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Trump picks retired General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for secretary of defense
Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of... Read more...
Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes 2.5 Million
Hillary Clinton’s lead in total votes over President-elect Donald Trump has reached 2,526,184 as ballots continue to be tallied.As Clinton’s... Read more...
Winter closes in on refugees fleeing Iraq's Mosul
Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of... Read more...
France arrests 5 in foiled Islamic State attack planned for next week
Five suspects were arrested in a foiled terror attack in France directed by the Islamic State and planned for next week, a prosecutor said... Read more...
Magnitude 7 quake hits Central America
A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of... Read more...
Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack
At least 80 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a massive suicide truck bomb blast at a petrol station south of Iraq's capital Baghdad,... Read more...
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials
All hospitals in Syria's besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World... Read more...
Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes
Jet fighters and helicopters bombing east Aleppo hit a children’s hospital and a blood bank on Wednesday, as medics and patients sheltered in the... Read more...
Suicide car bomb hits Iraqi forces advancing in Mosul.
Iraqi Special Forces advancing inside Mosul were hit by a suicide car bomber Saturday as Islamic State fighters battle to keep their hold on Iraqi's... Read more...
Islamic State Abducts Nearly 300 Iraqi Security Forces Near Mosul, UN Reports
Islamic State fighters have abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near Mosul and forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from the... Read more...
Trump's Carrier Victory Is the Economy's Loss
Donald Trump has scored a political victory by persuading Carrier Corp., a maker of air-conditioning and heating equipment, to keep about 1,000 jobs... Read more...
Carrier agrees to keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis
Carrier Corp. is staying in Indianapolis after all. Nearly nine months after announcing it would relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico,... Read more...
Wells Fargo faces new restrictions from banking regulator
A federal banking regulator has imposed tighter restrictions to Wells Fargo & Co.'s settlement regarding the company's fraudulent account sales... Read more...
Ford CEO warns Trump's 35% car tariff would harm the economy
Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald... Read more...
GDP Grows 2.9% in Biggest Gain in 2 Years
The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September compared with the same time a year ago -- the fastest economic growth in... Read more...
Shades Of 2000? Clinton Surpasses Trump In Popular Vote Tally
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finds herself on the wrong end of an electoral split, moving ahead in the popular vote but losing... Read more...
Supreme Court To Decide If Bush-Era Officials Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Civil Rights Violations
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by non-U.S.... 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 15 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton
It was 26 August 2003, almost two years since 9/11, and the sickening plume of smoke that hung over Ground Zero in lower Manhattan had long since... Read more...
U.S. suspicion of Saudi ties to 9/11 outlined in declassified 2002 intelligence report
More than two dozen top secret investigative pages that contributed to the government's official 9/11 report were finally released Friday, following... Read more...
Trump Camp Scrambles To Defend Diplomatic Blunder Over China And Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump’s team insists it’s not a big deal that he spoke directly with Taiwan’s president, breaking with years of delicate... Read more...
Green Party's Jill Stein moves Pennsylvania recount bid to federal courts
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein moved her bid for a recount in Pennsylvania from the state courts to the federal courts.Hours after... Read more...
Donald Trump Tweets SNL Is ‘Totally Biased’ After Sketch About His Twitter Habit
Donald Trump tweeted that Saturday Night Live is “unwatchable” and “totally biased,” after Alec Baldwin impersonated him in a cold open... Read more...
$50m Trump-branded development relied on immigrant visa funds
The first residential Trump-branded development to open since Donald Trump’s election victory last month opened for business in Jersey City, New... Read more...
NYC officials petition feds to pay $1M daily Trump security costs
Citing an "extraordinary financial burden,'' two New York City officials are calling on the federal government to pay the cost of securing... Read more...
The House Science Committee is spreading ‘fake news, bad science, and basically, crap’
In the era of fake news, it is downright cringe-worthy when an ostensibly reliable source — a House of Representatives committee, for... Read more...
Congress allows rule permitting mass hacking by government to take effect
In a defeat for privacy advocates, Senate leaders rebuffed a last-ditch effort by a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to allow a vote to block a... Read more...
Congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes
Chicago police say a dispute over basketball shoes led to the fatal shooting of the grandson of Illinois U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.Police spokesman... Read more...
The Glory Days of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Are Numbered
On Nov. 9, Senator Elizabeth Warren paid a visit to the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, the agency she... Read more...
