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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers



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McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'
2014-08-28 00:20:23 (55 seconds ago) 
 
Atkins: Mitt Romney says ‘no,’ others hear ‘yes’
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
The Travel Guy: Ride the Amtrak Downeaster along Maine’s coast
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Cohen: Isolationism a losing hand
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Inmates filmed nude win lawsuit
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 

A former inmate who was one of nearly 200 women videotaped while being strip-searched at a Chicopee lockup called the process “degrading” after a judge issued a summary judgment for her case, and set up a hearing to determine monetary damages.

 
Mookie Betts gets comfortable
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-28 00:11:57 (9 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
State to offer more health-insurance choices next year
2014-08-28 00:03:35 (18 minutes ago) 
Ninety plans from 10 insurers are heading toward Washington’s exchange marketplace, if the exchange board approves, with rate increases a fraction of what companies requested.
 
EU strengthens agency to deal with refugees
2014-08-28 00:03:29 (18 minutes ago) 
— The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project.
 
Epcot Taught Me to Love International Food
2014-08-28 00:03:16 (18 minutes ago) 

I grew up at Disney World.

 
New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill
2014-08-28 00:03:11 (18 minutes ago) 
 
Powerball draws for $80 million jackpot; Ohio Lottery numbers for Wednesday
2014-08-28 00:03:08 (18 minutes ago) 
The Classic Lotto has no winner, increasing its jackpot to $4.2 million for Saturday.
 
The most exclusive members clubs
2014-08-28 00:00:25 (21 minutes ago) 
If the word "club" conjures images of ear-shattering music, dense smoke and multiple charges of FUI (Flirting Under the Influence), consider this article an aspiration setter.
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-28 00:00:10 (21 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
FBI investigating reports of attacks on U.S. banks
2014-08-27 23:50:24 (31 minutes ago) 
Reports say JPMorgan Chase and at least 4 other institutions were hit by coordinated attacks that siphoned off huge amounts of data
 
Al-Qaida affiliate takes over Golan Heights crossing point
2014-08-27 23:43:13 (38 minutes ago) 
The move could bring al-Qaida-linked forces within 200 yards of territory controlled by Israel.
 
Airports at centre of national security debate politics live
2014-08-27 23:43:10 (38 minutes ago) 
 
Chicago rookie Jose Abreu derails Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians, 3-2
2014-08-27 23:42:48 (39 minutes ago) 
Tribe hitters let Corey Kluber down again as the bats go silent against the White Sox.
 
FBI investigating reports of attacks on U.S. banks
2014-08-27 23:41:53 (39 minutes ago) 
Reports say JPMorgan Chase and at least 4 other institutions were hit by coordinated attacks that siphoned off huge amounts of data
 
U.S. Open: Atherton's CiCi Bellis enjoying the attention
2014-08-27 23:41:53 (39 minutes ago) 
Bellis, the Atherton 10th-grader, plays her second-round U.S. Open match against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.
 
$1.5B deal struck to sell Market Basket to Artie T. Demoulas
2014-08-27 23:40:08 (41 minutes ago) 
 
The Syrian Marshall Plan
2014-08-27 23:40:05 (41 minutes ago) 
Why Foreign Investors Are Pouring Money Into the Country's Economy August 27, 2014 Adam Heffez and Noam Raydan Summary: 

Most people who look at war-torn Syria can’t help but see the tragedy. But some are starting to treat Syria as something else entirely: an investment opportunity.

Most people who look at Syria can’t help but see the tragedy -- the hundreds of thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of damage, including the flattening of the old city of Homs and eastern Aleppo. But some are starting to treat Syria as something else entirely: an investment opportunity. That might sound illogical, but it isn’t entirely without reason. The Syrian economy, having suffered years of ruin, offers early investors the chance to reap significant rewards in the long term.

 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:31:59 (49 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Flight Returns, 2 Airline Passengers in Custody
2014-08-27 23:30:04 (51 minutes ago) 
Alleged 'disruptive' passengers in custody after Sunwing flight returns to Toronto
 
Suspension of Cleveland All-Pro Josh Gordon is upheld
2014-08-27 23:23:15 (58 minutes ago) 
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the league has been upheld and the All-Pro will miss at least 16 games for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
 
Doing deals with Winston Peters
2014-08-27 23:23:03 (58 minutes ago) 
National leader John Key says he trusts NZ First leader Winston Peters not to force the country back to the polls, but that Peters will demand a price.
 
As season opens, Gophers seek offensive playmakers
2014-08-27 23:23:02 (58 minutes ago) 
The Gophers will need offensive playmakers to emerge if they are going to avoid another slump like 2013’s 13-quarter drought that sunk their season.
 
Wrong-way driver pleads no-contest to second-degree murder in I-5 crash
2014-08-27 23:22:52 (58 minutes ago) 
A wrong-way driver accused of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard in Sacramento has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.
 
