...
Former US Senator Bob Bennett dies at age 82
Robert F. Bennett — a Utah native, businessman and three-term U.S. Senator turned teacher — died Wednesday evening at age 82.Greg Hopkins, his... Read more...
Pentagon slams Benghazi panel for wasting money with exhaustive probe
The U.S. Department of Defense this week sent a letter to the House panel still investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi and expressed frustration... Read more...
House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted... Read more...
Former House speaker sentenced to more than a year in prison
- Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was... Read more...
60 Minutes: U.S. Rep. was told to raise $18,000 a day so he could get reelected.
Rep. David Jolly says he was told his first job as a newly elected congressman was to raise $18,000 a day so he could get reelected. On Sunday's 60... Read more...
U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18, in... Read more...
U.S. government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
A conservative group representing more than 50 Illinois parents challenged the Obama administration’s aggressive stance on letting transgender... Read more...
Ex-FBI agent admits stealing $136,000 in drug money for cars, cosmetic surgery
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $136,000 in drug money and spending it on cars and plastic surgery.Scott M. Bowman,... Read more...
May Day in Seattle: Anti-capitalist protesters clash with police
A peaceful march for worker and immigrant rights began about 3 p.m. in the Central District and ended downtown. About 6 p.m., anti-capitalist... Read more...
Migrant children kept from enrolling in school
Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in... Read more...
Albinos in Malawi face ‘total extinction,’ UN expert warns
An African country’s albino population faces complete extinction as killers hunt down the endangered group for their mythological... Read more...
Egyptian cleric defends CIA agent convicted over his rendition
The radical Egyptian cleric who was kidnapped in Milan by the CIA in 2003 has come to the defence of a former CIA officer convicted for her alleged... Read more...
Ex-CIA agent loses appeal against extradition to Italy
Portugal's Constitutional Court has rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her... Read more...
7 Extremist Jews Indicted for Terror Plot Against Palestinians
Seven members of an alleged extremist Jewish terror cell were indicted in an Israeli court.The cell, including an Israeli soldier and two minors, are... Read more...
Britain's Big Business: The Modern Slave Trap
Al Jazeera’s investigative unit has revealed that large companies in Britain may be failing to tackle slavery along their supply chains. The... Read more...
Bob Alexander: God (or whoever) Bless You Mr. Vonnegut
47 years ago I bailed out of a Medieval English Literature class just in time and took a Modern Satire class instead. I knew I'd get an easy “A”... Read more...
Alex Baer: '183,429 Better Ways to Elect a President'
The best book I've read in quite a while is a nonexistent one called Scorched-Earth Realpolitik Cookbook:  Cajun-Style Political Elexting and... Read more...
Bob Alexander: I'm not on Drugs … Maybe I'm Dreaming
You can find just about anything on The Internet. I was looking for the right words to describe a state of mind so I clicked on Google, typed in... Read more...
Alex Baer: Hello, Dali...
It's been threatening to get out of hand for some decades, and it's finally happened: Every news report -- global, national, local, and personal --... Read more...
Bruce Enberg: Riding Crops and Jack Boots Aren't Just for Sex Dungeons Anymore
Ho hum, another month, another quarter million new jobs. Obama's job creation streak is a new record by what, a year? You don't hear that on the... Read more...
Kansas Moves To Terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Contract
Cutting off Planned Parenthood’s contracts to provide Medicaid services probably violates federal law, but Kansas has done it anyway.Gov. Sam... Read more...
CDC: Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease
Despite hepatitis C being preventable and curable, the number of people who died after contracting it hit an all-time high in 2014, baffling... Read more...
Study: One in Three Antibiotic Prescriptions 'Unnecessary'
Nearly one in three antibiotic prescriptions doled out in the United States is "inappropriate," said a study Tuesday that called for improved... Read more...
How a tiny city in New York became a beacon for transgender healthcare
Four times a year, Jill Williams, 62, climbs into the cab of her 2010 Toyota pickup and heads from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to a doctor’s office... Read more...
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talcum powder cancer case
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer after using baby powder -- the... Read more...
Alberta fire evacuees moved a 2nd time as weather shifts
A raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center... Read more...
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town
Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other... Read more...
Local fracking bans struck down in Colorado
A Colorado Supreme Court ruling enforcing state jurisdiction over oil and natural gas activity has "enormous implications" for the economy, the... Read more...
Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever ... Read more...
Natural gas explosion in Salem Township: Injuries reported, evacuations underway
Crews are responding to a natural gas explosion Friday in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, where at least one injury has been reported and... Read more...
