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Yemen: Saudi Arabia used US-supplied cluster bombs, rights groups says
The Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen has used US-supplied cluster bombs banned by much of the world, a rights group has... Read more...
Suspect arrested in shooting of NYPD officer
The man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges of attempted murder of a police officer,... Read more...
DOT issues final rules on flammable oil trains
The Obama administration imposed tougher safety regulations Friday for trains carrying crude oil, responding to growing alarm about a series of fiery... Read more...
US aviation authority: Boeing 787 bug could cause 'loss of control'
The US air safety authority has issued a warning and maintenance order over a software bug that causes a complete electric shutdown of Boeing’s 787... Read more...
18 women suspect that babies they were told died are alive
Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital are now wondering if the children... Read more...
The Real Cost of Vietnam
The commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War this week in 1975 will be lost on many Americans who are too young to recall the tumultuous events of... Read more...
American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike
An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by U.S. drone... Read more...
The Terrible Legacy of Agent Orange
I wanted to put it all in the context of today’s Vietnam, forty years on. To see victims of the second and third generations, where and how they... Read more...
Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
A recently published report has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million... Read more...
Americans have yet to grasp the horrific magnitude of the ‘war on terror’
Even as the U.S. expands its military involvement in the Middle East and delays the troop drawdown from Afghanistan, the staggering human toll of the... Read more...
I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children
Bertrand Olotara has two college degrees, works two jobs and is on public assistance.The 44-year-old divorced father of five gets up five days a week... Read more...
Deutsche Bank to plead guilty to wire fraud, pay $2.5B in fines
Deutsche Bank will pay U.S. and British authorities $2.5 billion and its London subsidiary will plead guilty to wire fraud for manipulation of... Read more...
Fight for $15 goes global: Workers set to launch worldwide protest
On Wednesday morning, the fast-food labor campaign known as Fight for $15 will stage what organizers say will be its largest ever protest —... Read more...
How Wall Street captured Washington’s effort to rein in banks
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Keith Higgins was certain: Banks weren’t to blame.Higgins, a top attorney at prominent law firm... Read more...
JPMorgan Chase on track to pay $4b to homeowners as part of settlement
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) is on track to meet its mandate to provide billions of dollars in consumer relief to struggling homeowners as part of... Read more...
Top Iranian general: America was behind 9/11 attacks
The commander of Iran’s ground forces said that American officials planned and executed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to justify... Read more...
After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller
If the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on her, the royalties will mount. Her critics—they... Read more...
Son of Carl Sagan is a 9/11 truther: ‘It’s a cover up, basically’
In an interview with Internet broadcast 9/11 Free Fall, the son of the late Carl Sagan claimed that there is a massive conspiracy to “cover up”... Read more...
Lawmakers push for Obama to break seal on 9/11 pages
President Obama is coming under pressure from lawmakers to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 report that were blacked out when the document was first... Read more...
9/11 defendant still suffering from ‘black site’ injuries, lawyer says at Guantánamo
A defense lawyer for an alleged 9/11 plotter said Thursday that his Saudi captive client was rectally abused in CIA custody — and continues to... Read more...
New York Senate Leader and Son Taken Into Custody By FBI In Corruption Case
New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam B. Skelos were arrested on federal corruption charges this morning. The charges... Read more...
Former CIA deputy director rejects Republican Benghazi claims
Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell said Republicans politicized and repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the 2012 Benghazi... Read more...
Carson, Fiorina Jump Into 2016 Race
- The Republican field of candidates continues to widen. Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is expected to make a major announcement at an event... Read more...
FEC Chair Says Agency Is 'Worse Than Dysfunctional' At Regulating Money In Politics
The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she's largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016... Read more...
Bernie Sanders calls for 'political revolution' against billionaire class
Heralding what he called “the most unusual political career in the US Senate”, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on... Read more...
Pentagon accused of withholding data on sex assaults at US bases
The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S.... Read more...
GOP, Pentagon tussle over East Coast shield
The Pentagon has repeatedly said it doesn’t need — nor can it afford — a third anti-missile battery on American territory to defend against a... Read more...
How the Trans Pacific Partnership Signals the Death of the Republic
On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that... Read more...
Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge
An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal... Read more...
Bill Shuster muscled through transportation bill pushed by lobbyist girlfriend
Last year, Rep. Bill Shuster approached fellow Republican Rep. Tom Graves with a request. The powerful Transportation and Infrastructure Committee... Read more...