NASA confirms that their rocket to Mars will have first launch in 2018
2014-08-27 23:22:50 (58 minutes ago) 
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Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri
2014-08-27 23:22:14 (59 minutes ago) 
Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday nominated a former St. Louis police chief to become the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his cabinet — in the wake of racially charged unrest in Ferguson.
 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:22:08 (59 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Police kill Cops TV show crew member during Omaha robbery - video
2014-08-27 23:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
 
Open thread for night owls: 'Locking residents in their own neighborhood'
2014-08-27 23:20:29 (1 hours ago) 
Steven Hsieh, on police blockades that for several days trapped Ferguson residents in their own homes
Wilkerson, 27, found a job through a temp agency for an energy company further out in the suburbs. But at the height of the protests earlier this month, the bus he takes to work never came. Transportation officials had redrawn the only route that stops at Canfield Green to avoid the protests. Like other residents that spoke with The Nation, Wilkerson didn’t get the memo. He missed several days of work as a result, and says he’ll have trouble paying his bills this month. Wilkerson added, “Some people want to say, ‘These people don’t want to work.’ How can we work if we can’t even get on the bus?”

Earlier during the protests, when snipers still laid prone atop armored vehicles and K-9 dogs yowled at peaceful demonstrators, police completely blocked off the only entrance to Canfield Green, locking residents in their own neighborhood. Marquez Larkin, 19, recorded the blockade using his cell phone camera. Larkin and his girlfriend, Britanny Williams, work for a pharmaceutical company packing pills, but missed two days as a result of the blockade, which continued on and off for about five days. Eventually they found an alternate path out of the neighborhood—a lawn at the other end of the street, now indented with tread marks.


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2002—Ghengis Bush:

One day after implausibly declaring the US is not "beating the war drums" for an Iraq invasion, Bush's top defense official, Rumsfeld, beat the drums of war.

It's less important to have unanimity than it is to be making the right decision and doing the right thing, even though at the outset it may seem lonesome. Leadership in the right direction finds followers and supporters.

[...]

We believe that we will ultimately able to make a compelling case and, in the course of time, will be moving forward. It is our view that an Iraq left unattended is a threat to its neighbors and a threat to ourselves.

This all follows in the heels of Cheney's increasingly infamous anti-Iraq outburst:

What we must not do in the face of a mortal threat is to give in to wishful thinking or willful blindness. We will not simply look away, hope for the best, and leave the matter for some future administration to resolve. As President Bush has said, `Time is not on our side.'

Yet Bush says, "we are not beating the war drums"? Does he think we are stupid?

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On today's Kagro in the Morning show, the GunFAIL lines are ringing off the hook today. The 9yo with the Uzi. NH officer lost his gun in the courthouse bathroom. Very rare, except for the officer who did it last year. His & Hers gun derp. Greg Dworkin rounds up ISIS news, including chatter from the usually-wrong. That "libertarian moment" thing. The disappearing ACA election issue. "Between the World and Ferguson." Joan McCarter told us about Republican Senators & candidates groveling before the Kochs, President Obama's pursuit of a climate accord & more. Tomorrow's news today: a reminder that both teachers and students are heading back to class armed this year.


High Impact Posts. Top Comments
 
CEO caught camera kicking puppy
2014-08-27 23:20:24 (1 hours ago) 
The CEO of Centerplate was caught on camera kicking what he says was his friend's doberman puppy. WTSP reports.
 
Timeline: Family feud goes way back
2014-08-27 23:20:11 (1 hours ago) 

The Market Basket saga reaches back deep into the Demoulas family’s roots:

1916: Greek immigrants Athanasios “Arthur” and Efrosini Demoulas open a grocery store in Lowell specializing in fresh lamb.

1954: Arthur and Efrosini sell their store to two of their six children, Telemachus “Mike” and George A. Demoulas, and within 15 years the brothers transform the “mom and pop” store into a modern supermarket chain with 15 stores.

 
Watch: Kids and Guns: Examining Gun Safety
2014-08-27 23:20:01 (1 hours ago) 
Are powerful guns too dangerous for children to shoot?
 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:11:55 (1 hours ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Drunk Women Fighting Blamed for Fighter Jet Escort to Canada
2014-08-27 23:10:03 (1 hours ago) 
Two drunk women set off a smoke alarm and fought inside a Sunwing Airlines plane tonight, causing the flight to need a fighter jet escort back to Canada, according to the airline.
 
Editorial: Still time to help students with school-supply drive
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
School for most children starts next week. There’s still time to help all of them access the tools of learning by donating to The Seattle Times’ annual school-supply drive.
 
Omaha police kill Cops TV crew member during gunfight
2014-08-27 23:03:12 (1 hours ago) 
 
Tasting nirvana: Food, wine, beer events for fall
2014-08-27 23:02:49 (1 hours ago) 
 
Five Kids Safe After Day Care Van Stolen in Houston
2014-08-27 23:01:56 (1 hours ago) 
Five children, ages 3 to 12, were found safe in a massive search after the day care van they were in was stolen in Houston.






