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Did Obamas experience racial bias?

Did Obamas experience racial bias?

President Barack Obama and the first lady reveal to People magazine their own experiences with racial bias.
Ebola nurse's aide: Why kill my dog...

Ebola nurse's aide: Why kill my dog?

It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.
Ellen surprises Conan audience

Ellen surprises Conan audience

Conan usually does not give free gifts to his audience, but Ellen DeGeneres changes that.
Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
Conviction tossed for executed boy

Conviction tossed for executed boy

A judge has vacated the conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was executed for allegedly killing two girls some 70 years ago in South Carolina.
Minnesotans strip for calendar

Minnesotans strip for calendar

Residents of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota posed nude for a calendar to help a friend fighting cancer. KARE reports.

FoxNews

Several 'high value' ISIS leaders k...

Several 'high value' ISIS leaders killed by US airstrikes in Iraq, officials say

WHO WAS INVOLVED? Iran, Russia or C...

WHO WAS INVOLVED? Iran, Russia or China could have worked with N.Korea

COLLEGE CONTROVERSY Prof pens col...

COLLEGE CONTROVERSY Prof pens column: 'It's okay to hate Republicans'

TODD STARNES Prof. suspended over...

TODD STARNES Prof. suspended over gay marriage controversy

GREAT SUCCESS First surplus Humvee...

GREAT SUCCESS First surplus Humvee auction goes very well

FOX NEWS POLL:Two-thirds say the go...

FOX NEWS POLL:Two-thirds say the gov't is broken - 80 percent disapprove of Congress, majority supports Keystone

MSNBC

8 children killed in northern Austr...

8 children killed in northern Australian city

Shooting Spurs Debates Over Race an...

Shooting Spurs Debates Over Race and Guns in a Gingerbread Town

IRS: Search for Lerner emails almos...

IRS: Search for Lerner emails almost over

US: Top IS leaders killed in air st...

US: Top IS leaders killed in air strikes

Digital dilemma: How will US respon...

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxi...

Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue

Washington Post

Castro brothers? resistance to chan...

Castro brothers? resistance to change could test renewed U.S.-Cuba diplomacy

During the 47 years that he ruled the island, Fidel Castro was a dominant and near-daily presence in the lives of ordinary Cubans. He cajoled, lectured and admonished them, feuding with enemies ? especially the United States ? in looping, animated speeches that lasted hours. On television, on the radio and in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, he was always there, talking, talking, talking.Read full article >>
Report: 8 children stabbed to death...

Report: 8 children stabbed to death in Australia

Eight children have been found stabbed to death near the town of Cairns in Australia, according to Australian Broadcasting and other news outlets. So far no information is available about the circumstances of the crime, and no suspect has been identified.Read full article >>
Gifts of cheer ? from mugs to micro...

Gifts of cheer ? from mugs to microbe toys ? from your friends at the FBI, CIA and NIH

Trim your tree with an Ebola stuffed toy in the shape of the spindly virus, from the gift shop at the National Institutes of Health.Buy your loved one the perfect present for that decadent holiday getaway, a plush beach towel embroidered with the emblem of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Or a National Security Agency coffee mug decorated with encrypted messages. They decipher themselves when warm liquid is poured into the cup.Read full article >>
For U.S. businesses and tourists, o...

For U.S. businesses and tourists, opportunities abound in Cuba

In the wake of President Obama?s historic decision to mend diplomatic ties with Cuba, U.S. businesses and potential tourists scrambled to figure out what new opportunities will be available on the island and to position themselves at the head of the line.Read full article >>
Zakaria: Caving to North Korea on ?...

Zakaria: Caving to North Korea on ?The Interview? sends the wrong message to terrorists

Now that U.S. intelligence officials believe that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the discussion has finally moved away from e-mails about Angelina Jolie to the real story, which is far more troubling. One of the nastiest regimes in the world effectively threatened to launch terrorist attacks in the United States if an artistic work was shown publicly. And, stunningly, almost everyone involved has caved.Read full article >>
In Sierra Leone, the ghosts of war ...