Video: 4 Black Officers Held at Gunpoint by NYS cops
Four black parole officers on official business were held at gunpoint and detained by police last year, videos recently obtained by The Journal News... Read more...
Gunmen open fire outside Dallas 'Muhammad Art Exhibit'
Two gunmen opened fire Sunday evening outside a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad at Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, police... Read more...
U.S. found liable for Hurricane Katrina flooding
The United States government must pay for some of the devastating Hurricane Katrina flooding damages in New Orleans caused by a faulty canal system... Read more...
Baltimore lifts curfew imposed 6 days ago
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Sunday morning lifted the curfew that has been in place across the city for nearly a week. "Effective... Read more...
Baltimore protesters stage city hall rally after charges over death of Freddie Gray
Protesters returned to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday, a day after the city’s top prosecutor announced charges against six police officers... Read more...
Ethiopian-Israelis bring anti-racism protest to Tel Aviv
At Thursday’s protest in Jerusalem, which was officially staged in order to highlight police brutality against members of Israel’s Ethiopian... Read more...
Islamic State crisis: US-led Syria strikes 'kill dozens of civilians'
Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed more than 50 civilians in northern Syria, activists say.The Syrian... Read more...
Echoes of Baltimore on the streets of Jerusalem
The pictures that consumed the attention of Israelis overnight Thursday seemed grimly in tune with those that filled American and international... Read more...
American Psychological Association helped Bush justify torture
The American Psychological Association is accused of secretly collaborating with former President George W. Bush's administration to justify... Read more...
Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report
Five months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its gruesome report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, someone is finally paying... Read more...
Bruce Enberg: I'll bet you a Yuan to a Baklava
First Quarter US GDP came in at 0.2%, which is down from 2.2% in the Fourth Quarter. This isn't really a huge drop in US economic growth as you might... Read more...
Alex Baer: Running on Empty, Zapped & Unplugged
Pardon me while I smolder and sputter from somewhere within, in the penthouse of this body, up behind the eyeballs, where my subdued executive... Read more...
Alex Baer: Fate Makes a Health & Welfare House Call
Fate -- or The Universe, or The Hairy Thunderer, or Kosmic Muffin, or The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or The Formless Mystery, or Your-What-Have-You --... Read more...
The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
One of the frightening aspects of ideology is how easy its governing principles can be obscured behind tautologies and reality-denying affirmations... Read more...
Alex Baer: Brainstorms, Lightning Rounds, Sparks, Shorts, and Mystery Melons
It's been a week now, and I'm starting to experiment with concepts a bit longer than "Guhh," "Yow!" and "Uhh, I'm sorry -- were we talking just... Read more...
Cuba's medical magicians
While the US trade embargo imposed in 1961 has restricted life-saving equipment and medicine, it has only made medical professionals more imaginative... Read more...
St. Louis Burning: A ticking time bomb beneath the city?
If it were any other morning after six inches of overnight snow in St. Louis, Dawn Chapman probably would have been sledding with her three kids.But... Read more...
Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack Up the Prices
On Feb. 10, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. bought the rights to a pair of life-saving heart drugs. The same day, their list prices rose... Read more...
Chipotle removes all food containing GMOs from its menu
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced on Sunday that it had completed an initiative to remove all food containing genetically modified organisms (GMO)... Read more...
Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns
PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener... Read more...
At least 5 earthquakes strike San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday
Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area were a bit startled when they felt the ground beneath them shaking from at least five earthquakes on Sunday,... Read more...
Pipeline politics: Virginia's Keystone?
A core group of Virginia Republicans and other landowners is leading the charge against a proposed natural gas pipeline near their backyards and... Read more...
Wildlife decline may lead to 'empty landscape'
Populations of some of the world's largest wild animals are dwindling, raising the threat of an "empty landscape", say scientists.About 60% of giant... Read more...
4.2 earthquake officially reported in Michigan, felt in Grand Rapids
If you thought you felt an earthquake on Saturday — you did. And It was one of the strongest quakes ever experienced in Michigan.Paul Caruso, a... Read more...
UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda
The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates... 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...
Coal Is Dying and It's Never Coming Back
Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last... Read more...
To foil oil spills, new federal rule requires better blowout preventers
The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that's designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil... Read more...
Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easiersss
Sitting in a control center that helps ensure uninterrupted power for 82 million Germans, Gunter Scheibner is proving that renewable energy from the... Read more...