 
Chelsea suffer Diego Costa injury scare as striker strains hamstring
2014-08-27 23:01:31 (1 hours ago) 
 
Cops: Tsarnaev kin made bomb threat
2014-08-27 23:00:21 (1 hours ago) 
The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said.
 
Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit profits.
 
Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1
2014-08-27 23:00:09 (1 hours ago) 
 
Minneapolis has become recruiting ground for Islamic extremists
2014-08-27 22:50:24 (2 hours ago) 
Slain ISIS fighter Douglas McCain was one of many who have joined Islamic fighters, and now extremists are trying to lure young women
 
Primary campaigns cost almost $25 million
2014-08-27 22:50:13 (2 hours ago) 
With low turnout, candidates spent $35 per voter

Candidates for governor in Maryland's June primary spent a record of almost $25 million — paying roughly $35 for every voter who showed up at the polls.






 
Parades celebrate Little League teams from Chicago, Philadelphia
2014-08-27 22:43:10 (2 hours ago) 
Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West All Stars, the U.S. Little League champions, autographed T-shirts and posters before boarding trolley buses for a parade in their honor. Meanwhile, there was a parade in Philadelphia for the Taney Dragons team.
 
ISIS terror on the French Riviera
2014-08-28 00:20:23 (55 seconds ago) 
 
Nucci: Lt. governor seat has launched likes of Kerry, Cellucci
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Christmas comes early for Allston/Brighton residents
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Freed journalist thanks those who fought for release
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Boston 
filmmakers share tales at AllstonXmas
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Young Patriots look to win jobs
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Today in History
2014-08-28 00:20:02 (1 minutes ago) 
Today in History
 
WBZ AccuWeather Forecast
2014-08-28 00:10:27 (11 minutes ago) 
Eric Fisher has an updated weather forecast,
 
22 bags of Pedigree dog-food recalled
2014-08-28 00:03:35 (18 minutes ago) 
The 15-pound bags were sold in Dollar General stores in four states — Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana.
 
Officer given more money than Brown's family
2014-08-28 00:03:29 (18 minutes ago) 
Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black'-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
 
Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain
2014-08-28 00:03:15 (18 minutes ago) 
Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain .
 
Army demotes, retires general who covered up sex case
2014-08-28 00:03:10 (18 minutes ago) 
 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-28 00:02:16 (19 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Vaccine-autism study removed
2014-08-28 00:00:25 (21 minutes ago) 
A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed "because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."
 
Deal Reached to Sell Supermarket Chain to Ex-CEO
2014-08-28 00:00:02 (21 minutes ago) 
Shareholders reach deal to sell majority stake of Market Basket chain to former CEO
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:50:19 (31 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Erasmo Ramirez sees recent hard work torched in one bad outing
2014-08-27 23:43:13 (38 minutes ago) 
Ramirez had pitched well at Class AAA Tacoma but struggled to make it to the fourth inning in allowing 10 runs against the Texas Rangers.
 
Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister charged with New York telephone bomb threat
2014-08-27 23:43:01 (38 minutes ago) 
 
Eat: Rethink Your Definition of ‘Salsa’
2014-08-27 23:42:12 (39 minutes ago) 
Twelve zesty sauces that vary nearly as much in their texture and preparation as they do in their flavors.
 
Mountain View shooting probe: Rapper Young Jeezy, 5 others plead not guilty in gun charges
2014-08-27 23:41:53 (39 minutes ago) 
Hip-hop singer Jay 'Young Jeezy' Jenkins and five others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to illegal gun charges in Irvine following a fatal shooting at a tour stop in Mountain View last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.
 
Caixin Online: Alibaba, China Vanke offer real-estate ‘rewards program’
2014-08-27 23:41:52 (39 minutes ago) 
China’s top property developer partners with Alibaba’s Taobao on a rewards program that can cut 10% off the purchase of a home, Caixin Online reports.
 
Official word: Arthur T. Demoulas is returning to Market Basket
2014-08-27 23:40:07 (41 minutes ago) 

Here is the official statement from Arthur T. Demoulas:

MARKET BASKET AGREEMENT REACHED; ARTHUR T. DEMOULAS TO RETURN

 
Band of Outsiders
2014-08-27 23:40:05 (41 minutes ago) 
How Sanctions Will Strengthen Putin's Regional Clout August 27, 2014 Nate Schenkkan Summary: 

The sanctions war between Russia and the West is hurting Russian consumers. But it is buoying the fortunes of several post-Soviet states hungry for Russian markets -- and advancing Putin's vision of a tighter Eurasian community. 

As Russian President Vladimir Putin pours weapons and fighters into Ukraine and the West responds with sanctions, the Russian economy appears bound for recession.

