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NFLers call cops on ex-Beyonce back...

NFLers call cops on ex-Beyonce backup

Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.
New 'Star Wars': Check out the X-wi...

New 'Star Wars': Check out the X-wing

J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.
'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'

'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'

CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.
Strippers sue San Diego cops

Strippers sue San Diego cops

Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure.
Who switched Brooklyn Bridge flags?...

Who switched Brooklyn Bridge flags?

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.
Queen's horse fails drugs test

Queen's horse fails drugs test

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her five-year old filly is in the dock on doping charges.

FoxNews

First bodies of Ukraine plane crash...

First bodies of Ukraine plane crash victims bound for Netherlands

AFTER ARRIVING in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv by refrigerated train, above, the remains of 200 of the 298 victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be flown to Dutch territory.
  • OPINION: What the US needs to do next with Putin, Ukraine | EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
  • US intelligence says Russia created 'conditions' for downing of plane
  • SAFE LANDING Kerry defies FAA, fl...
    SOCIALIST SERVICE? Kentucky town ...

    SOCIALIST SERVICE? Kentucky town opens own filling station to public

    ROYAL NIGHT-MARE Racehorse owned ...

    ROYAL NIGHT-MARE Racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth fails drug test

    WHO TOOK OLD GLORY? Group seen on ...
    Former CEO defeats congressman in r...

    Former CEO defeats congressman in runoff for Georgia GOP Senate nomination - Former congressman Barr defeated in House runoff

    MSNBC

    Putin pours billions into Russia's ...

    Putin pours billions into Russia's World Cup

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    USA TODAY

    NYC police express anger at reactio...

    NYC police express anger at reaction to chokehold death

    Members of two Internet sites for police said Eric Garner was overweight, unhealthy.
          
     
     
    Raw: Secretary of State Kerry in Is...

    Raw: Secretary of State Kerry in Israel

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday. He is trying to push for a ceasefire to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas. (July 23)
          
     
     
    Ex-NYC mayor: US should allow fligh...

    Ex-NYC mayor: US should allow flights to Israel

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to "reverse course" and permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel. Bloomberg boarded a flight to Tel Aviv on El Al Airlines Tuesday night. (July 23)
          
     
     
    5 things you need to know Wednesday

    5 things you need to know Wednesday

    The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.
          
     
     
    David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senat...

    David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senate Runoff

    Businessman David Perdue defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. (July 23)
          
     
     
    Oregon to vote on pot legalization ...

    Oregon to vote on pot legalization in Nov.

    The proposed law would allow possession of eight ounces of marijuana at a person's home.
          
     
     

    Washington Post

    Kerry in Israel to push for cease-f...

    Kerry in Israel to push for cease-fire

    TEL AVIV ? Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Israel Wednesday to push for a cease-fire in the 16-day-old conflict with Hamas militants.

    Kerry planned to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other officials.

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    Perdue wins Republican Senate runof...

    Perdue wins Republican Senate runoff in Georgia

    Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia on Tuesday, defeating Rep. Jack Kingston in a close race that went down to the wire.

    Perdue will now face Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in what's expected to be a closely-watched race both parties are expected to contest. They will compete for the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).

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    D.C. police use high-risk stings in...

    D.C. police use high-risk stings in battle against armed robberies

    The man with the diamond earrings passed out black-and-white photos showing the crew?s targets: a liquor store in Southeast Washington and its owner, a Mexican drug dealer. In the trunk of the getaway car were two machetes, three guns and enough wire to tie up the owner before taking off with a pile of cash and cocaine.

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    Michael Bloomberg flying to Israel ...

    Michael Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is flying to Israel tonight on the Israeli airline El Al to protest a†Federal Aviation Administration ban on†U.S. carriers flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.

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    Editorial: Syrian death toll and ex...

    Editorial: Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little

    THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of Damascus.

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    Federal appeals courts issue contra...

    Federal appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health-law subsidies

    A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down a major part of the federal health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the insurance subsidies that help millions of Americans pay for coverage are illegal in three dozen states.

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    Reuters

    Fiat CEO says tie-up with Volkswage...

    Fiat CEO says tie-up with Volkswagen was never on agenda

    TURIN Italy (Reuters) - The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday quashed all speculation of a possible tie-up with Germany's Volkswagen saying the idea had never been on the agenda.
    Wall Street rejects Ackman's Herbal...

