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2015-07-15
Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

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

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2012-11-07
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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





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Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling
2015-08-16 12:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 
A trio of Republican establishment favorites -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio -- are all losing ground in the party's 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows.






 
Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?
2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
CHICAGO (AP) -- Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?...
 
This is the Laziest Rhyme in All of Songwriting History and Great Artists Use it All the Time
2015-08-16 12:30:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Rock needs a little infusion of hip-hop discipline to keep songwriters away from this trite faux pas.

I should probably start this by saying that I am not and have never been a songwriter. Or a singer. Or talented. Years ago, I wrote a few records for my then gal’s punk rock band but they were of the variety of: “Let’s go down to St. Marks place/punch somebody in the face.” For 17 years, since the winter of 1997, I have been surrounded by actual musicians. I’ve been in studios and on buses and in dressing rooms, and I’ve watched them struggle to create great songs. I’ve also seen them take the path of least resistance and settle for merely finished songs. Since I’m more of a profiler and an essayist when it comes to my place in the ecosystem of rock journalists, I have never really had cause to criticize, but I happened to be watching an old episode of “The West Wing” late one night. “The West Wing” has become a form of meditation for me. It’s always on — a soothing loop — and I don’t like to unplug from it, especially after a day of writing.  It was the “King Corn” episode, if you’re familiar with the show, and in it, the long unfolding romance between Josh and his assistant Donna finally seems to be coming into flower once she left the Wing and went on the road campaigning for the vice president, “Bingo Bob.”

The music they chose to underscore the tension in a key scene in “King Corn” just happens to be an old Ryan Adams song from his 2002 “Demolition” album. Now, let me say that I think Ryan Adams, whom I used to know in my professional capacity as a rock writer and whom I have not seen in over a decade, is a true artist. Some of his songs are among my favorites (“Cold Roses,” most of “Heartbreaker,” less of “Gold” but still quite a bit of it, you get the idea). Anyway, Josh, weary from trying to elevate Matt Santos, is going to bed alone even though he wants Donna there in those clean hotel sheets, and Donna is likely thinking the same and over it all, and the sad hum of the generic hotel by night, one of hundreds they’ve checked into, we must hear Ryan sing these lines: “What is this fire? Burning slowly. My one and only. Desire.” Well, it took me right out of my great Sorkin “om” and back into the cold, oppressive city and a long, lonely night of my own.

Of course, to Adams “fire” and “desire” may be the perfect rhyme. Most musicians, I’ve learned, write the lyrics last, and he might have just been feeling the music early and felt like “desire” was meant to be exactly where it was. Yes, maybe he liked the way fire and desire sounded in his mouth and looked on a page or a studio chalkboard, the way they generally fit like a pair of lovebirds on a perch. Fire and desire. Especially when punctuated by a mournful harmonica, which is definitely not a cliché in a Ryan Adams song (definitely). Or maybe he wanted to get wasted or laid and did not give a shit. I can’t really tell. I’m split. My cynical side, well you know what it says, but the mystery, the voodoo, the alchemy of the art of songwriting prevents me from determining one way or another. You’d have to ask him and hope he’d be honest. Which he probably wouldn’t.

The next day I reached out to a mentor of mine, a slightly older rock critic (and one of my old bosses). I asked him what was up with the whole “fire and desire thing,” and let him know that I would be writing about it. Fire. Desire. When did they first do their dance? Was it in classical poetry? Did it crawl up into a blues song from a Delta murk? I even emailed the great Greil Marcus — the great Greil never replied, but my ex-EIC and mentor seized on the question. It seemed to trigger something in him as well. We agreed that there are some songs where “fire” could only ever be the key rhyme. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Fire,” for example. Jimi seems to sell it by sheer style points alone and it’s hard to deny his “itchin’ desire” and its need to be scratched fast.  Maybe Jimi is singing to a man, but most likely it’s a woman in crushed velvet flares who smells like musk or hash or cloves. But what is a woman’s “fire”? Don’t we all come with the same internal temperature? Hey, 98.6 — it’s good to have you back again.

Is it the fire in the belly? The reproductive organs? Is it the body temperature that rises up during sex and makes us sweat?   If so, don’t men have internal fires as well? Doesn’t everyone? And therefore how can singing of this be special? Or even interesting? It’s like singing about having a pee.

Malign the Doors all you want — and for some reason people who were never teenage boys often do — but the fuckers wrote a seven minute and six second song about “fire” that never once used the word “desire.” Bob Marley and the Wailers did the same, also with a song with “fire” in the title off an album with “fire” in the title. My mentor and I tried to determine without the help of the Internet whether the Beatles ever resorted to what we can call the “easy rhyme” — the “moon, June, spoon” of sex lyrics — a notch above “maybe” and “baby.” We couldn’t find any Beatles lyrics of the kind, but did turn up several Bob Dylan lyrics where the great man went there — “Caribbean Wind,” “Lord Protect My Child,” “I Feel a Change Comin’ On” — and again, I wondered if Bob examined all the possible words at his disposal, many thousands in various languages, as well as nonsense words or scat, and chose “fire” or “desire” because it fit (he even named an album “Desire,” so perhaps so). Brian Wilson was convinced his “fire” song could start actual fires like Drew Barrymore. My point is that better men than myself and even Ryan Adams went there and emerged with their careers and legacies unsullied. The great Rick James created one of the best slow jams ever with a song that didn’t even try to bury the linguistic marriage. The actual title, a duet with Teena Marie, his insanely gifted protégé, is actually called “Fire and Desire.” Bruce Springsteen too is like the fucking poet laureate of the fire and its best friend desire. In song, The Boss can sell it like nobody else.