Paul Ryan unanimously renominated as House speaker, will face Jan. 3 vote
Republicans in Congress unanimously renominated Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as speaker of the House for another two years Tuesday.A revitalized GOP on... Read more...
Walmart agrees to $7.5 million settlement in same-sex spouse discrimination suit
Walmart announced a settlement in a lawsuit accusing the company of denying same-sex spouses health insurance benefits.Walmart agreed to pay $7.5... Read more...
Oakland fire: Nine die during California club night
At least nine people have died in a fire during a club night near San Francisco, authorities say.The fire started at 23:30 local time on Friday... Read more...
U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold
U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off... Read more...
Federal civil rights trial under way in Rikers beating death
A federal civil rights trial is underway in New York City for a former Rikers Island guard accused of fatally beating an ailing inmate while the man... Read more...
U.S. to forgive some $108B in student loan debt, report says
An estimated $108 billion in student loans will be forgiven in the next two decades as a growing number of borrowers seek income-driven payment... Read more...
Israel's Lehava stirs 'anarchy' in Jerusalem
Four youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached "A" in July as he got out of a taxi in central Jerusalem to... Read more...
How Indigenous Activists in Norway Got the First Bank to Pull Out of the Dakota Access Pipeline
On November 8, 2016, Beaska Niillas, chairman of the Norwegian Sámi Association (NSA) walked into a conference room in Oslo, Norway, with his wife,... Read more...
U.S. Lawsuit Aims to Hold 2 Contractors Accountable for C.I.A. Torture
Nearly 15 years after the United States adopted a program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques now widely considered to be torture, no... Read more...
Brutality and Courage at Standing Rock
The dangerous Dakota Access Pipeline, and the brutal repression unleashed on its behalf, is countered by a greater force. To me, among a multitude of... Read more...
Leaked immigration proposal could affect all foreigners in US
A proposal to change who is considered a “criminal alien,” inadvertently leaked by a leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump's... Read more...
Alex Baer: The New Abnormal
We pretty much imagined life would change the minute we had seen Orange-Head's numbers tallying on the Electoral College board.  Not long after, we... Read more...
Alex Baer: SHUT.IT.DOWN.
There's keeping an open and hopeful mindset, and there's ignoring the bus and truck which have leapt the curb and are coming straight at you.Last... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Four: Pandora's Clubhouse
Thanks for coming by later in the day today than we've been meeting lately.  I'm sure that you, like me, just wanted to linger under the warm... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Three: 'Very Unfair'
Yes, I know:  I keep waking up in TrumpWorld, too.  The thought clicks into place about two seconds after my eyes open and consciousness dawns. ... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Two: Triage Tango
Another election.  Another Veterans Day.  Another round of triage.  Yes, it's a new day.  Welcome to Group.Might be nice to start out this... Read more...
VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis
Nearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis. because a dentist... Read more...
Abortion Rights Groups Sue 3 More States As Trump Inauguration Nears
As they prepare for a potentially massive threat to abortion access under the Donald Trump administration, Planned Parenthood and two of its allies... Read more...
Texas to implement rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains
The rules will prohibit hospitals, abortion clinics and other health care facilities from disposing of fetal remains in sanitary landfills, allowing... Read more...
Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city,... Read more...
Sexist views could harm men's health: Study
Men who have "playboy" attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don't, a broad new... Read more...
Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline
Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers on... Read more...
Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling
Climate scientists have denounced the House committee on science, space and technology after the Republican-held panel promoted a misleading story... Read more...
Hawaii's forecast: Icy and dangerous conditions. No, really.
Forget the swimsuits for Hawaii and pack raincoats and winter parkas.The National Weather Service issued a winter-storm warning until 6 p.m. Saturday... Read more...
4th tornado confirmed in storms that moved through metro Atlanta
The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down on Wednesday, leaving a trail of damage in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.Severe... Read more...
Great Barrier Reef scientists confirm largest die-off of corals recorded
A new study has found that higher water temperatures have ravaged the Great Barrier Reef, causing the worst coral bleaching recorded by scientists.In... Read more...
USGS: Largest oil deposit ever found in U.S. discovered in Texas
The U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the United States, officials said Tuesday.The... Read more...
Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
One of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was... Read more...
Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone
Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of... 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...
U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To A Company At The Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal
The American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil — an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery... Read more...
Edward Snowden: David Petraeus Disclosed 'Far More Highly Classified' Secrets Than I Did
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — who is... Read more...