 
Demoulas Sides Reach Market Basket Deal
2014-08-27 23:30:27 (51 minutes ago) 
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Ground-based VLF/ELF chorus observations at subauroral latitudes - VLF-CHAIN Campaign
2014-08-27 23:23:26 (58 minutes ago) 
Abstract

We report observations of very-low-frequency (VLF) and extremely-low-frequency (ELF) chorus waves taken during the VLF/ELF Campaign observation with High-resolution Aurora Imaging Network (VLF-CHAIN) of 17-25 February, 2012, at subauroral latitudes at Athabasca (L=4.3), Canada. VLF/ELF waves were measured continuously with a sampling rate of 100 kHz to monitor daily variations in VLF/ELF emissions and derive their detailed structures. We found quasi-periodic (QP) emissions whose repetition period changes rapidly within a period of 1 h without corresponding magnetic pulsations. QP emissions showed positive correlation between amplitude and frequency sweep rate, similarly to rising-tone elements. We found an event of nearly simultaneous enhancements of QP emissions and Pc1/EMIC wave intensities, suggesting that the temperature anisotropy of electrons and ions developed simultaneously at the equatorial plane of the magnetosphere. We also found QP emissions whose intensity suddenly increased in association with storm sudden commencement without changing their frequency. Falling-tone VLF/ELF emissions were observed with their rate of frequency change varying from 0.7 to 0.05 kHz/s over 10 min. Bursty-patch emissions in the lower and upper frequency bands are often observed during magnetically disturbed periods. Clear systematic correlation between these various VLF/ELF emissions and cosmic noise absorption was not obtained throughout the campaign period. These observations indicate several previously unknown features of VLF/ELF emissions in subauroral latitudes and demonstrate the importance of continuous measurements for monitoring temporal variations in these emissions.

 
Neutrinos lay bare solar proton reactions
2014-08-27 23:23:15 (58 minutes ago) 
 
Woman beaten, hospitalised in home invasion
2014-08-27 23:23:03 (58 minutes ago) 
Police say two teenagers forced their way into a home in Whangarei and assaulted an elderly woman with her own walking sticks last night.
 
Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat
2014-08-27 23:23:02 (58 minutes ago) 
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
 
US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria
2014-08-27 23:22:52 (58 minutes ago) 
The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
 
"The only officers who would have a problem with body cameras are bad officers." - Denver Chief of Police Robert White
2014-08-27 23:22:50 (58 minutes ago) 
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Lawmakers Subpoena Cellphone Records of a Top Aide to Christie
2014-08-27 23:22:14 (59 minutes ago) 
The legislative panel investigating last fall’s lane closings at the George Washington Bridge issued a subpoena to AT&T in an effort to uncover information about calls and texts to and from Regina Egea.
 
Second American jihadist killed in Syria: reports
2014-08-27 23:21:59 (59 minutes ago) 

A Syrian opposition group is reporting that a second American jihadist was killed in battle while fighting for the Islamic State, according to news reports. 

This most recent report comes just one day after the U.S. confirmed that American Douglas McArthur McCain was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic ...

 
Christopher Pyne on education reform - video
2014-08-27 23:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
 
Australia: Sat phone info gives new detail on MH370
2014-08-27 23:20:27 (1 hours ago) 
 
Dad acquitted in drunk driver's death
2014-08-27 23:20:24 (1 hours ago) 
A jury in Texas found a man not guilty in the murder of a drunk driver who killed his sons. CNN's legal analysts discuss.
 
$1.5B deal struck to sell Market Basket to Artie T.
2014-08-27 23:20:11 (1 hours ago) 
 
CDC worker flown back to USA after Ebola exposure
2014-08-27 23:13:06 (1 hours ago) 

A CDC employee was flown to the USA on a private flight after being exposed to Ebola

       
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:10:21 (1 hours ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Puffin chicks at the Seattle Aquarium
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
 
Guest: Is warehousing mental patients another state constitutional dilemma?
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
Article XIII in the Washington state constitution mandated that the state “foster and support” prisons, universities and institutions for the mentally ill, according to guest columnist Hugh Spitzer.
 
Chelsea suffer Diego Costa injury scare as striker strains hamstring
2014-08-27 23:03:12 (1 hours ago) 
 
Hunter S. Thompson, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, and a Blow-Up Doll.
2014-08-27 23:02:47 (1 hours ago) 
submitted by lucideus to OldSchoolCool
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Boston Marathon suspect's sister charged with making bomb threat
2014-08-27 23:01:33 (1 hours ago) 
 
Economics Daily Digest: The known unknowns of unemployment
2014-08-27 23:00:26 (1 hours ago) 

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate (NYT)

A new report says that unemployment data has become less accurate over the past 20 years, in part because of declining survey response rates, writes David Leonhardt.

Objecting to Austerity, French Style (New Yorker)

John Cassidy looks at the implosion of the French government this week, as three ministers, including the economy minister, have been pushed out for their objection to austerity policies.

Money for Nothing: Mincome Experiment Could Pay Dividends 40 Years On (AJAM)

Recently analyzed data from a 1970s Canadian experiment in guaranteed basic income shows far-reaching benefits in health and education, writes Benjamin Shingler.

Companies Say ‘No Way’ to ‘Say on Pay’ (WSJ)

Emily Chasan examines the companies that have repeatedly failed Say-on-Pay shareholder votes on their executives' pay packages, and what they have in common.