“’I’m On Fire’ by Springsteen?” recalls Gideon Yago fondly. “I was 7, a denizen of the NY tri-state area, meaning it was all over the radio that summer.  And also terrifying when you’re 7 and don’t understand metaphors of sexual tension.  You think … jesus … this guy is *on fire?’  Holy shit!”

And that was after “Rosalita” (his “stone desire”) and the ballad “Fire,” which fell back on “desire” after soaring with “Sampson and Delilah.” It was a sexy soul jam for the Pointer Sisters but is probably best known for inspiring the late, great Robin Williams to sing it in the voice of Elmer Fudd. (RIP, man. Still.)

“Bruce’s ‘Fire’ is enormous,” says singer songwriter Lloyd Cole via email (we were also discussing the Pointer Sisters’ perfect cover at the time). Cole is no slouch as a lyricist. The dude once rhymed “Norman Mailer” with “get a new tailor.” Normally, according to Cole, “You avoid it if I weren’t writing a song addressing fire and desire if you were a proper writer.” Cole is also partial to the old Shocking Blue song “Venus” (“Terrible and irresistible”). They go there, and so does Bananarama decades later. “English as a second language is always an advantage,” Cole adds and it’s true, the Shocking Blue version is much more charming than the Hi NRG “ramas.”

I was hooked now, and reached out to other singer/songwriters, wondering if my displeasure (and the thorough ruining of “King Corn”) was justified, or if I was overreacting. Most people, after all, barely notice lyrics, as I’ve heard so many rock stars lament to me over the years. “I don’t think I’ve ever rhymed anything with fire, alas,” wrote Moby, “but I like Billy Joel’s rhyming ‘fire’ with ‘turning’.” I don’t know what meditation Mobes was deep into at the time, but I reminded him that Saint Billy rhymed “burning” with “turning,” not “fire.”

“A lot of people think that songwriters start with something to say and then look for the right words to say it,” writes Adam Schlesinger, backing up my earlier theory. “It’s usually the opposite. They just start singing stuff that sounds cool and then they start rhyming to it, and then they try to make sense of it all afterwards. Fire is one of the greatest words to sing when you’re just vocalizing gibberish. Morrison obviously hit upon the phrase light my fire first, then tried to rhyme fire with a bunch of different stuff, like mire and pyre and liar, but in the chorus he just said fuck it and rhymed light my fire with try to set the night on fire because fire sounded so awesome he wanted to sing it again. Maybe he didn’t even notice it was the same word because he was high(er).”

Oddly, I don’t mind rhyming “fire” with “fire,” if that even qualifies as a rhyme. But fireand desire will always, always  take me out of a song and and nix any chance of me making it one of my favorites, even if it comes from one of my favorite bands (say, U2’s “Desire”). Why couldn’t Bono make the extra effort? Johnny Cash did. He fell into a burning ring of fire and went down down down but he found no “desire” in his abyss, did he?

The place where the quality control might be most stringent is in the world of hip-hop lyrics. You simply can’t get away with something that rote. Take this quote from a furious and young Eminem, talking to London’s N.M.E. about 15 years ago, on the cusp of the release of his now classic “Marshall Mathers LP.” Boy bands and Britney ruled and fires and desire were all about, as if an asteroid of slack had just hit. “You can only rhyme fuckin’ ‘fire’ and ‘desire’ and ‘heart’ and ‘fall apart’ so many times, and I’m sick of hearin’ it. And if I lose my fans ‘cause they find out Eminem doesn’t like ‘N Sync, I don’t give a fuck, fuck ‘N Sync, fuck Backstreet Boys, fuck Britney Spears, fuck Christina Aquilera, fuck all that bullshit.” A decade and a half before that, a pair of MCs from Queens declared, “I’m the kind of rock, there is none higher, Sucker MCs should call me sire.   To burn my kingdom, you must use fire. I won’t stop rocking till I retire.”

They didn’t need it to take over literally everything and announce a permanent shift in popular culture, did they? Maybe it’s time for us to finally retire it?

But then again, I’m not a songwriter. “I’m absolutely guilty of this rhyme crime,” admits Catherine Pierce, another singer songwriter pal of mine and one-half of the great country rock duo the Pierces. “But I stand by it wholeheartedly. Desire burns, for god’s sake, so of course you are going to partner it with fire. It’s a rhyme that’s just too satisfying to ignore. I’m more offended by the pairing of ‘love and above,’ but sometimes that can pass too.”

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Spokeswoman: Parachutist remains in critical condition after Chicago air show collision
2015-08-16 12:21:25 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 12:21:18 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
Time not on England’s side as Stuart Lancaster faces tough decisions | Dean Ryan
2015-08-16 12:21:06 (2 weeks ago) 
 
IAAF denies claims it blocked publication of doping study
2015-08-16 12:20:48 (2 weeks ago) 

MONACO — The governing body of track and field has denied accusations that it suppressed the publication of a study in which a third of top athletes surveyed admitted to using banned performance-enhancing techniques.

British newspaper The Sunday Times claimed that the authors of the survey say the IAAF blocked publication of the study, conducted at the 2011 world championship in Daegu, South Korea. The newspaper says the survey concluded that 29-34 percent of 1,800 competitors at the championships had violated anti-doping rules in the previous 12 months.

 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases
2015-08-16 12:20:05 (2 weeks ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder....
 
