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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.

Washington state pot law author proposes testing sewage to gauge use

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:09

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The main author of a Washington state law that legalized recreational marijuana said on Wednesday that testing sewage for the active ingredient in pot could give municipalities a broader and more reliable picture of drug use than traditional surveys. Alison Holcomb, who is also an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said wastewater analysis for psychoactive THC could provide policymakers crucial data at a time of sweeping shifts in marijuana policy in U.S. states and cities. ...

U.S. to pay Navajo tribe $554 million in landmark settlement

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:00

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle longstanding claims by America's largest Indian tribe that its funds and natural resources were mishandled for decades by the U.S. government. The accord, resolving claims that date back as far as 50 years and marking the biggest U.S. legal settlement with a single tribe, will be formally signed at a ceremony on Friday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the sprawling Navajo reservation. ...

Tsarnaev trial delayed, but not moved

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:52

A two-month trial delay has been granted for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

GM compensation fund makes first offers to victims, gets more claims

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:51

DETROIT (Reuters) - The fund to compensate for deaths or injuries linked to General Motors Co vehicles with faulty ignition switches this week made its first cash offers to about 15 people, the office of the lawyer overseeing the program said on Wednesday. The fund will pay at least $1 million for each death claim or more if they had dependants. GM has set aside $400 million to cover the compensation costs. The total number of claims filed by Wednesday was up to 850 from the 675 claims through last Friday, including 150 death claims, said an official with the office of lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. ...

Man charged in disappearance of Va. student in custody

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:35

Police say they have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.

New 'Bash' bug could be worse than 'Heartbleed'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:02

Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Linux computers.

Tony Stewart cleared in race track death

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:40

NASCAR's Stewart will not be charged by a grand jury in Kevin Ward Jr.'s death.