    Wall Street rejects Ackman's Herbalife 'death blow'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman's latest volley of accusations against Herbalife Ltd on Tuesday missed its mark on Wall Street, with investors sending the stock price soaring 25 percent.






    NY Fed found serious problems at De...

    NY Fed found serious problems at Deutsche Bank's U.S. arms: source

    FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight, a person close to the matter told Reuters.
    Europe edges up on earnings, risk a...

    Europe edges up on earnings, risk aversion remains

    LONDON (Reuters) - European equities edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, extending gains from Tuesday after a batch of positive earnings and U.S. economic data briefly calmed worries over stretched valuations and the pace of economic recovery.






    Watch what markets don't do as worl...

    Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty

    LONDON (Reuters) - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.






    Five held in China food scandal pro...

    Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and rotten meat.

    ABC

    The Slow, Sad Journey Home for MH17...

    The Slow, Sad Journey Home for MH17 Victims

    The bodies of victims from last week‚??s Malaysia Airlines tragedy are headed home, being flown to the Netherlands as the Dutch government declared a day of national mourning.
    Trial Begins in 'Porch Shooting' of...

    Trial Begins in 'Porch Shooting' of Unarmed Woman

    The jury has been selected in the trial of a white male, Theodore Wafer, who is charged with second-degree murder after he shot an African American girl, Menisha McBride in the face on his front porch on Nov 2, 2013.
    Baby Who Can‚??t Open Mouth Celebra...

    Baby Who Can‚??t Open Mouth Celebrates First Birthday

    Baby Wyatt still can't open his mouth despite WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com responses.
    Inside the Gaza Tunnels That Israel...

    Inside the Gaza Tunnels That Israel Is Trying to Destroy

    At the heart of the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel is an underground network of tunnels the Israeli government says must be destroyed before an end to the violence can be reached.
    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-...

    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

    Amid deadly impasse, Kerry cites progress in cease-fire negotiations between Israel, Hamas
    Gaza Families Plead for Evacuation ...

    Gaza Families Plead for Evacuation Amid Battle

    As battle rages, dozens of Gaza families plead for evacuation; 2 more Israeli troops killed

    BBC

    MH17 victims begin long journey hom...

    MH17 victims begin long journey home

    The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.
    UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes...

    UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

    UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.
    Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard

    Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard

    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
    France jails pro-Palestinian rioter...

    France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

    A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.
    Quarantine over China plague death

    Quarantine over China plague death

    Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
    Rival to challenge Indonesia result

    Rival to challenge Indonesia result

    The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

    New York Times

    DealBook: The Unbanked: Offering Sm...

    DealBook: The Unbanked: Offering Small Fees, Banks Cater to Low-Income Customers

    The products provide a different kind of payout: good will from regulators and a chance to woo customers who might one day become profitable.






    City Room: New York Today: Dispatch...

    City Room: New York Today: Dispatch From Italy

    What you need to know for Wednesday: A vacation with the mayor, afternoon showers, and an investigation into state ethics inquiries.






    Midterm Calculus: Why Democrats Now...

    Midterm Calculus: Why Democrats Now Have a Shot in Georgia

    Demographic change is shifting the state left, even if a Senate victory in November would be an upset.
    Dutch Plane Carrying Malaysia Airli...

    Dutch Plane Carrying Malaysia Airlines Jet Victims Leaves Ukraine

    The plane, carrying 16 bodies, is the first in what will be a long series of flights to repatriate those killed when the jet was downed last week.






    Costa Concordia Begins Journey to I...

    Costa Concordia Begins Journey to Italian Port

    The ill-fated cruise ship was recently lifted to the surface, two and a half years after it ran aground in an accident that killed 32 people.






    Kerry Arrives in Israel in Effort t...

    Kerry Arrives in Israel in Effort to Broker a Gaza Cease-Fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed his effort to forge a cease-fire to bring a halt to bitter fighting in the Gaza Strip a day after American civilian flights to Israel were suspended.






    WallStreet Journal

    SEC Is Set to Approve Money-Fund Ru...

    SEC Is Set to Approve Money-Fund Rules

    Some prime funds would be required to float the share price, while the plan would allow all funds to temporarily halt redemptions.
    For Apple, iPhone Roars and iPad Wh...

    For Apple, iPhone Roars and iPad Whimpers

    Apple reported a 13% jump in iPhone sales as it heads into a major refresh of the company's flagship product, but iPad sales slid for the second consecutive quarter.
    China Detains 5 in Food Violations ...