Across American oilfields, layoffs and auctions
Convinced he can ride out the slowing fortunes of America's oil and gas industry, Shawn Kluver arrived at Thursday's heavy equipment auction with... Read more...
Iran says U.S. oil reps headed to Tehran
Delegates from the U.S. oil industry are expected in Tehran to explore the possibility of conducting business there, Iran's deputy oil minister said... Read more...
Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'
Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.A statement... Read more...
Some 1,400 Migrants Saved By Italy, France In Sea Off Libya
Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near... Read more...
William, Kate take new princess home
It's a princess! And Britain got to see her, wrapped in a blanket, just about nine hours after her birth.Duchess Kate of Cambridge safely delivered a... Read more...
Nigeria Frees Hundreds from Boko Haram
Nigeria has freed another 234 women and children from the Sambisa forest, considered a bastion of armed group Boko Haram, the military has said.The... Read more...
Press freedom is declining in the US
Today the world recognizes World Press Freedom Day. Instituted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO),... Read more...
Diminished freedoms: Jailing and killing the media
The gruesome image of a journalist dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit kneeling helplessly before their black-clad captor has become the unfortunate... Read more...
Life after the sting: ‘(T)error’ doc explores FBI use of paid informants
Jenkins’ son, Tarik Shah, a jazz bassist and 10th degree black belt, was convicted in 2007 of agreeing “to provide training in martial arts and... Read more...
Stating security concerns, Egypt gags media
Mohamed Abo Zeid is out of words and hope.His brother Mahmoud, a photojournalist, has become one of several names symbolizing perils facing... Read more...
Is the White House press corps becoming obsolete?
Over the last six years, a confluence of forces have eroded the foundation of the relationship between the White House and the reporters who cover it... Read more...
Breaking military's ultimate glass ceiling? Women start Ranger training.
At first glance, the scene unfolding here in the rolling Georgia woodlands would appear to be unremarkable.Two-by-two, bellies in the dirt and hands... Read more...
CIA's torture experts now use their skills in secret drones program
The controversy over the CIA’s secret drone program has gone from bad to worse this week. We now know that many of those running it are the same... Read more...
David Petraeus sentenced to probation for sharing classified information
David Petraeus, the retired US army general and former CIA director responsible for the development of the hugely influential... Read more...
US soldiers banned from bars, clubs in Philippines
The U.S. Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial underway of a... Read more...
Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program
More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a... Read more...
Cosmic rays may damage brains of astronauts
It may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent aliens envisioned in so many Hollywood... Read more...
Unmanned Russian supply craft out of control, plunging to Earth
An unmanned Russian spacecraft loaded with supplies for the International Space Station is spinning out of control and may already be plunging toward... Read more...
'Bizarre' Jurassic dinosaur discovered in remarkable new find
Fossil hunters in Chile have unearthed the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur that combined a curious mixture of features from different... Read more...
25 years later: Who got the Hubble telescope off the ground?
On the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, talked with science writer Robert Zimmerman, author of "The... Read more...
Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first
Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic... Read more...
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201 4.5 Million Orphans in Iraq: Protests Over Food and Shelter Reggie
202 Gates Warns Against Any More Wars Like Iraq or Afghanistan Reggie
203 Increased U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killing few high-ranking militants Reggie
204 NATO probes claims it killed 64 Afghan civilians Reggie
205 Sociocide: Iraq Is No More Jesse Richard
206 U.S. Launches Diplomatic 'Surge' to End Afghan War Reggie
207 Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city Reggie
208 Curveball: How US was duped by Iraqi fantasist looking to topple Saddam Reggie
209 U.S. firm with poor ratings hired for more Afghan work Reggie
210 At least 21 dead, many hurt in Afghan Taliban raid Reggie
211 Deadly car bombings hit Iraq city Reggie
212 Little evidence for Iraq WMDs ahead of 2003 war: U.S. declassified report Jesse Richard
213 Rumsfeld defends Iraq war handling Reggie
214 Human Rights Watch: Maliki's security forces abusing detainees at secret sites Reggie
215 Afghan elite 'plundered $900m' from leading bank Reggie
216 Afghans Plan to Stop Recruiting Children as Police Reggie
217 Bomb strikes funeral as blasts kill 40 in Baghdad Reggie
218 Number of U.S. casualties from roadside bombs in Afghanistan skyrocketed from 2009 to 2010 Reggie
220 Tony Blair's promise to George Bush: count on us on Iraq war Reggie

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