Syrian government air strikes on market place kill at least 82 people
2015-08-16 12:12:28 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
2015-08-16 12:12:12 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
2015-08-16 12:12:12 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Bernard d’Espagnat, French Physicist, Dies at 93
2015-08-16 12:11:56 (2 weeks ago) 
Dr. d’Espagnat was one of a handful of scientists in the 1960s and ’70s who urged their colleagues to look into the deeper meaning of quantum mechanics.
 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 12:11:38 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
Going home with singer Sam Smith
2015-08-16 12:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Anthony Mason travels to England to visit with a rising star, Sam Smith
 
Investigators: "Tesla Motors is a CRIMINAL operation protected by White House staff"
2015-08-16 12:11:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Investigators: "Tesla Motors is a CRIMINAL operation protected by White House staff"
 
Anti-Taliban Minister and 13 Others Killed in Pakistan Suicide Bombing
2015-08-16 12:10:54 (2 weeks ago) 

On Sunday, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at anti-Taliban provincial minister Shuja Khanzada’s home in eastern Pakistan, killing him and 13 others, the Associated Press reports. A militant group associated with the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump During Iowa speech: ‘I Apologize. We Left the Helicopter at Home’
2015-08-16 12:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Sanders illustrated a sharp difference between the two campaigns.

Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders illustrated the stark difference between his populist agenda and his rivals’ when he chided Donald Trump’s display of excess at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.

The billionaire real estate and media mogul had descended on the fair in a flashy black helicopter with the word “Trump” emblazoned on the sides and was giving children rides in it, The Hill reports.

Sanders seemed to find it ridiculous.

“Oh there’s Donald Trump, what can we do,” Sanders said mid-sentence. “I apologize, we left the helicopter at home. It’s in the garage, forgot to bring it.”

Sanders spoke Saturday about the need to close the inequality gap and double the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour. He called it a “starvation wage.”

“We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour,” he said.

Sanders also said he supports a national health care plan by way of expanding Medicare to all.

He attacked Republicans for their efforts to take reproductive options away from women and block LGBT rights.

“Many of my Republican colleagues talk about family values,” Sanders said. “Their values are that a woman should not have the right to control her own body. I disagree. Their values are that our gay brothers and sisters should not be able to get married or enjoy all of the benefits of American citizenship. I disagree.”

Sanders talked about the need to enact paid family leave for all workers, address student loan debt and expand social security.

He also called the campaign system “corrupt” and vowed that, if elected, his Supreme Court nominee would have to promise to overturn Citizens United, a ruling that allowed unlimited amounts of money to be poured into elections.

At an event Friday, Sanders also vowed to end institutional racism, The Hill reports.

“No one will fight harder than I will to end racism in America and to reform our broken criminal justice system,” he said.

Watch Sanders’ full speech here:

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Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 12:01:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
Indonesian airliner with 54 aboard crashes into mountain
2015-08-16 11:53:20 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

       
 
The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city
2015-08-16 11:52:53 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Best Back-to-School Gadgets for Kids and Teens
2015-08-16 11:51:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Here is a look at the hottest devices for everyone from first-grader to high-schoolers.









 
Australian PM's gay sister on same sex marriage vote
2015-08-16 11:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







 
These planes vanished, were never seen again
2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 joins a long list of planes that have seemingly vanished in-flight. Here are some of the most notorious plane disappearances in history.






 
AT&T’s “Extreme Willingness to Help” is key to NSA Internet surveillance
2015-08-16 11:50:25 (2 weeks ago) 

A unique and unusually productive relationship with AT&T has helped the US National Security Agency trawl through vast quantities of Internet traffic, much of it transmitted through networks located in the US, according to a media article published Saturday.

The cooperation involved a variety of classified programs that span decades, in one case more than 15 years before the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition to providing the NSA with access to billions of e-mails flowing across its domestic networks, AT&T helped wiretap all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, which is, or at least was, an AT&T customer, according to the article, which was jointly reported and written by reporters from The New York Times and ProPublica. The article, which relied on NSA documents leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden, said that AT&T competitor Verizon participated in some of the same activities, but on a much smaller scale. One NSA document reminded officials to be polite when visiting AT&T sites since the arrangement was a "partnership, not a contractual relationship."

One of the oldest programs is dubbed Fairview and began in 1985. A separate program known as Stormbrew included Verizon and MCI, the former telecommunications provider that Verizon acquired in 2006. The NYT and ProPublica go on to paint AT&T as a particularly willing partner. The article stated:

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Merkel Sees No Certainty That Greek Bailout Will Succeed
2015-08-16 11:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Merkel sees no certainty that Greek bailout will succeed; rules out cutting country's debt
 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 11:40:30 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
Trans Scripts at Edinburgh festival review – six timely stories from transgender women
2015-08-16 11:40:19 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend.

Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama have benefited from Bond's example, counsel and friendship.

Obama's offering prayers and sympathy to Bond's wife, Pamela, and family after Bond died Saturday night in Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.

Bond was a major figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

 
Book lovers, beware: Used book sale at JCC begins today
2015-08-16 11:40:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Annual event runs through Thursday
 
Trans Scripts at Edinburgh festival review – six timely stories from transgender women
2015-08-16 11:32:24 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Obama’s clemency efforts involve nonviolent prisoners swept up in War on Drugs
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};Rudolph Norris is one of 22 federal prisoners released on July 28 through a continuing bipartisan push to shorten the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders who, during the war-on-drugs fervor of decades ago, received punishments far lengthier than they would have drawn today.
 
At 26, cat is oldest known to Guinness
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Women graduates outpace the men
2015-08-16 11:32:21 (2 weeks ago) 
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This lamb looks like a cow
2015-08-16 11:32:04 (2 weeks ago) 
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Plane crash in Long Island kills 1, disrupts LIRR service
2015-08-16 11:31:42 (2 weeks ago) 
A small plane crashed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Long Island, killing one person and injuring another Sunday, police said.








 
Behind the Storefront: How Amazon spells out what’s expected of its managers
2015-08-16 11:31:35 (2 weeks ago) 
A story published Saturday by the New York Times called new attention to the workplace atmosphere at fast-growing and increasingly hard-driving Amazon.com Inc., while occasioning a fresh look at the company’s guiding leadership principles.
 
Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
2015-08-16 11:31:06 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Trump outlines immigration specifics
2015-08-16 11:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 







 
Dujardin claims dramatic freestyle win
2015-08-16 11:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Britain's Charlotte Dujardin makes it double gold with freestyle success at the European Dressage Championships.
 
US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
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11 Hospitalized Due to Extreme Temps at Arizona Cardinals Game
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No injuries appeared to be life threatening.
 
Adirondack tourist train, other short-line railroads see profit in storing idled oil tankers
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Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
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US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
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You can spend eternity on the Moon -- for $12K
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San Francisco-based Elysium Space announced it will launch "symbolic portions" of ashes to the moon for $11,950.

       
 
Attackers shoot French policeman in govt office; manhunt on
2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching for two assailants who shot a police officer in a government security building outside Paris. The officer surprised the two attackers during his rounds early Sunday, and one of them grabbed his gun and shot him, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet. The officer was lightly wounded […]
 
Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the billionaire businessman […]
 
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/r/science needs your help to present at SXSW
2015-08-16 11:11:30 (2 weeks ago) 

The Journal Science contacted us to be involved in a panel at South By Southwest, but to make the list we need your votes to be added to the panel.

Click here to cast your vote

In July 2015, NASA made history and flew past Pluto for the very first time. The New Horizons spacecraft slowly streamed the very first image of Pluto’s surface back to Earth - and NASA released it on Instagram. The world we live in now is one in which science has gone viral, and as a result, we’re changing how we talk about, think about, and actually do science. Slate science editor Laura Helmuth, Science digital strategist Meghna Sachdev, NASA Goddard social media team lead Aries Keck, and Reddit r/science moderator Nathan Allen are here to talk about how science and science communication are changing, what that means, and where we're going. - See more at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/56090#sthash.HX66dfwr.dpuf

(We'll figure out the funding situation if we make it to that, but for now the goal is to have a spot.)

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Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 11:11:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
One killed, one injured in overnight shootings
2015-08-16 12:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Two men were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Baltimore early Sunday, police said.








 
Trump joining long list of celebrities with NYC jury duty
2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
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Backpage Ad Site: Aider of Traffickers, or Way to Stop Them?
2015-08-16 12:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Backpage site's adult ads stir debate: Aider of sex traffickers, or a means to catch them?
 
Celebrity Jury Duty: Trump joining long list of well-known New Yorkers reporting for service
2015-08-16 12:21:25 (2 weeks ago) 
 
French former policeman turns to animation to warn tourists of crime
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News at Ten's Tom Bradby shocked after witnessing man's death in Greece
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US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
2015-08-16 12:20:48 (2 weeks ago) 

ANKARA, Turkey — The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October.

A joint Turkish and U.S. announcement said Sunday that the air-defense units could be returned to Turkey within a week if the need arises. It said U.S. navy ships would be present in the Mediterranean to support Turkey's defense.

The U.S., Germany and others deployed the batteries in 2013 to protect NATO ally Turkey after shells fired from Syria landed in the country.

 
Man found fatally shot near St. Louis park, hours after anti-violence march ended there
2015-08-16 12:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
He was shot in head, torso.
 
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Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on initial TV campaign
2015-08-16 12:12:12 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Exclusion of Blacks From Juries Raises Renewed Scrutiny
2015-08-16 12:11:56 (2 weeks ago) 
A study in Louisiana has found that prosecutors used peremptory challenges three times as often to strike black potential jurors as others during the last decade.
 
Carnival Cruise Employee Charged With Molesting Teen
2015-08-16 12:11:38 (2 weeks ago) 
Yovany Suazo-Batiz, a steward on the Carnival Valor, is charged with sexual battery of a person under 16 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation.









 
​Calendar: Week of August 17
2015-08-16 12:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead
 
Scottish group wins World Pipe Band Championships for first time since 2005
2015-08-16 12:10:57 (2 weeks ago) 
 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases
2015-08-16 12:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder....
 
California Moves to Provide Interpreters in All Court Cases
2015-08-16 12:10:06 (2 weeks ago) 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases, as some litigants are left out
 
The Latest: Final round underway; low scores available
2015-08-16 12:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow Will Direct Star Wars: Episode IX
2015-08-16 11:53:16 (2 weeks ago) 
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Camila Batmanghelidjh set to open children's food bank
2015-08-16 11:52:53 (2 weeks ago) 
 
How Corporations Still Fall For The "Big Takedown".
2015-08-16 11:51:38 (2 weeks ago) 
How Corporations Still Fall For The "Big Takedown". How it is now totally impossible for a corrupt corporation to prevent its own demise in the connected world
 
Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling
2015-08-16 11:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







 
Missing plane is 27 years old
2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian plane carrying 54 people on board has gone missing in Papua province.






 
Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sordid side
2015-08-16 11:50:24 (2 weeks ago) 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- St. Paul's School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate and the current secretary of state. The elite prep school also possesses a sordid history of sexual conquest where graduating boys try to take the virginity of younger girls before getting their diplomas....
 
Authorities identify Carson City deputy and suspect dead during domestic violence call
2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75
2015-08-16 11:40:27 (2 weeks ago) 
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
 
Lady Chatterley’s Lover revisited – but is BBC version too steamy or not enough?
2015-08-16 11:40:19 (2 weeks ago) 
 
A guide to seeing the pope in Philadelphia
2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

Pope Francis will spend about two days in Philadelphia next month but visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff will have to make every minute of their planning count.

His two big public events will both be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to the city's museum district. He'll attend the closing ceremonies of a Vatican-sponsored international gathering of families Saturday night, and celebrate Mass late Sunday afternoon.