In Sierra Leone, the ghosts of war haunt an Ebola graveyard

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone ? To find Andrew Kondoh, walk through the gates of this city?s largest cemetery, where teams in moonsuits bury more than 50 bodies in white plastic bags each day. Look for the man with the wispy goatee and big belly, who is overseeing one of the world?s most chaotic, dangerous graveyards as if he?s done it all before.Read full article >>

Reuters

Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 1...

Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 months, BOJ quietly confident

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy.
Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna ...

Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 bln

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Union Frozen Products , the world's largest canned tuna producer, is buying U.S. tuna major Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion from a private equity firm as part of a plan to double revenue to $8 billion by 2020 through overseas purchases.
Brent steady below $60, heads for f...

Brent steady below $60, heads for fourth weekly decline as oversupply persists

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude held below $60 a barrel near a 5-1/2-year low on Friday as a global oversupply of oil showed little sign of receding, even as companies cut upstream investments next year.
China 2013 GDP revision won't affec...

China 2013 GDP revision won't affect growth this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has revised up the estimated size of its economy for 2013 by 3.4 percent to 58.8 trillion yuan ($9.5 trillion), the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, but said the revision will not affect economic growth this year.
U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion sh...

U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion shares of Ally Financial from bailout

(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department will sell its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial Inc acquired under the government's bailout of the auto lender, Ally said on Thursday.
Unilever drops mayonnaise suit agai...

Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker

(Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product.

ABC

Family of Boy Injured by 'Grenade' ...

Family of Boy Injured by 'Grenade' Has $1M in Medical Bills

Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police.
Digital Dilemma: How Will US Respon...

Digital Dilemma: How Will US Respond to Sony Hack?

US weighs a North Korea response.
What It Takes to Set Up a New Embas...

What It Takes to Set Up a New Embassy In Cuba

Not as much as you would think.
8 Children Killed in Home in Northe...

8 Children Killed in Home in Northern Australia

Police say 8 children have been killed in a home in northern Australia
Dow Industrials Have Their Best Day...

Dow Industrials Have Their Best Day in Three Years

US stocks surge for a second day after Fed's rate pledge; Dow soars more than 400 points
First Look at Boston Bombing Suspec...

First Look at Boston Bombing Suspect, 17 Months Later

Defense plans to file motion to delay the trial.

BBC

Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
Eight children found dead in Cairns

Eight children found dead in Cairns

Eight children are found dead at a house in the Manoora suburb of Cairns, Australia, say police, reportedly after a mass stabbing.
Sony hack is 'US security issue'

Sony hack is 'US security issue'

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
Carbon mission returns global maps

Carbon mission returns global maps

Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".
US Secret Service is too 'insular'

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

New York Times

News Analysis: A Diplomatic Triumph...

News Analysis: A Diplomatic Triumph in Cuba Comes With a Challenge in North Korea

Cuba and North Korea are posing opposite challenges for the Obama administration ? with Havana experimenting with integration, and Pyongyang brandishing a new weapon.
DealBook: For a Second Day, Fed Com...

DealBook: For a Second Day, Fed Comments Send Shares Soaring

The comments by the Federal Reserve open-market committee continue to push stock prices higher.
Obama Intends to Lift Several Restr...

Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own

Administration officials said travel and commerce restrictions could be lifted as early as next month.
Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado ...

Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law

Nebraska and Oklahoma argued that marijuana has entered their states, leading to more arrests, more impounded vehicles and higher jail and court costs.
Sony Attack Is Unraveling Relations...

Sony Attack Is Unraveling Relationships in Hollywood

The attack has disrupted the web of executive, business and talent relationships that stitches together Sony?s core moviemaking operation.
Army Restores Full Benefits for Cap...

Army Restores Full Benefits for Captains Being Forced Out

A change in the Army?s drawdown policy will allow 120 captains who rose from the enlisted ranks to retain their officers? benefits in involuntary retirement.

