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AP Exclusive: Clinton server's software had hacking risk

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 04:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Chesapeake crabbers face changing workforce, murky future

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 04:40

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Morgan Tolley is a third generation crab processor working on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, but he's worried that his industry may be under threat as more and more young people shun the traditional family-oriented trade. The A.E. Phillips crab picking house Tolley manages in Fishing Creek, Maryland, relies on crabs harvested by the "watermen" of the Bay. A shrinking workforce on the water is just one threat to the Chesapeake Bay's iconic blue crab fisheries.

The invisible candidacies of Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 04:16

It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

MH17 inquiry 'finds plane shot down by Russian-made missile'

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:13

Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - Air crash investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, sources close to the inquiry said Tuesday, triggering a swift Russian denial. The findings are likely to exacerbate the tensions between Russia and the West, as ties have strained over the Ukraine conflict and Moscow's entry into the Syrian war. "It was a BUK missile that hit the left upper part of the cockpit," a visibly shaken relative, Robby Oehlers, told reporters, just after being briefed by Dutch officials in The Hague.

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:07

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.

Two firefighters killed, two hurt in Kansas City apartment blaze

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 21:41
The two firefighters who died had pulled two residents out of the burning building, the Kansas City fire department said. "This is the worst day,” Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi told reporters. The names of the firefighters were not immediately released.

Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 21:32

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk: report

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 18:57

(Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.

Poll: Half of Democrats want Biden in race

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 15:16

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder. Almost half of the nation’s Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.

'How is a woman supposed to behave?'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 13:13

What to Expect From Bernie Sanders at Tuesday's Democratic Debate

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:51

Bernie Sanders may be the outsider in the Democratic nomination race, but that doesn't mean he's a stranger to the debate stage. As all eyes turn to Tuesday's first Democratic debate of the 2016 campaign, the big question is now: How will Sanders' fiery rhetoric and pointed platform play on the national stage? "I think he's going to do very well," said Greg Guma, a Vermont-based journalist.

Exclusive - Transatlantic divide: how U.S. pays three times more for drugs

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 07:02

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. prices for the world's 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic gulf between the price of treatments for a range of diseases and follows demands for lower drug costs in America from industry critics such as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The 20 medicines, which together accounted for 15 percent of global pharmaceuticals spending in 2014, are a major source of profits for companies including AbbVie , AstraZeneca , Merck , Pfizer and Roche .

Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lion

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 06:49

Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a cabinet minister said on Monday. Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, stoked a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe.

Washington Post says Iran's conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 06:07

The Washington Post on Monday denounced the espionage conviction of the newspaper's American-born Tehran correspondent as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iran's leaders to overturn it. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the verdict, the Iranian news service ISNA cited a judiciary spokesman as saying. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron said the paper, Rezaian's family and his lawyer in Iran were pursuing an appeal.

Memphis policeman shot dead, suspect in custody: police

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 02:20

The officer, Terence Olridge, 31, was shot multiple times at about 1 p.m. and then rushed to a local hospital where he died, Memphis Police spokesman Louis Brownlee said. Brownlee said that Olridge, who had just marked his first anniversary with the department, was engaged to be married. A male suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting, Brownlee said.

Iran says Washington Post reporter convicted

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 02:11

Jason Rezaian has been detained for more than a year on charges including espionage.

Trump won't be next president: Obama

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 15:08

President Barack Obama is fairly certain of one thing when it comes to next year's election: Donald Trump won't succeed him in the White House. The billionaire businessman, the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican party's White House nominee, has raised hackles with his controversial comments on immigration, gun control and women, among other issues. "I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States," Obama said in the interview, which aired on Sunday.

California to ban 'Redskins' for school sports, keep Confederate building names

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 14:41

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams "Redskins," a name seen as a slur against Native Americans, but will not stop municipalities from naming parks and buildings for Confederate heroes, Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday. Brown's decision to sign a bill ending the use of "Redskins" yet veto legislation banning Confederate names comes amid controversy around the country over the racial implications of team names, display of the Confederate flag and the naming of public places. Advocates for Native Americans welcomed the decision to ban the term "Redskins." “The most populous state in the country has now taken a stand against the use of this insidious slur in its schools," activists from the group Change the Mascot said in a statement on Sunday.