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Iraq's leader: Plot uncovered for imminent attack on US, Paris subways

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:16

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.

Police chief issues apology over slain black teen in Missouri

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:15

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - After weeks of heavy criticism and calls for his ouster, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, issued a video apology on Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death by a white police officer last month. "I want to say this to the Brown family. No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you are feeling," Chief Tom Jackson said in the video. "I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. ...

Washington state university being evacuated after bomb threat

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:05
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, was being evacuated on Thursday due to a "non-specific bomb threat," emergency officials said. Police and school safety officials issued a campus-wide alert, asking everyone to evacuate all buildings, and close all room doors and windows, as a sweep of the campus was performed. (Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Bill Trott)

Iran's president says nuclear deal possible before deadline

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:49

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the goal of extremists creating chaos in the Mideast is the destruction of civilization and rise of Islamophobia.

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for Goodell, NFL rant

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:48

ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast.

U.S. Attorney General Holder to resign

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation at the White House on Thursday, Justice Department and White House officials said. The officials, speaking on background, said Holder will formally announce his plans to leave his post in the Obama administration but will stay on as the nation's top lawyer until his successor is confirmed. In a statement, the White House said President Barack Obama would make a personnel announcement at 4:30 p.m. (2030 GMT). ...

Congress channels leftover Afghan war funds to fight Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:21

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Attorney General Eric Holder to resign

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:15

An almost certainly bruising confirmation battle for his successor will follow.

Female pilot led UAE airstrikes on IS

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:59

Participation of Emirates' Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri, 35, stirred social media debate.

UVa. student still missing after suspect captured in Texas

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:45

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.

Key report in Michael Brown shooting doesn't exist, police say

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 05:00

Police in Ferguson, Mo., have violated their own standards since last month’s controversial fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson.

14 reported dead in latest U.S.-led strikes

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:08

Overnight mission kills 14 militants in northeast Syria and 5 civilians, watchdog group says.

Bad U.S. roads force "just in time" manufacturers to plan for 'just in case'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:03
By James B. Kelleher (Reuters) - Some of America’s leanest manufacturers share a fat secret. Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for "just in time" delivery. Some opt to keep more trucks and inventory on the road. Others are leasing huge "just in case" warehouses and guarded parking lots on the edges of big cities. ...

Matt Bai: Of candidates and strip clubs

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:05

The case of Kansas gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis raises important questions for the media — and voters.

American describes life inside N. Korean prison

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:48

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating.

U.S. strikes IS oil refineries in Syria

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:06

U.S.-led airstrikes target oil installations that have helped fund the militant group.

Venture capitalist Khosla loses California beach access case

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now a prominent venture capitalist, lost a court battle on Wednesday against a coastal protection group that sued the billionaire for closing access to a northern California beach, court records show. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach ruled in the tentative decision that Khosla, who was sued last year by the Surfrider Foundation for blocking an access road to a property known as Martin's Beach, failed to obtain a required permit. ...

At L.A. Clippers, Steve Ballmer prizes team tested by adversity

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:26

By Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Steve Ballmer plunked down $2 billion for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, fans might expect the former Microsoft chief executive to be hitting the reset button on a team that has been through a nasty public fight over racism. Don't bet on it. That experience, Ballmer knows, makes his team unique, and it will be part of the story he tells to earn one thing that was not guaranteed by the record price tag: a fan base that will sustain the team for years to come. ...

Cops: Saw Pa. fugitive, found soiled diapers

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:29

Police find empty cigarette packs, soiled diapers believed to have been left by ambush suspect Eric Frein.