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Nike stores pull Adrian Peterson merchandise

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:35

The Minnesota Vikings might be fine with Adrian Peterson playing football, but not everyone is fine with the Minnesota Vikings — or the NFL — right now.

Stewart fatal accident going to a grand jury

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:35

A fatal dirt-track accident last month involved three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

Rand Paul's thinking-out-loud problem

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:34

Rand Paul is quickly learning that his words have consequences.

Jewish group: Biden comment 'offensive'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:49

A description of bankers in the VP's recent speech drew fire from the Anti-Defamation League.

9 killed, 30 injured in new Benghazi clashes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:38

Heavy clashes have erupted between a former Libyan general's forces, Islamist fighters.

New U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:36

The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.

Tony Stewart fatal dirt-track incident to be heard by grand jury

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:35

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The case of a fatal dirt-track incident involving three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in upstate New York last month will be referred to a grand jury, authorities said on Tuesday. Stewart, one of the biggest names in auto racing, struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward during a non-NASCAR sprint car race on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. ...

Scottish independence vote cheers supporters of Texas secession

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:33
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The upcoming vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered those campaigning to split the state of Texas from the United States. Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who wants the state's legislature to put the secession question on a statewide ballot, said Scotland's Sept. 18 referendum is a good sign for his movement. "If Scotland can do it, so can Texas," Miller said. The top U.S. ...

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:29

The Mexican government has prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists.

Boeing, SpaceX win space taxi contracts

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:53

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

Minnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:15

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player. Peterson is accused of punishing his 4-year-old son in Texas last May by beating him with a tree branch, known as a switch. The incident is one of a series of domestic abuse cases that has rocked the National Football League. ...

Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:44

Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."

Boeing wins large NASA 'space taxi' award: source

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has won a large NASA contract to develop new "space taxis" that would fly astronauts to the International Space Station instead of relying on Russian spacecraft, an industry source said ahead of a NASA announcement expected on Tuesday. The source said Boeing had received a full award for the multibillion-dollar contract, but financial details were not immediately available. NASA declined comment. ...

Stewart fatal accident to go to grand jury

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:55

A fatal dirt-track accident last month involved three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

Cops: Gunman in police ambush sought mass murder

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:52

Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.

Shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:39

Four online retailers allegedly sold ammo, tear gas and equipment used in the 2012 Colo. theater shootings.

IS forums encourage NYC, Vegas attacks

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:21

Bomb-making tutorial, potential targets for "lone wolves in America" shared online: report.

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:47

Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city, 400 km (250 miles) northeast of Damascus, during air strikes on territory controlled by the group, a resident said. ...

N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:39

New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office ...

Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:08
By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with confirmed cases now includes Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the CDC said. ...