Roosevelt Take: Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Holmberg looks at how Say-on-Pay can curb sky-high executive compensation.

SEIU Wins Election To Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers (HuffPo)

Dave Jamieson says that yesterday's vote, which created Minnesota's largest public-sector bargaining unit in history, shows that unions are not letting Harris v. Quinn slow organizing.

Burger King’s Supremely American Habit (MSNBC)

Timothy Noah points out that Burger King, which might be planning an inversion to avoid U.S. corporate income taxes, already pushes as many costs as possible off its parent company.

Mayor Garcetti Pitching New Minimum Wage Plan to Business Groups (LA Times)

Catherine Saillant reports on business opposition to the Los Angeles mayor's plan, which would raise the city's minimum wage to $13.50 over three years and then tie it to local inflation.


 
Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit profits.
 
Protesters march on West Side after fatal police-involved shooting
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
About 500 people marched on the West Side this evening to protest a police-involved shooting that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man on Sunday.
 
Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats
2014-08-27 23:00:09 (1 hours ago) 
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 22:50:20 (2 hours ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Orioles struggle offensively in 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night
2014-08-27 22:50:13 (2 hours ago) 
Left-hander Drew Smyly holds club to two hits, including Chris Davis' solo home run, in seven innings

Just about every time the Tampa Bay Rays have been mentioned to Buck Showalter in the past month, he can’t help but talk about Drew Smyly, the left-handed starter the Rays received in last month’s deal with the Detroit Tigers for All-Star left-hander David Price.






 
Alexis Sánchez strikes for Arsenal but struggles in lone spearhead role
2014-08-27 22:43:07 (2 hours ago) 
 
McConnell: Shutdowns are failed policy
2014-08-28 00:20:20 (58 seconds ago) 
In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.
 
Boston floods FEMA with appeal
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Pastor’s larceny charge disheartens parishioner
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Malone Souliers: The shoe must go on!
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Talk of the Town: Angels Mike Trout aims high
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Appleby’s game comes around to TPC
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Explosion at BP Refinery, No Injuries Reported
2014-08-28 00:20:02 (1 minutes ago) 
Explosion at BP refinery in Indiana, no injuries reported or evacuations ordered
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-28 00:10:24 (11 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Lego female scientists set sells out quickly
2014-08-28 00:03:35 (18 minutes ago) 
The company stirred excitement this month by offering a line aimed at girls called the Research Institute, Lego’s first offering to feature women in a professional setting rather than at play or partying.Within days of its appearance it sold out and will not be available at major retailers.
 
Shooting by girl with Uzi causes uproar
2014-08-28 00:03:29 (18 minutes ago) 
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
 
Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO
2014-08-28 00:03:15 (18 minutes ago) 
A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
 
when you don't know where your roommate works, but she leaves late at night & this is what she gives you for bills...
2014-08-28 00:03:08 (18 minutes ago) 
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Christopher Pyne: changes to university funding are a 'fair go' for students
2014-08-28 00:01:37 (20 minutes ago) 
 
Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang
2014-08-28 00:00:13 (21 minutes ago) 
CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut.






 
'CSI' meets AKC: Doggie DNA reveals breed mix
2014-08-27 23:53:14 (28 minutes ago) 

Knowing what your dog's made of can help you and the vet treat medical conditions.

       
 
Australia, Malaysia Reach Search Cost-Sharing Deal
2014-08-27 23:50:03 (31 minutes ago) 
Australia and Malaysia reach cost-sharing agreement in search for missing Flight 370
 
NBN predicts a million premises next year
2014-08-27 23:43:12 (38 minutes ago) 
 
Deals emerge on California film tax credit, ridesharing regulations
2014-08-27 23:42:51 (38 minutes ago) 
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on Wednesday touted deals on tax credits for films produced in California and new restrictions on ride-sharing companies, compromising on two prominent remaining issues as the legislative session hurtled to a close.
 
Chicago Journal: Little League Win Lifts District Marred by Violence
2014-08-27 23:42:12 (39 minutes ago) 
Chicago welcomed back the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, starting with a homey neighborhood celebration in the South Side, a departure for an area known for gun violence.






 
San Carlos School Board to discuss whether to renew parcel tax
2014-08-27 23:41:53 (39 minutes ago) 
The San Carlos School Board tonight is scheduled to discuss whether to hold an election this spring to ask voters to renew a parcel tax.
 
Airports at centre of national security debate politics live
2014-08-27 23:41:32 (40 minutes ago) 
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:40:07 (41 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Tank serves as backdrop for wedding photo on Israeli Gaza border
2014-08-27 23:33:09 (48 minutes ago) 

An Israeli couple has their wedding photo taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel, on W...