Solar plane reaches California after flight across Pacific
A solar-powered airplane reached the San Francisco Bay area and performed a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday afternoon following 56... Read more...
Why North Dakota (aka Boomtown, USA) is running on empty
In the mid 2000s hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - coupled with soaring oil prices, made it possible to unlock billions of barrels of oil from the... Read more...
New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought
In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for... Read more...
Notorious Coal Baron Don Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison
A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to a year in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to commit mine... Read more...
Big Banks Aided Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal
No business can operate without bankers — not even the bribery business.British financial giant HSBC and American bailout kingpin Citibank... Read more...
Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on... Read more...
US, Russia reach deal on Aleppo ceasefire
An agreement has been reached with Russia to extend a ceasefire in Syria to Aleppo province, including the besieged city of Aleppo, the US State... Read more...
Killer of Palestinian teen sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison
Yosef Ben-David, who was convicted of the kidnapping and gruesome murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was sentenced on Tuesday to... Read more...
Over 100 Killed In Migrant Shipwrecks Between Libya And Italy Over Weekend
An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants... Read more...
Syria: Aleppo hospital attacked by rebels
At least three people have been killed in a rebel rocket attack on a hospital in the city of Aleppo. The attack was part of a shelling that left at... Read more...
Egypt arrests journalists in raid on press syndicate
Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters... Read more...
Fox News Pundit Pleads Guilty To Faking CIA Ties
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades,... Read more...
New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices
Mark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC, is facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit... Read more...
Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau
The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media Network and banned its journalists from reporting... Read more...
Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife
The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.Omar Nazzal, 53, was seized over the weekend at an... Read more...
U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State in Iraq combat
- A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed by enemy fire on Tuesday after the Islamic State breached a Kurdish Peshmerga position near Mosul amid increased... Read more...
Bowe Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules
Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, should have access to... Read more...
West Point set for female dean, first in school's 200-year history
President Barack Obama has nominated the first female dean at West Point.Col. Cindy Jebb, who has been the academy's social studies department head,... Read more...
Pentagon disciplines 16 of its own for Kunduz hospital airstrike
The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members following an airstrike that killed 42 at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan... Read more...
Federal Court won't force release of more drone-killing info
A federal appeals court has rebuffed an effort to force the Obama administration to release more information about its policies for using deadly... Read more...
Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind
Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's... Read more...
Self-healing' plastic could mean better bandages, tougher phone cases
- A plastic-like material that "flows" back together when cut or scraped could lead to self-healing bandages and cellphones that never stay scuffed,... Read more...
Big discovery about Vikings just came from space
A "high-tech Indiana Jones" may have just done what no one else has been able to for 55 years: find a second Viking settlement in North America, the... Read more...
New 250 million-year-old reptile species found in Brazil
Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a reptile that lived 250 million years ago in what's now the Brazilian state of Rio Grande... Read more...
Yearlong spaceman back home in Houston with family, pool
NASA space champ Scott Kelly is finally back home in Houston with his family and the swimming pool that he craved throughout his yearlong absence... Read more...
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1 Obama announces 250 new military personnel for Syria Reggie
2 U.S. to Admit 20 More Civilian Deaths Reggie
3 New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL Reggie
4 U.S. sending more troops to Iraq, $415M to Peshmerga for Mosul victory Reggie
5 Confessions of a former US Air Force drone technician Reggie
6 Islamic State Dealt Hefty Body Blow With Death Of Top Aide: Officials Reggie
7 Strikes kill at least 70 at Qaeda Yemen camp: medics, official Reggie
8 22,000 alleged Islamic State militants identified in registration forms Reggie
9 Portrait of an Afghan drone victim Reggie
10 White House to reveal death toll of US drone strikes for first time Reggie
11 U.S. Drones Kill 150 Al-Shabaab Fighters Reggie
12 American Cluster Bombs Are Being Used To Kill And Maim Civilians In Yemen Reggie
13 US strikes ISIL in Libya, killing more than 40 Reggie
14 What Donald Rumsfeld Knew We Didn’t Know About Iraq Reggie
15 U.S. soldier killed, two wounded in Afghanistan Reggie
16 U.S., Russia dominate arms transfers to developing countries Reggie
17 Judge denies new trial bid for ex-US guards in Iraq shooting Reggie
18 The Intercept publishes secret military documents on drone killings Reggie
19 Top general on Afghan hospital raid: US brass behind decision to strike Reggie
20 U.N.: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach record levels Reggie

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