Many details are still being worked out, but here's what has been spelled out as of mid-August:

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Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
2015-08-16 11:40:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Bond was a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement and served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP
 
Lady Chatterley’s Lover revisited – but is BBC version too steamy or not enough?
2015-08-16 11:32:24 (2 weeks ago) 
 
West on alert as mercury breaks 100
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};PHOENIX — Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat on Saturday. Triple-digit temperatures hit Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities.
 
LA’s Watts neighborhood calmer but still tense 50 years after riots
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};LOS ANGELES — Donny Joubert watched the young boy round the corner of the public-housing project holding what looked like a handgun. The barrel was pointed at him and the two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. Joubert shouted and lunged for the gun. It was plastic. The police officers did not even reach for their holsters, illustrating how the community has dramatically changed in the 50 years since the Watts riots.
 
Crashed plane found in Papua
2015-08-16 11:32:21 (2 weeks ago) 
An aircraft carrying 54 people has been found crashed in Papua province, the latest in a spate of Indonesian aviation disasters.
 
My brother seeing the colors of the sunset for the first time.
2015-08-16 11:32:04 (2 weeks ago) 
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Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 11:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
Five Best Bookshelf Speakers
2015-08-16 11:31:32 (2 weeks ago) 

A good pair of space-saving, budget-friendly, great-sounding speakers aren’t impossible to find. You just need a solid set of bookshelf speakers, and this week we’re looking at five pairs that meet those criteria—base on your nominations, of course.

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Volcanic activity in Ecuador prompts president to declare emergency
2015-08-16 11:31:06 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Kasich revises history on Iraq war
2015-08-16 11:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 







 
Man charged with body-in-boot murder
2015-08-16 11:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
A 48-year-old man is charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a car boot in Greater Manchester.
 
US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October....
 
US to Withdraw Patriot Missile System From Turkey
2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
US to withdraw Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria
 
Younger fans get their chance to choose at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards
2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Power outage cancels Maine concert at site of hayride death
2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine — A concert at a Maine farm that was the scene of a hayride fatality last fall was cut short by a power outage.

WCSH6 television reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1NyHTZ3 ) that the event at Harvest Hill Farm in Mechanic Falls had been billed as a "healing event" from two tragedies.

The featured band — Jack Russell's Great White — was onstage at a Rhode Island nightclub 12 years ago when a pyrotechnic display ignited a fire that killed 100 concert-goers.

 
Twin blasts kill anti-Taliban Pakistani minister, 13 more
2015-08-16 11:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the home of an anti-Taliban provincial minister, killing him and 13 others in eastern Pakistan, officials said. A milit…
 
Why Is UPS Still Shipping Shark Fins Despite Public Outcry?
2015-08-16 11:11:52 (2 weeks ago) 

The race to save sharks is ongoing and critical. As of 2012, as many as 70 million sharks were killed each year just for their fins. If there’s one single entity – aside from the fishing industry itself – that’s allowing this disturbing business to continue, it’s probably shipping giant UPS.

This issue is one that the Care2 community obviously cares about given our “Tell UPS Not to Ship Shark Fins” petition has over 166,000 signatures as of this article’s writing. That’s a very successful petition by nearly every standard with one important exception: UPS has yet to make any concessions on this subject.

Conservationists have previously scored other victories in limiting shark fin trade. Altogether, petitions and protests have been responsible for persuading 30 different commercial airlines to stop carrying shark fins. Earlier this year, American Airlines, one of the last biggest hold-outs, also got out of the game after proof emerged that the company had illegally transported fins from endangered sharks. Now the company has a policy of refusing to transport fins altogether.

With all of these other modes of transportation drying up, UPS has become a primary mode for getting shark fins to other areas of the world. (Hong Kong purchases about 50 percent of shark fins, mostly for use in the popular dish shark fin soup.) If activists can convince UPS to take a stand against fin shipments, it might not eliminate the shark fin market altogether, but it will likely decrease its feasibility significantly. Those who stay in the business will have to find other, less convenient ways of shipping the fins, which will make the already pricey fins perhaps too expensive for purchasers.

Thus far, UPS has clung to the fact that it is in compliance with the law. The company says it is “strongly opposed” to transporting products that come from protected and endangered species, but since many of the sharks are not yet classified as such, their shipment of these fins can be called “immoral” though not “illegal.”

Unfortunately, UPS’s policy does not account for species that are in danger (if not yet technically endangered) by this massive trade. Documentation shows that UPS ships fins chopped off the backs of “vulnerable” species like the smooth hammerhead, thresher shark and blue shark, which are all projected to become endangered species if current fishing practices continue.

In a lot of ways, shark “finning” – wherein fishers catch sharks, cut off their fins, then dump the live sharks back in the water – is more unscrupulous than outright killing them since sharks will suffer and gradually die without their fins. What’s more, the fishers are not even attempting to use the rest of their bodies for meat.

The bottom line is that UPS should not be profiting by aiding this dishonorable industry. Tweet, call and email the company to voice your displeasure that they are helping to wipe sharks out of the ocean. And, if you haven’t already, sign and share the Care2 petition directed at the company. Perhaps it’ll take 200,000 signatures before UPS realizes that the world is watching and angry that it is complicit in this form of animal cruelty.

 
Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the billionaire businessman […]
 
Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, and rescuers were heading to an area where villagers reported seeing a plane crash into a mountain, officials said. The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua’s provincial […]
 
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Spanish summer soother salmorejo
2015-08-16 11:11:48 (2 weeks ago) 
Feeling the heat? Try this Cordoban chilled tomato purée

It's been a bit of a scorcher here in sunny Spain this summer, with temperatures at SPB HQ regularly nudging the mid-30s, and accordingly our latest nosh neckfiller is a classic dish from down south offering an agreeable chilled alternative to frying bacon and eggs on the bonnet of the car.…

 
Feature: Ramiro Gomez’s Domestic Disturbances
2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
The subversive young Mexican-American artist paints homages to the Angelenos whom wealthy homeowners — and the art world — often fail to see.
 
