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IKEA recalls 36 million chests and dressers after six deaths
Swedish furniture company IKEA Group [IKEA.UL] is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada but said the... Read more...
End of California nuclear era: Last plant to close by 2025
California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel... Read more...
US Senators kill gun control measures
Senators voted on four measures -- two Democratic and two Republican -- that would have set new rules on background checks and put new controls in... Read more...
Southern California wildfire grows to 1,700 acres, evacuations under way
Residents and visitors near Las Padres National Forest were evacuated Thursday as a wildfire continues to ravage thousands of acres near Santa... Read more...
Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field
According to eyewitness reports, a security incident has taken place at Dallas Love Field airport.There were reports of shots fired early Friday... Read more...
Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad
More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo critical of U.S. policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President... Read more...
June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day: then and now
Seventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops waded ashore on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe. The night before, on... Read more...
Documents Show Pentagon Whitewash of U.S. Killing and Mutilation of Afghan Family in 2010
More than six years after a notorious night raid gone wrong by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, Pentagon documents shed new light on... Read more...
Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case
The family of a taxi driver who was killed in a drone strike while driving the leader of the Afghan Taliban across Pakistan have lodged a criminal... Read more...
Pentagon: U.S. troops sent to Yemen in al-Qaida battle
A "small number" of U.S. troops were deployed to support Arab forces in Yemen, the Pentagon announced Friday.Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the troops... Read more...
Stocks rebound after Brexit sell-off; Dow closes up more than 250 points
U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, lifted by gains in oil prices, as investors looked for bargains after the Brexit sell-off.Analysts also noted... Read more...
A third of cash is owned by 5 U.S. companies
The rising cash holdings of U.S. corporations is increasingly in the hands of a few U.S. companies, with just five tech firms having grabbed a third... Read more...
Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released... Read more...
America's top CEOs pocket 355 times more than average workers
The US’s top 500 chief executive officers earned 355 times the average worker’s wage last year, taking home $12.4m on average, according to a... Read more...
U.S. banks help their best customers find their way to offshore accounts
In the spring of 2015, Miami-based Citigroup banker Victor Olivo emailed the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal. He had a wealthy... Read more...
George Will leaves GOP: 'This is not my party'
At a Federalist Society lunch in Washington yesterday, conservative columnist and TV commentator George Will announced that he changed his Maryland... Read more...
Secret 9/11 Report’s Publication To Absolve Saudi Arabia: CIA Chief
CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United... Read more...
Inside a Senator’s Crusade to Release the Missing 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report
Former Florida senator Bob Graham caused a stir when he used the term “aggressive deception” to describe the FBI’s treatment of 28 pages from a... Read more...
Declassified documents detail 9/11 commission's inquiry into Saudi Arabia
Investigators for the 9/11 commission would later describe the scene in Saudi Arabia as chilling.They took seats in front of a former Saudi diplomat... Read more...
The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11
The Obama administration may soon release 28 classified pages from a congressional investigation that allegedly links Saudis in the United States to... Read more...
Poll: Europeans have little confidence in Trump
A survey of top European countries released Wednesday finds strong negative views of Donald Trump, along with confidence in President Obama and... Read more...
Ambassador's sister: I don't blame Clinton for Benghazi
The sister of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, said she doesn't blame former Secretary of State... Read more...
Donald Trump’s Charitable Giving Claims Sure Look Like a Sham
Reality-challenged billionaire Donald Trump has long claimed to be a paragon of philanthropy, allegedly donating more than $100 million over the... Read more...
Chamber of Commerce rips Trump's trade speech in real time
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce answered Donald Trump's trade policy speech on Tuesday by attempting to pick apart the presumptive Republican nominee's... Read more...
Benghazi report faults security; no new Clinton allegations
Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee harshly faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012... Read more...
Dems release parallel Benghazi report ahead of GOP
Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi released their rebuttal to the Republican-led committee’s argument on Monday, before the GOP... Read more...
House Democrats end gun-vote sit-in
Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor at around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for... Read more...
GOP fails to stop Democrats' gun protest sit-in on House floor
The Republicans tried to shut it down, but the Democrats' nearly day-long sit-in protesting the lack of action on gun control was still going... Read more...
Democrats Stage Sit-In On House Floor Over Gun Bills
“Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way. We’ve been quiet for too long,” Lewis... Read more...