       
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:30:24 (51 minutes ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
A 9-year-old with an Uzi becomes a fatal tragedy
2014-08-27 23:23:16 (58 minutes ago) 
The images of the girl losing control of the Uzi spread online and on television, setting off a debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering why parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
 
Neutrinos lay bare solar proton reactions
2014-08-27 23:23:14 (58 minutes ago) 
Set the controls for the heart of the Sun

A key prediction of solar physics, that its nuclear reactions should emit neutrinos with a particular signature, has been confirmed according to scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.…

 
Cameron Slater lays police complaint
2014-08-27 23:23:03 (58 minutes ago) 
Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater has complained to police over Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics.
 
Llamarama's fun is 'best-kept secret' at Minnesota State Fair
2014-08-27 23:23:02 (58 minutes ago) 
4-H contestants don team costumes for wacky fair event.
 
Smuggling boat with 20 aboard seized off Oceanside
2014-08-27 23:22:52 (58 minutes ago) 
Authorities have captured a boat that apparently was trying to smuggle 20 people into the U.S. from Mexico.
 
How Not to React when Your Son Tells You that He's Gay (x-post from r/gaybros)
2014-08-27 23:22:50 (58 minutes ago) 
submitted by rythymknight to videos
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Disruptions: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop
2014-08-27 23:22:14 (59 minutes ago) 
Twitter ensured that the events in Ferguson, Mo., led to a debate about police violence and race in America. But it was also responsible for creating and perpetuating numerous falsehoods.
 
Michael Brown supporters rally in D.C.
2014-08-27 23:21:59 (59 minutes ago) 

Echoing the "Hands up, don't shoot!" cry of protesters in Ferguson, protesters gathered outside the Justice Department in the District to demand the agency take action in response to the shooting of unarmed Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

"Michael Brown was all of us," said Verna Avery-Brown, speaking in front of ...

 
Second American jihadist killed in Syria: reports
2014-08-27 23:21:29 (1 hours ago) 

A Syrian opposition group is reporting that a second American jihadist was killed in battle while fighting for the Islamic State, according to news reports. 

This most recent report comes just one day after the U.S. confirmed that American Douglas McArthur McCain was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic ...

 
Frontiers of exploration: 9 top spots
2014-08-27 23:20:27 (1 hours ago) 
 
Reds overcome Soler's HR, beat Cubs 7-5
2014-08-27 23:20:11 (1 hours ago) 
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:20:09 (1 hours ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Second American jihadist killed in Syria: reports
2014-08-27 23:12:33 (1 hours ago) 

A Syrian opposition group is reporting that a second American jihadist was killed in battle while fighting for the Islamic State, according to news reports. 

This most recent report comes just one day after the U.S. confirmed that American Douglas McArthur McCain was killed in Syria fighting for the Islamic ...

 
Firefox's new start page is a gateway drug to awesome Web literacy
2014-08-27 23:10:18 (1 hours ago) 


The Mozilla Foundation -- who make Firefox -- have been doing some really cool things with Firefox's "start page" (the blank screen you get when you open a new browser tab or window), but this is the coolest: an interactive doodle that invites you to learn to code in the simplest, least-intimidating, most fun way possible. Read the rest

 
Women politicians
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
Gender parity remains elusive
 
No charges against detective accused of tipping off former deputy
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
A King County sheriff’s major-crimes detective accused of tipping off a colleague about a criminal investigation focused on him will not face criminal charges.
 
Strong eighth inning lifts Kansas City over Twins
2014-08-27 23:03:01 (1 hours ago) 
The Royals sent 10 batters to the plate in a six-run eighth inning that spoiled a good outing by Phil Hughes. The Twins fell to 16 games below .500, a season-worst.
 
Uzi gun video shows girl, 9, moments before fatally shooting Ariz. instructor
2014-08-27 23:02:47 (1 hours ago) 
Investigators released 27 seconds of the footage showing the girl from behind as she fires at a black-silhouette target.
 
The internet is a cesspit of conflict, right? No it's an engine of consensus
2014-08-27 23:01:31 (1 hours ago) 
 
U.S. weighs airstrikes for Iraqi town besieged by ISIS
2014-08-27 23:00:24 (1 hours ago) 
 
Protesters march on West Side after fatal police-involved shooting
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
About 500 people marched on the West Side this evening to protest a police-involved shooting that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man on Sunday.
 
Elgin approves medical marijuana dispensary
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
Elgin leaders agreed tonight to welcome a medical marijuana dispensary into town.
 
Pro Basketball Star-Turned-Attorney General Hopeful Maura Healey Can Still Ball
2014-08-27 23:00:08 (1 hours ago) 
Maura Healey can’t speak much German anymore and hasn’t had schnitzel in a while, but she remembers her days playing professional basketball in Austria 20 years ago quite fondly.






 
Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'
2014-08-27 22:50:15 (2 hours ago) 
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.
 
Intermezzo Carmine: Pioneer Square’s new cocktail spot
2014-08-27 22:43:10 (2 hours ago) 
Intermezzo Carmine, the dolled-up new cocktail spot from the family behind Il Terrazzo Carmine, is pretty, but is it too pretty for Pioneer Square?
 