Brewers minor leaguer becomes first MLB-affiliated gay player
2015-08-16 11:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
David Denson sought the help of former major leaguer and now-out Billy Bean before revealing his is gay
 
The new, underground sport of first-person drone racing
2015-08-16 12:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 

If you hadn't noticed, drones and quadcopters are rather popular right now. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of automated or remotely piloted aircraft somehow causing a ruckus, or providing a new way for militaries and cinematographers alike to get the shot they need. What you might not have noticed, however, is that there is an underground movement to turn drone flying into a sport.

Known as FPV (first-person view) drone racing, or sometimes FPV quadcopter racing, the sport involves building and modifying quadcopters for speed and manoeuvrability, adding a virtual reality-style headset with a live video feed from the drone, and then finding safe and legal places to fly. Racers compete in heats or time trials, speeding around courses at anything up to 60mph (100km/h)—and having a load of fun in the process. This sport, which seems to appeal to aspiring pilots, makers, and computer game fans alike, has all the adrenaline of flight, while also providing enough crashes, smashes, and collisions to keep even the most ardent sports fans happy.

For the past three months, I've been photographing the fledgling sport at various locations throughout the UK. I've found that there is much more to it than a bunch of geeks comparing voltage signals or PID settings in the woods on a Sunday.

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California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases
2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder. "When you don't understand what the judge is saying, what the other side's attorney is saying, it's very stressful," Saeedi, 33, who speaks Farsi, said after a recent court hearing in Redwood City, Calif....
 
Backpage Ad Site: Aider of Traffickers or Way to Stop Them?
2015-08-16 12:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Backpage site's adult ads stir debate: Aider of sex traffickers, or a means to catch them?
 
Backpage site's adult ads stir debate: Aider of sex traffickers, or a means to catch them?
2015-08-16 12:21:25 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Syrian government air strikes on market place kill at least 82 people
2015-08-16 12:21:06 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Driving arrest for Georgia basketball player J.J. Frazier
2015-08-16 12:20:48 (2 weeks ago) 

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia basketball player J.J. Frazier has been released from jail following his arrest on driving charges.

The Athens-Clarke County jail's web site shows Frazier was booked early Sunday and released 45 minutes later after posting a combined $2,000 bond. The misdemeanor charges are for improper driving and driving with a suspended license.

This is Frazier's second arrest while at Georgia. In March 2014 he was cited for driving without a license.

 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases
2015-08-16 12:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder....
 
Man dies in one-vehicle crash in Warren County
2015-08-16 12:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Passenger and driver were both ejected from vehicle.
 
Wayne Brady to play Lola in 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway
2015-08-16 12:12:14 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
2015-08-16 12:12:12 (2 weeks ago) 
 
[OC] A lake in the mountains. Yoho National Park, BC, Canada. [1366x2048]
2015-08-16 12:12:06 (2 weeks ago) 
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Man dies of gunshot wounds in Phila.
2015-08-16 12:11:40 (2 weeks ago) 
A 42-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday outside the Dew Drop Inn Bar, 1017 W. Cumberland St., in Philadelphia.
 
Carnival Cruise Employee Charged With Molesting Teen
2015-08-16 12:11:35 (2 weeks ago) 
Yovany Suazo-Batiz, a steward on the Carnival Valor, is charged with sexual battery of a person under 16 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation.









 
NewsWatch: Why gas prices are rising as oil falls to 6-year lows
2015-08-16 12:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Crude-oil prices are trading at levels last seen in the midst of the financial crisis, but that is not translating into lower gasoline prices in some parts of the country thanks to a refinery outage in Indiana.
 
Syrian government air strikes on market place kill at least 82 people
2015-08-16 12:10:57 (2 weeks ago) 
 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases
2015-08-16 12:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder....
 
Parachutist Undergoes Surgery After Chicago Air Show Injury
2015-08-16 12:10:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Spokeswoman: Parachutist remains in critical condition after Chicago air show collision
 
Sicilian city to bury the latest migrants who died at sea
2015-08-16 12:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 

ROME — Officials in Catania, Sicily, say 49 migrants who died in the crowded hold of a smuggling boat will be buried in a local cemetery.

Deputy Mayor Marco Consoli says the bodies are expected to arrive Monday in Catania, an Italian port.

On Sunday, a Norwegian vessel participating in a European rescue-and-patrol mission in the Mediterranean was bringing the bodies and more than 300 survivors from the boat toward Sicily. The migrants were rescued Saturday by an Italian navy ship.

 
8 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire and blame in Kashmir
2015-08-16 11:53:15 (2 weeks ago) 
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar rounds for a seventh straight day Sunday along the highly militarized line of control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between the two archrivals, officials said. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions in […]
 
The 2015 Underhanded C Contest Has Begun
2015-08-16 11:52:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Xcott Craver writes: The 8th Underhanded C Contest is now underway. The goal of the Underhanded C Contest is to write C code that is as readable, clear, innocent and straightforward as possible, but which performs some malicious function that is not obvious from looking at the source code. This year's challenge is based on a real problem in joint development for nuclear treaty verification, and the prize is $1000.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

 
Jeb Bush backers to spend at least $10m on TV ads in early voting states
2015-08-16 11:51:32 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Trump on immigration: 'They have to go'
2015-08-16 11:50:35 (2 weeks ago) 







 
'Nazi loot' probe at FM residence
2015-08-16 11:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
An inquiry begins into whether a chandelier in the first minister's official residence was looted by the Nazis during World War Two.
 