Rep. Chaka Fattah found guilty on corruption charges
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) on Tuesday was found guilty of all charges in a federal corruption trial.Fattah and four associates had been charged with... Read more...
Miss Teen USA Drops Swimsuit Contest
One of America's highest-profile beauty pageants just traded bikinis for athleisure.In recent years, competitions have increasingly modernized,... Read more...
Three crew members missing, one injured after two freight trains collide in Texas near Panhandle
At least one person was injured and three crew members are missing after freight trains collided in Texas on Tuesday morning, causing officials to... Read more...
Judge Rules Mississippi Clerks Can’t Use Religious Beliefs To Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious... Read more...
Supreme Court spurns abortion restrictions in two more states
Reverberations from the U.S. Supreme Court's major ruling backing abortion rights were felt on Tuesday as the justices rejected bids by Mississippi... Read more...
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter... Read more...
Israel's water cuts: West Bank 'in full crisis mode'
Salfit sits atop an underground wealth of water, but the city's residents are forbidden from accessing it - and they are now in crisis, as Israel's... Read more...
Execution of eight Arkansas inmates can go ahead, supreme court rules
Arkansas can execute eight death-row inmates, a split state supreme court ruled on Thursday in upholding a state law that keeps information about its... Read more...
Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims
The CIA said it would only torture detainees to psychologically break them, according to a previously-unreported passage from a 2007 Justice... Read more...
San Diego sex trafficking industry worth $800m annually, federal report finds
A federal report on sex trafficking in San Diego has revealed a vast underground industry worth more than $800m annually, eight times higher than... Read more...
First Man Convicted Of Sexual Violence In War By Global Court Gets 18 Years
Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday for heading a 2002-03... Read more...
Bob Alexander: We Will Never Get What We Want or … The House Always Wins
The saying, What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is the condensed version of:Every year people go to Las Vegas, and the billions of dollars they lose... Read more...
Bob Alexander: What's the Signpost Up Ahead?
For anyone driving through the American countryside before 1963 there was a good chance they'd see a series of six signs spaced along the side of the... Read more...
Access to Assault-Style Weapons Is an Assault on the Neighborhoods of America
Shock. Sadness. Grief for the families and victims. These are my first reactions to reports of yet another mass shooting in the US. My second... Read more...
How Israel Lost Its Latest Chance for a Peace Process
Last Friday, after weeks of political maneuvering, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Avigdor Lieberman to be his defense minister.... Read more...
Bob Alexander: Symptomatic Nerve Gas
One of the low-key lunatics who skulked around the Seattle's University District would set up shop on the corner of 47th and Brooklyn near the... Read more...
Scientists: Marijuana Can Help Deteriorate Alzheimer’s
Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the... Read more...
Tennessee hospital leads U.S. in doctors taking drug industry money
A small for-profit hospital on the outskirts of Memphis has the highest rate of doctors who took payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device... Read more...
Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing... Read more...
Millions exposed to dangerous lead levels in US drinking water, report finds
More than 18 million Americans are served drinking water by providers that have violated federal laws concerning lead in water, with only a tiny... Read more...
One-third of hospitals in poor countries have no running water, researchers say
Running water is essential to providing basic healthcare, but in developing countries where the population lives without running water, doctors must... Read more...
U.S., Canada, Mexico pledge to generate 50 percent of energy from clean sources
The United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas industry by increasing clean energy generation to... Read more...
U.S. charity loophole enabled trading of 1,300 endangered animals
Last year, after a Minnesota dentist sparked an uproar by killing a popular lion named Cecil while on safari in Zimbabwe, the U.S. Fish &... Read more...
Study Links 6.5 Million Deaths Each Year to Air Pollution
A sobering report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency says air pollution has become a major public health crisis leading to around... Read more...
In West Virginia, a flood that will go down in history
West Virginia communities have been devastated by floods that killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless. The deluge tore through... Read more...
Pink Snow Looks Awesome, But Is Another Climate Change Indicator
Some call it pink snow, some call it watermelon snow — and now, a new study is calling it yet another symbol of the drastic melting in 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...
North Dakota rig count up more than 10 percent
North Dakota saw the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and gas increase by more than 10 percent from last week, state data... Read more...
ExxonMobil tried to censor climate scientists to Congress during Bush era
ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of... 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...