Australia signs up to join US in air strikes on Iraq
2014-08-27 22:43:07 (2 hours ago) 
 
ISIS terror on French Riviera
2014-08-28 00:20:20 (58 seconds ago) 
It was almost midnight when the surveillance team spotted their target at the base of the cavernous luxury apartment complex. He fit the picture on the international arrest warrant which had urgently been issued just weeks previously -- a French-Algerian in his early 20s with buzz-cut hair and thick arching eyebrows.
 
Immigration plan could force govt shutdown
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Students can personalize their living space 
with little effort
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
New Hub contract to give EMTs, paramedics 15 percent raises
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 

Boston EMS agreed to a contract with City Hall last night that will give EMTs and paramedics a 15 percent raise over six years at a cost of $11.8 million, officials said.

The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association EMS Division ratified the deal — which is backdated to 2011 and covers EMS workers until 2017 — by a vote of 198 to 20, union president James Orsino said.

 
Kevin Stadler left with no choice
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Century later, Tide’s title still shines
2014-08-28 00:20:07 (1 minutes ago) 
 
E-cigarettes and vaping: Everything you need to know
2014-08-28 00:13:09 (8 minutes ago) 

Here are answers to some common questions about e-cigarettes.

       
 
VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery
2014-08-28 00:10:17 (11 minutes ago) 
A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.
 
Boston suspect's sister charged in N.Y. bomb threat
2014-08-28 00:03:29 (18 minutes ago) 
— Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
 
Buses to offer New Albany workers 2 commuting options
2014-08-28 00:03:27 (18 minutes ago) 
New Albany is ready to begin using two bus services to transport thousands of employees to work at its business parks.
 
In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy
2014-08-28 00:03:11 (18 minutes ago) 
 
TIL a Rhode Island woman attempted to sue her husband for slander after he called her a whore in a crowded restaurant. After being presented evidence, the judge officially ruled that the husband's statement was accurate. She then appealed to the Supr
2014-08-28 00:03:08 (18 minutes ago) 
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Autism and vaccine study results questioned
2014-08-28 00:00:28 (21 minutes ago) 
 
Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang
2014-08-28 00:00:13 (21 minutes ago) 
CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut.






 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:51:52 (29 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality
2014-08-27 23:50:03 (31 minutes ago) 
In conservative Chile, sailor in country's navy announces he is gay in rare public disclosure
 
NBN predicts a million premises next year
2014-08-27 23:43:12 (38 minutes ago) 
$AU8.4 billion in, $AU60 million out, ramp-up coming

NBN users are data-hungry beasts, and while the move from early-adopter to mainstream is expanding the number of users on lower-speed plans, around two-thirds of the 210,000 connected customers are on speeds above 25 Mbps.…

 
Wrong-way driver pleads no-contest to second-degree murder in I-5 crash
2014-08-27 23:42:50 (38 minutes ago) 
A wrong-way driver accused of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard in Sacramento has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.
 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:42:03 (39 minutes ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Redwood City imposes outdoor water use restrictions
2014-08-27 23:41:53 (39 minutes ago) 
Although Redwood City is already ahead of the curve in conserving water, the City Council unanimously voted this week to impose new outdoor water use regulations as required by the state.
 
Did MH370 turn south earlier?
2014-08-27 23:40:20 (41 minutes ago) 
A failed satellite phone call suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Thursday.
 
This is What Détente Looks Like
2014-08-27 23:40:05 (41 minutes ago) 
The United States and Iran Join Forces Against ISIS August 27, 2014 Mohsen Milani Summary: 

It is not particularly surprising that the United States is on the verge of rapprochement with Iran. What is surprising, however, is how it's coming about -- not through negotiations over the fate of Tehran’s nuclear program, but as a result of the battle against ISIS.

It is no particular surprise that U.S. President Barack Obama is on the verge of turning over a new leaf with Iran. After all, over the course of his presidency, Obama has repeatedly emphasized that he would like the United States and Iran to overcome their 35 years of estrangement. What is surprising, however, is how rapprochement has come about -- not through negotiations over the fate of Tehran’s nuclear program, but as a result of the battle against ISIS.

 
Husband retrieves special coin wife had to use for toll
2014-08-27 23:33:08 (48 minutes ago) 

Husband determined to get back wife's memento from mother gets help from county workers.

       
 
Demoulas Sides Reach Market Basket Deal
2014-08-27 23:30:24 (51 minutes ago) 
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A 9-year-old with an Uzi becomes a fatal tragedy
2014-08-27 23:23:15 (58 minutes ago) 
The images of the girl losing control of the Uzi spread online and on television, setting off a debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering why parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
 
ACCI investigates Facebook slurs claim
2014-08-27 23:23:06 (58 minutes ago) 
FACEBOOK posts attributed to ACCI chief economist Burchell Wilson include derisive comments about refugees, the disabled and Muslims.
 
Trio charged with human trafficking
2014-08-27 23:23:03 (58 minutes ago) 
The first human trafficking charges have been laid in New Zealand with two Indian men living in Motueka appearing in court today.
 