Italian PM Matteo Renzi to Resign After Referendum Defeat
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi conceded defeat on Sunday and pledged to resign after Italian voters rejected his proposed reforms to the... Read more...
Austrian far-right presidential hopeful soundly defeated
The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential... Read more...
Death Toll From Chinese Coal Mine Disaster Rises To 32
The death toll from a northern Chinese coal mine disaster rose to 32 on Sunday, state media reported, the latest accident in a country with a poor... Read more...
Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba
Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a... Read more...
Canadian reporter barred from entering the US.
Ed Ou is used to crossing borders.The award-winning Canadian photojournalist has spent the past decade travelling to the kinds of places where being... Read more...
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Pull Advertising From Breitbart
Kellogg is pulling advertisements from Breitbart, a website that traffics in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content. A Kellogg spokesman told The... Read more...
WikiLeaks releases thousands of 1979 diplomatic cables
WikiLeaks on Monday released more than 500,000 diplomatic cables from President Jimmy Carter’s administration.The cables, all of which were sent by... Read more...
Deported from Palestine: Why Israel fears journalists
Last September, the United Nations Human Rights Council called for international action to curb what it described as "an Israeli campaign to evict... Read more...
Donald Trump Met Privately With Network Executives And Anchors
President-elect Donald Trump met privately with top network executives and anchors at Trump Tower on Monday for an off-the-record gathering that... Read more...
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon... Read more...
Big blunders behind botched U.S.-led strike in Syria in September: inquiry
A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a series of "unintentional human errors" led to a coalition air strike on Sept. 17 that killed... Read more...
Navy's new $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer breaks down in Panama Canal
The U.S. Navy's new destroyer -- the USS Zumwalt -- has been sidelined in the Panama Canal after engineering problems. "The timeline for repairs is... Read more...
Oldest Remaining Tuskegee Airman Dies
The oldest remaining member of the Tuskegee Airmen has died. Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Friday from complications of a stroke. He... Read more...
Afghanistan: Explosion hits US airbase in Bagram
NATO says at least four people have been killed in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, with the Taliban claiming... Read more...
Mars lander smashed into ground at 540km/h after misjudging its altitude
A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the red planet at 540km/h (335mph) instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer... Read more...
U.S. weather satellite's launch promises 'quantum leap' in forecasts
A U.S. weather satellite that will "revolutionize" forecasting blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous... Read more...
Stephen Hawking: We might have 1,000 years left on Earth
Science celebrity Stephen Hawking says the only way humankind can escape mass extinction is to find another planet.And the clock is ticking.During a... Read more...
Cosmic-ray detector finds possible crack in Earth's magnetic shield
The world's largest, most sensitive cosmic-ray detector has identified a potential crack in Earth's magnetic field.The weakness was revealed by a... Read more...
Greenland fossils showcase recovery from extinction event 252 million years ago
Some 252 million years ago, the planet suffered the most catastrophic mass extinction event in its 4.5 billion-year history.A trove of newly... Read more...
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141 Wartime Contracting Panel Seals Records for Next 20 Years Jesse Richard
142 State Department’s Iraq police training program a 'bottomless pit' for US taxpayers Reggie
143 Soldiers May Be Leaving Iraq, But Contractors Will Remain Reggie
144 Killing warning missed in slayings of Afghan civilians Reggie
145 Arms trade to repressive regimes largely from US, Russia and Europe Reggie
146 Investigation: Army platoon was 'out of control' in Afghanistan Reggie
147 US abandons plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq Reggie
148 U.N. says Afghanistan routinely tortures war suspects Reggie
149 Jalaluddin Haqqani, Once CIA's 'Blue-Eyed Boy,' Now Top Scourge For U.S. In Afghanistan Reggie
150 Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan not worth the cost, many US veterans say Reggie
151 CIA drone kills U.S. born al Qaeda cleric in Yemen Reggie
152 War on the 'Red Empire': How America planned for an attack on BRITAIN in 1930 with bombing raids and chemical weapons Jesse Richard
153 Is 'Our Man in Kandahar" a drug dealer and mass murderer? Reggie
154 British soldiers in Afghanistan shown 'war snuff movies' Reggie
155 U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say Reggie
156 U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram Reggie
157 New Libyan army leader said to have CIA ties Reggie
158 NATO stops sending detainees to Afghan jails after abuse reports Reggie
159 WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says Reggie
160 August: Deadliest month for U.S. in Afghanistan Reggie

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