Blast in Baghdad market kills at least 50
A car bomb in a predominantly Shia district of the Iraqi capital has killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 100 others, police sources told... Read more...
Rebels seize air base to cut off Islamic State transit between Iraq, Syria
Syrian rebels backed by the United States on Wednesday seized the Hamdan small airport near the Iraq border used as a base by the Islamic State.The... Read more...
Three explosions at Turkish airporrt; mulitple injuries
At least 36 people have been killed and nearly 150 others injured following explosions at Istanbul's main international airport, Turkish officials... Read more...
Israel, Turkey normalize diplomatic relations after six years
Turkey and Israel reached an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations after six years, paving the way for mutually beneficial energy deals.The... Read more...
Lebanon attack: Suicide bombers strike Christian village of Qaa
At least five people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in suicide bombing attacks in northeastern Lebanon near the border with Syria,... Read more...
Palestinians injured in clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa
Several Palestinian worshippers have been hurt after they clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque, following protests against Jewish visits... Read more...
Fired Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski to Join CNN
After getting dumped by Donald Trump, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is catching CNN on his rebound.Lewandowski, who ran Trump's... Read more...
Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national... Read more...
BuzzFeed pulls out of $1.3M advertising deal with RNC over Donald Trump
BuzzFeed has pulled out of an advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee over objections to Donald Trump's rhetoric.The buy was for... Read more...
NPR Photographer, Interpreter Killed In Afghanistan
David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan... Read more...
Gunmen kill journalist in Somali capital: police
Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab group shot and killed a female journalist working for state-run radio on Sunday,... Read more...
CIA weapons for Syrian rebels funneled onto black markets: report
Weapons shipped to the Middle East by the CIA to arm Syrian rebels have systematically landed on the black market in Jordan, a new report finds. An... Read more...
Pentagon To Repeal Ban On Transgender Troops
The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members next month, U.S. defense officials said.The repeal... Read more...
2 U.S. Marines under investigation for Facebook threat to gay bars
- Two U.S. Marines in California are under investigation for allegedly making threats on social media against gay bars.The Camp Pendleton-based 1st... Read more...
Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records
The Air Force announced on Friday that it has lost thousands of records belonging to the service's inspector general due to a database crash."We... Read more...
U.S. Navy admiral pleads guilty in bribery case
A U.S. Navy rear admiral pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of lying to federal investigators, making him the highest-ranking officer to be... Read more...
NASA reveals solar system Internet for interplanetary communication
A new system deployed by NASA is expected to help the development of an interplanatery space communications system that functions much like the... Read more...
The San Andreas Fault Is Definitely Showing Signs Of Large-Scale Movement
When the fault line starts rockin’... run for the hills!New observations confirm that the San Andreas Fault System, the massive tectonic boundary... Read more...
China builds world's most powerful computer
A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines.The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the... Read more...
Scientists find molecule light-years away that could explain Earth's origin
A molecule used to create plastic might hold the key to Earth's origins.Scientists recently discovered a chiral molecule inside a gas cloud located... Read more...
Universe is expanding up to 9% faster than we thought, say scientists
The universe is expanding faster than anyone had previously measured or calculated from theory. This is a discovery that could test part of Albert... Read more...
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81 Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor Reggie
82 Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists Reggie
83 As War Nears An End, Our Afghan Translators Are Being Left Behind Reggie
84 WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says Reggie
85 Iraq records huge rise in birth defects linked to US invasion Reggie
86 Report says U.S., Israel plan Iran strike Reggie
87 Afghan war enters 12th year Reggie
88 US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 after 11 years of war Reggie
89 Annan: Blair could have prevented Iraq War Reggie
90 Afghan troops get a lesson in American cultural ignorance Reggie
91 Drone strikes in Pakistan have killed many civilians, study says Reggie
92 Afghanistan: Nato air strike 'kills eight women' in Laghman Reggie
93 Pentagon: Guantanamo detainee dies; eighth fatality at facility Reggie
94 War-weary U.S. is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths Reggie
95 Afghanistan – America’s “Total Lie War” Jesse Richard
96 Millions were in germ war tests Jesse Richard
97 Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister Jesse Richard
98 U.S. drone kills 5 militants in northern Pakistan Reggie
99 Australian politicians demand inquiry into Iraq invasion Jesse Richard
100 U.S. To Start Carving Up Afghanistan's Vast Resources Jesse Richard

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