Police: Queen Anne child porn collector says he’s ‘too pretty for prison’
2014-08-27 23:22:55 (58 minutes ago) 

A Seattle man alleged to have described himself as "too pretty for prison" while describing molestations he hoped to commit now faces child pornography charges.

 
Redesign: Where We Donate vs. Diseases That Kill Us [OC]
2014-08-27 23:22:50 (58 minutes ago) 
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9 Mexicans Can Return to Contest Deportations
2014-08-27 23:22:14 (59 minutes ago) 
In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their rights.
 
Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown
2014-08-27 23:22:14 (59 minutes ago) 
President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the order, possibly prompting a spending stalemate just before November elections.
 
Explosion Reported at BP Oil Refinery in Indiana
2014-08-27 23:21:57 (59 minutes ago) 
Police would confirm only that crews were at the scene of a BP oil refinery in the Chicago suburb of Whiting, Indana, after an explosion was reported.






 
Michael Brown supporters rally in D.C.
2014-08-27 23:21:29 (1 hours ago) 

Echoing the "Hands up, don't shoot!" cry of protesters in Ferguson, protesters gathered outside the Justice Department in the District to demand the agency take action in response to the shooting of unarmed Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

"Michael Brown was all of us," said Verna Avery-Brown, speaking in front of ...

 
world's most amazing travel experiences
2014-08-27 23:20:27 (1 hours ago) 
 
EMS, City Hall reach 15-percent contract deal
2014-08-27 23:20:11 (1 hours ago) 

Boston EMS agreed to a contract with City Hall tonight that will give EMTs and paramedics a 15 percent raise over six years at a cost of $11.8 million, officials said.

The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association EMS Division ratified the deal — which is backdated to 2011 and covers EMS workers until 2017 — by a vote of 198 to 20, union president James Orsino said.

 
400 Germans join ISIS in Iraq
2014-08-27 23:20:04 (1 hours ago) 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.

The ISIL has “about 20,000 fighters according to our estimates, 2,000 of them from Europe... of whom probably 400 are from Germany," Merkel said on Wednesday.

She added that her country will decide on Sunday about sending military aid to Kurdish forces fighting against the ISIL Takfiris in Iraq.

"So we can't just say it has nothing to do with us - we are implicated," Merkel said.

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Michael Brown supporters rally in D.C.
2014-08-27 23:12:33 (1 hours ago) 

Echoing the "Hands up, don't shoot!" cry of protesters in Ferguson, protesters gathered outside the Justice Department in the District to demand the agency take action in response to the shooting of unarmed Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

"Michael Brown was all of us," said Verna Avery-Brown, speaking in front of ...

 
Scottish business confidence 'falls'
2014-08-27 23:10:16 (1 hours ago) 
Business confidence has fallen in Scotland despite firms reporting strong sales growth over the past year, a report has found.
 
Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?
2014-08-27 23:03:16 (1 hours ago) 
Was Michael Brown a bad kid? It doesn’t matter, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.
 
The internet is a cesspit of conflict, right? No it's an engine of consensus
2014-08-27 23:03:12 (1 hours ago) 
 
Shooting by 9-year-old with uzi stirs debate over guns
2014-08-27 23:02:54 (1 hours ago) 
Prosecutors say they will not file charges in the case.
 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 23:02:04 (1 hours ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
Omaha police kill Cops TV crew member during gunfight
2014-08-27 23:01:31 (1 hours ago) 
 
Sister of accused Boston Marathon bomber arrested
2014-08-27 23:00:24 (1 hours ago) 
 
Elgin approves medical marijuana dispensary
2014-08-27 23:00:11 (1 hours ago) 
Elgin leaders agreed tonight to welcome a medical marijuana dispensary into town.
 
Kelly pitches well in start but shoulder issue remains topic of conversation
2014-08-27 23:00:09 (1 hours ago) 

TORONTO -- Starter Joe Kelly was lifted after only 86 pitches in Wednesday night's 5-2 loss, a short outing necessitated because he had experienced feeling discomfort in his shoulder in his last start. That the Blue Jays mounted their winning rally after his excellent start (six innings, three hits, two runs, two walks, four strikeouts) meant he had to answer questions about his shoulder.

He did not sound 100 percent convincing that the issue is behind him. Details remain somewhat murky.

 
Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for Fattah
2014-08-27 22:51:51 (1 hours ago) 
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
 
UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call
2014-08-27 22:50:15 (2 hours ago) 
The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.
 
Semi’s rollover on steep median made accident recovery worse
2014-08-27 22:43:10 (2 hours ago) 
A rollover accident on Wednesday morning that caused only minor injuries turned into a logistical nightmare because of the steep hill where it occurred, according to a spokeswoman with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
 
Security above politics: Shorten
2014-08-27 22:43:01 (2 hours ago) 
BILL Shorten has counselled a senator who said terrorism is being used to deflect attention from the budget, as a minister called her a “muppet”.
 
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