Rape Case Sheds Light on Elite Prep School's Sordid Side
2015-08-16 11:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Rape case sheds light on elite New Hampshire prep school's sexual tradition: 'Senior Salute'
 
Obama: Late civil rights activist Julian Bond 'helped change this country for the better'
2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 
 
The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city
2015-08-16 11:40:19 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' debuts to scorching $56.1 million
2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sordid side
2015-08-16 11:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire prep school that boasts a glittering roster of alumni - including the current secretary of state - is expected to be cast in a harsh light during the upcoming trial of a recent graduate on charges of raping a 15-year-old at the school....
 
‘We will not give an inch to violence’ - Löfven
2015-08-16 11:32:25 (2 weeks ago) 
In his inaugural summer speech in Vasaparken in Stockholm, Swedish prime minister and Social Democratic leader Stefan Löfven took a hard line against the recent rash of crime and violence in Sweden - what he called “the summer of unrest” - by insisting that Sweden should be safe for everyone.
 
U.S. looks into moving Guantanamo detainees to prisons in States
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is sending a team to military installations in Kansas and South Carolina to investigate the possibility of relocating some Guantanamo Bay prisoners to U.S. soil, media outlets reported on Saturday.
 
U.S., Japan place wreaths at Pearl Harbor to remember end of WWII
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — U.S. and Japanese cities linked by World War II marked the 70th anniversary of the conflict’s end by vowing to remember the past and promote peace. Mayors and city council members from Honolulu and Nagaoka on Friday joined the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in laying wreaths at Pearl Harbor. Fireworks resembling white chrysanthemum flowers were launched at the end of the ceremony. White chrysanthemums often are presented at memorial services in Japan to honor the dead. Nagaoka is the hometown of the late Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into the war in 1941.
 
El Nino could result in warmest year ever
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};This year’s El Nino weather pattern could be the most powerful on record, federal forecasters say, while warning that the effects of the weather system are never certain. “We’re predicting this El Nino could be among the strongest El Ninos in the historical record,” said Mike Halpert, the deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This year’s El Nino already is the second strongest for this time of year in more than 60 years of record-keeping, he said.
 
Man found dead in Van Nuys garage after fire
2015-08-16 11:32:05 (2 weeks ago) 

VAN NUYS >> A man's body was found today by firefighters battling a detached garage fire at a Van Nuys home.

A neighbor suffered a minor injury and smoke inhalation trying to rescue the victim at 14243 Victory Blvd., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene at 4:35 a.

 
TIL Hooters offered employees the chance to win a Toyota. When the winning waitress was given a "toy Yoda" action figure as a prank she sued and won enough to "pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants."
2015-08-16 11:32:04 (2 weeks ago) 
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'Straight Outta Compton' Debuts to $56.1 Million
2015-08-16 11:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
The biopic about rap group N.W.A. debuted to a blistering $56.1 million this weekend in 2,757 theaters, surpassing "American Pie 2" to become the biggest ever August debut for an R-rated movie.









 
Fatal hit-and-run crash may have stemmed from argument
2015-08-16 11:31:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m. in the 6400 block of W. Burleigh St. The victim was a 40-year-old man.
 
Today Show Cut Off Janelle Monae While She Was Speaking About Police Brutality 
2015-08-16 11:31:04 (2 weeks ago) 

During a Friday performance on the Today show, Janelle Monae was cut off as she was speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of her performance of “Hell You Talmbou ” — a protest song dedicated to the movement — Monae began to speak about police brutality: “God bless all the lives lost to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall today. We want black America to know we stand tall today. We will not be silenced...” The camera panned away and an anchor spoke over Monae as she continued. The show cut to commercial moments after Monae said “silenced.” The awkwardness of the break and its timing has many wondering if Today purposefully cut off Monae. [Huffington Post/VH1]

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President Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress rejects it
2015-08-16 11:30:31 (2 weeks ago) 
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement,  it's not game-over for the White House.








 
Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
2015-08-16 11:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....
 
Slump in Oil-by-Rail Shipments Boosts Car Storage Business
2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Adirondack tourist train, other short-line railroads see profit in storing idled oil tankers
 
Concert billed as a 'healing event' short-circuited by power outage; show closed down early
2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Lake Erie beach report for Aug. 16: Water quality good at all beaches
2015-08-16 11:20:29 (2 weeks ago) 
There are no swimming advisories in place for the six area Lake Erie beaches.
 
Group files complaint against judge over marriage sentence
2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

AUSTIN, Texas — A group that advocates the separation of church and state has filed a complaint about a Texas judge who ordered a man to marry his girlfriend as a condition of probation.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said Friday it filed the complaint against Smith County Court-at-Law Judge Randall Rogers a day earlier with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct in Austin.

 
The 10 weirdest cameras of all time
2015-08-16 11:11:54 (2 weeks ago) 

Not every camera has to be a boring black box.

       
 
Morgan Freeman, John Grisham and Others Take Out Ad Against Mississippi’s Flag
2015-08-16 11:11:51 (2 weeks ago) 
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Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, and rescuers were heading to an area where villagers reported seeing a plane crash into a mountain, officials said. The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua’s provincial […]
 
Guinness: 26-year-old cat in Oregon is world’s oldest alive
2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records. The cat named Corduroy is owned by a family in the central Oregon city of Sisters. His owner, Ashley Reed Okura, has had him since he was a kitten and she was 7. It’s the […]
 
Transform flavorless peaches with a few minutes on the grill
2015-08-16 11:11:32 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Editorial: Sex Offenders Locked Up on a Hunch
2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Public safety would be better served if resources were directed toward community supervision and other services.
 
Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander
2015-08-16 11:11:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva will join the Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander for a full hour to discuss her platform and the radical agenda she is presenting for a socialist alternative in 2016.
 
Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?
2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
CHICAGO (AP) -- Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?...
 
Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers or way to stop them?
2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
CHICAGO (AP) - The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless - written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitations for sex, adorned with suggestive photos and videos. Many in the fight against sex trafficking loathe the website, particularly since some escorts in the ads have turned out to be minors who've been forced into the sex trade. An Illinois sheriff is among those targeting Backpage and recently helped convince Visa and Mastercard to stop ...
 
Coroner's Office ID's Benjamin Ashley as Killed Manhunt Suspect
2015-08-16 12:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
The Coroner's Office confirmed his ID today.
 
Fear and myths over marijuana place lives in jeopardy: Alan Mooney, ResponsibleOhio
2015-08-16 12:21:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Alan Mooney, a founding member of ResponsibleOhio, which is working for the legalization of marijuana in Ohio, argues that pot is safe and could save lives.
 
Milk price row: Booths says stores have duty to pay farmers fairly
2015-08-16 12:21:06 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Migrants mass in Turkey to take shortest route to Europe
2015-08-16 12:20:48 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?
2015-08-16 12:20:05 (2 weeks ago) 
CHICAGO (AP) -- Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?...
 
Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Over Volcano
2015-08-16 12:12:32 (2 weeks ago) 
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Beer of champions? Wheaties teams up with brewery
2015-08-16 12:12:13 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Twin blasts kill anti-Taliban Pakistani minister, 13 more
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No more playing! It's nap time!
2015-08-16 12:12:06 (2 weeks ago) 
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Paralyzed NYPD Det. McDonald inspires Chinatown transit cops
2015-08-16 12:11:39 (2 weeks ago) 
They lifted him down the New York subway steps — and he lifted their spirits.








 
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Economic Preview: Fed minutes won’t feature any ‘pounding on the table’ for rate hike
2015-08-16 12:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
The Fed minutes to be released this week confirming there will be a September rate hike as officials won’t want to paint themselves into a corner, economists said.
 
News at Ten's Tom Bradby shocked after witnessing man's death in Greece
2015-08-16 12:10:57 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Julian Bond, Famed US Civil Rights Activist, Dies Aged 75
2015-08-16 12:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
"The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice."

WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

Julian Bond, a US civil rights activist and the former board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), has died. He was 75. 

Bond died late Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement on Sunday.

"The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice," said the center, where Bond served as president from 1971 to 1979.

"He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination."

Originally from Tennessee, Bond was at the forefront of America's civil rights movement in the 1960s, which demanded equal rights for African Americans. 

He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965 and went on to serve for two decades in the Georgia legislature. 

Bond became NAACP chairman in 1998 and served for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, a former attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and five children.

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California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases, as some litigants are left out
2015-08-16 12:01:27 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Indonesian airliner with 54 aboard crashes into mountain
2015-08-16 11:53:20 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

        
 
8 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire and blame in Kashmir
2015-08-16 11:53:09 (2 weeks ago) 
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar rounds for a seventh straight day Sunday along the highly militarized line of control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between the two archrivals, officials said. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions in […]
 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
2015-08-16 11:51:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









 
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2015-08-16 11:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







 
7 ways air travel changed after disasters
2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
One of the key questions asked after any serious airline incident is, how do we stop this from happening again?






 
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War poet Wilfred Owen's birthplace home in Oswestry is put up for sale.
 
Migrants Mass in Turkey to Take Shortest Route to Europe
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Migrants looking for short and relatively safe route to Europe gather in Turkish tourist town
 
Rape case sheds light on elite New Hampshire prep school's sexual tradition: 'Senior Salute'
2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 
 
Camila Batmanghelidjh set to open children's food bank
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Federal grant to help pregnant women battling addiction
2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

BOSTON — State health officials say Massachusetts has received a federal grant to treat pregnant women who are addicted to opioids.

Gov. Charlie Baker says the funding will help save the lives of women and their children.

The state Department of Public Health was awarded the funding as part of the Moms Do Care project, which also includes other state agencies, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

The program helps identify pregnant women who may need medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and other support and recovery services.

 
Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
2015-08-16 11:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....
 
Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
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Disney adding ‘Star Wars’ sites
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adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says Star Wars is getting its own themed land at Disney parks. Iger announced at Disney’s D23 Fan Expo on Saturday that the 14-acre attractions will be built at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland in Anaheim. It represents the largest parks expansion ever. The attractions will be set in an area populated by aliens and droids. The first installment of a new Star Wars trilogy begins with December’s The Force Awakens.
 
Cold, snowy winter predicted for much of U.S.
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
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Pregnancy a bit less likely from frozen vs. fresh eggs, study suggests
2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
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2015-08-16 11:32:04 (2 weeks ago) 
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Government Airstrikes on Syrian Market Kill More Than 80
2015-08-16 11:31:51 (2 weeks ago) 
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Sanders: My supporters are 'regular people'
2015-08-16 11:31:37 (2 weeks ago) 
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Man charged with sexual assault of boy in Walgreens restroom
2015-08-16 11:31:27 (2 weeks ago) 
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2015-08-16 11:30:34 (2 weeks ago) 







 
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2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....
 
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Martha's Vineyard tribe voting on controversial casino plan
2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

BOSTON — A Native American tribe is voting Sunday on a plan to turn an unfinished community center on Martha's Vineyard into a gambling hall, an issue that's divided tribe members, sparked a federal lawsuit and generated tensions with fellow residents of the famous resort island.

The Aquinnah Wampanoag want to offer up to 300 electronic, bingo-style games in the wood-shingled community center, which is located on tribal land on the island's western side. The tribe is not proposing to offer casino table games like blackjack or roulette.

 
Modern malady may be behind rise in dementia
2015-08-16 11:11:54 (2 weeks ago) 

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China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead
2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
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The Postal Service - Such Great Heights [piano] (P. Miller)
2015-08-16 11:11:30 (2 weeks ago) 
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2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
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2015-08-16 11:11:06 (2 weeks ago) 
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