    China Detains 5 in Food Violations Probe

    Chinese police have detained five people as they investigate a U.S.-owned Chinese meat supplier alleged by Chinese authorities to have signed off on sales of expired meat to fast food chains.
    Connecticut Court to Revisit Protec...

    Connecticut Court to Revisit Protection for Whistleblowers

    Connecticut's highest court is set to weigh in on a case against UBS that could limit protections for whistleblowers in the state.
    Fox Mindful of Debt as It Eyes Time...

    Fox Mindful of Debt as It Eyes Time Warner

    Ever since his News Corp survived a bruising liquidity crisis in the early 1990s, Rupert Murdoch has been careful to avoid getting overextended financially. But his pursuit of Time Warner could test that philosophy.
    Syngenta Profit Hurt by Bad Weather

    Syngenta Profit Hurt by Bad Weather

    Syngenta reported a fall in first-half profit as bad weather in its important North American market weighed on the Swiss chemical company's overall performance.

    VOANews

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mug...

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mugabe's Party Gaining Ground

    HARARE, Zimbabwe ? In Zimbabwe, two new surveys show the popularity of President Robert Mugabe?s party is surging while that of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] is going down. Analysts say supporters of Tsvangirai have not been happy with his efforts in a fragile power-sharing government he formed three years ago with Mugabe?s ZANU-PF party. Two surveys released by Freedom House and Afrobarometer on Friday said Mugabe?s ZANU-PF would win polls ...
    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Politic...

    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Political Tensions

    DAKAR ? Political tensions that brought Ivory Coast to all-out civil war in 2011 are flaring up.† Ivory Coast's military prosecutor Ange B. Kessi Kouame has charged 73 people ? 19 of them soldiers ? in connection with deadly raids against seven military and police installations in the past month. The attacks, carried out by unidentified gunmen, took place around the commercial capital, Abidjan, and in the country's already volatile western regions.† The government blames the ...
    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thail...

    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thailand's Status as World's Top Exporter

    Thailand is risking its status as the world's biggest rice exporter because of a controversial government purchasing policy to boost farmers' incomes.† Rice industry insiders say the costly program is inefficient and money would be better spent on long-term investment. Thailand's rice stocks are full but the rice keeps coming.† The government's rice-buying policy guarantees farmers better than market prices for all the rice they can sell, but it is costing the ...
    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World...

    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World to Return Artifacts

    ISTANBUL ? Turkey is following an increasingly aggressive policy of getting top museums around the world to return its heritage. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay says that in the last decade, more than 4,000 artifacts had been brought back to Turkey from world museums and collections. Turkey's minister of culture recently opened a new archeological museum in the western city of Izmir. Ertugrul Gunay is the architect of a museum revolution in the country aiming to harness ...
    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate...

    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate Refugees from Syrian Schools

    Aid agencies in Syria and neighboring countries are scrambling to relocate refugees sheltered in education facilities before school resumes in mid-September.† The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says many children will not be able to return to schools occupied by people made homeless by the Syrian conflict.† Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The UNHCR reports the outflow of refugees from Syria continues unabated.† It says the total number of ...
    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots...

    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots Over Cleric Assassination

    NAIROBI ? Security has been restored in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after heavy rioting early this week. On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered the protests, but analysts believe the perceived marginalization of coastal communities underlie the unrest. The streets of Mombasa, patrolled by security forces, were calm on Friday after widespread rioting earlier in the week. † On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered two ...

    Wired News

    Google?s John Hanke

    Google?s John Hanke

    Elsa Jenna Alternate reality games existed before the iPhone, using email, fake ads, and even faxes to send players on clue hunts. But thanks to the smartphone, games now include geospatial triggers and social media integration, allowing players to seamlessly interact with one another and the world around them. Even Google has gotten involved, through […]






    DJ Dan Deacon on Music Apps

    DJ Dan Deacon on Music Apps

    Maciek Jasik “There's no show without an audience,” says Dan Deacon, an electronic musician known for finding new ways to include his fans in his performances. A few years ago he created an app that responds to inaudible ultrasonic tones; when he plays those notes over the sound system, phones in the crowd light up […]






    Four Smartphone Films That Are Actu...

    Four Smartphone Films That Are Actually Good

    Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartphone films on the web; here are the ones you should watch right now. Goldilocks In 2010, Michael […]






    Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster W...

    Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster WIRED?s Unleashing on Comic-Con

    Last year, WIRED's giant robot mech took Comic-Con International by storm. This year, the effects wizards at the Stan Winston School set out to top their previous creation, crafting a nearly 14-foot tall, 2,000 pound creature to amaze the crowd this week in San Diego. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the building of this mind-blowing creation.






    Sensationalism of Science: Is Japan...

    Sensationalism of Science: Is Japan?s Fuji in a ?Critical State? for an Eruption?

    Mt. Fuji might be gearing up for an eruption, but can we really trace it back to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake?






    Augmented Retaility

    Augmented Retaility

    With the Fire Phone, everything around you exists to be bought on Amazon. The phone deconstructs and decentralizes the entire concept of a store. It's essentially Amazon?s brick-and-mortar strategy.






    Sports ESPN

    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love tr...

    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
    Clips CEO: Doc wants out if Sterlin...

    Clips CEO: Doc wants out if Sterling stays

    The interim CEO of the Clippers testified Tuesday that coach and team president Doc Rivers has told him on multiple occasions that he doesn't think he wants to continue as coach if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.
    Sterling sues NBA, wife, others for...

    Sterling sues NBA, wife, others for damages

    Donald Sterling filed on Tuesday afternoon a suit in Superior Court seeking damages from the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver, his wife Shelly Sterling and the Clippers.
    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love tr...

    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
    LeBron apologizes for 'chaos' with ...

    LeBron apologizes for 'chaos' with cupcakes

    LeBron James wants to make sure he's in the good graces of his neighbors now that he's back in Ohio.
    Dungy seeks to clarify Sam comments

    Dungy seeks to clarify Sam comments

    Tony Dungy sought to clarify remarks he made regarding Michael Sam, saying the openly gay linebacker who was drafted by the Rams "absolutely" deserves a chance to play in the NFL.

    Yahoo Movies

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...


    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...


    France bows to stage director Patri...

    France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

    French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...


    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

    Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...


    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
    Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

    Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

    By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

    Editorial New York Times

    Room for Debate: Self-Defense or At...

    Room for Debate: Self-Defense or Atrocities in Gaza?

    Are Israel's actions a necessary and appropriate response to an enemy that won't be peaceful or are they immoral and out of proportion to any threat?






    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Milking ...

    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Milking the Money Machine

    No matter how inured to it we have become, the billions of dollars pouring into campaigns are still changing the political landscape.






    Editorial Notebook: Seizing the Day...

    Editorial Notebook: Seizing the Day at Ground Zero

    A decade of endless reconstruction has yielded to innocent crowds strolling around what was once scorched earth.






    Editorial: Painful Progress in Detr...

    Editorial: Painful Progress in Detroit

    The bankruptcy process is moving forward, but, whatever the result, it is clear that there will be no victories.






    Editorial: An Ominous Health Care R...

    Editorial: An Ominous Health Care Ruling

    Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans could find themselves without health insurance if a destructive decision by an appellate court is not reversed.






    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: French F...

    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: French Food Goes Down

    Slapping a ?homemade? label onto menus isn?t going to reverse a sad trend.






    Editorial MSNBC

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

    NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.


    Clicked: One day at a time

    Clicked: One day at a time

    This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.


    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

    Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.


    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

    From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.


    First Read: The day in politics

    First Read: The day in politics

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    Mysterious white flags replace U.S....

    Mysterious white flags replace U.S. stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers.






    Donut capers stymie police in Orego...

    Donut capers stymie police in Oregon

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets.
    Thieves steal air conditioners from...

    Thieves steal air conditioners from rural Tennessee churches

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wave, and they'll face hell fire for eternity if they're not caught here on earth, a church official said on Tuesday.






    Father posts photo of sexually abus...

    Father posts photo of sexually abused son online in donation plea

    (Reuters) - A Florida father who severely beat an 18-year-old man he said he caught sexually assaulting his son posted the child's photo on a fundraising website to solicit donations for the boy's recovery, police said on Tuesday.






    Germany allows seriously ill patien...

    Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes".
    Restaurant run by Indian convicts w...

    Restaurant run by Indian convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flat bread, lentils, vegetables and rice.Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like most of his colleagues, is a convicted murderer serving time in South Asia's largest prison complex."Tihar Food Court" in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar pri






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