WallStreet Journal

American Realty Suit Blames Ex-Chai...

American Realty Suit Blames Ex-Chairman

Property mogul Nicholas Schorsch ordered subordinates to manipulate financial results at his firm, American Realty Capital Properties, according to a lawsuit brought against the former chief executive by an ex-chief accounting officer.
Refinery Revival Awaits Tax Vote

Refinery Revival Awaits Tax Vote

A team of energy executives want to buy a defunct St. Croix oil refinery, once the world?s largest. The Virgin Islands Senate is to vote Friday on whether to extend the refinery?s special tax treatment.
BATS CEO Speaks Out Against NYSE Pl...

BATS CEO Speaks Out Against NYSE Plan

BATS Global Markets, one of the three big stock exchange operators, is opposed to a draft proposal by the owner of the New York Stock Exchange to reform the U.S. stock market, its CEO said in an interview.
Luxembourg Agrees to Share Details ...

Luxembourg Agrees to Share Details of Corporate Tax Deals

Luxembourg agreed Thursday to share with the European Commission information on tax deals secured by multinational companies with operations in the small nation.
Ally Gets Subpoena Related to Subpr...

Ally Gets Subpoena Related to Subprime Automotive Finance

Ally Financial has received a subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department asking for information related to the bank?s subprime automotive finance lending practices, the bank said.
Asian Shares Rise on Fed Stance

Asian Shares Rise on Fed Stance

Stocks in Japan and Australia made gains for a second day on Friday, as investor confidence continued to be bolstered by expectations the U.S. is in no rush to raise interest rates.

Wired News

Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating...

Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps

Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps

Secret 2.0, available on iOS and Android, has added several tools to facilitate more frequent anonymous connections among its users.

The post Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps appeared first on WIRED.

Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a D...

Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop

Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop

New research from NASA shows that the Arctic Ocean has been steadily getting more energy from the sun over the past fifteen years.

The post Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop appeared first on WIRED.

Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye ...

Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor

Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor

It?s our last show of 2014, and also Mat Honan?s last show as co-host. He?s starting a new job at Buzzfeed, so what better way to see him off than with a Buzzfeed-style quiz?

The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor appeared first on WIRED.

Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap?

Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap?

Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap?

I have a niece. Several, actually, but I?m thinking about one in particular. I helped deliver her at the hospital, and over the past 18 years I?ve watched her grow into a woman I admire. My niece is smart and conscientious. She knows politics and wants to fight the world’s injustices. She reads. She sings. […]

The post Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap? appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery S...

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

Amazon on Thursday introduced a new service called Prime Now, which lets Prime members in New York City get a range of more than 25,000 ?daily essentials? delivered to them within an hour for $7.99.

The post Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC appeared first on WIRED.

Science Graphic of the Week: Scient...

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan?s North Pole

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole

Saturn?s moon Titan is a wet world, the only other place in the solar system that we know has flowing liquid on its surface. The colorful geomorphic map (above left) combines radar and topographic data of Titan?s north pole to show different features around a large sea called Ligeia Mare.

The post Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole appeared first on WIRED.

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Muschamp lands rich deal as new Aub...

Muschamp lands rich deal as new Auburn DC

Former Florida coach Will Muschamp has agreed to become Auburn's defensive coordinator, the school announced Friday night.
It's official: Celtics ship Rondo t...

It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
Cutler: 'Crossed my mind' Bears ten...

Cutler: 'Crossed my mind' Bears tenure over

Despite coach Marc Trestman benching him just 14 games into a seven-year, $126.7 million contract, quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to remain with the Bears.
Sources: Kemp-to-Padres deal clears...

Sources: Kemp-to-Padres deal clears hurdles

The blockbuster deal between the San Diego Padres and Dodgers involving outfielder Matt Kemp has been agreed upon, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Carmelo sits, has been advised to r...

Carmelo sits, has been advised to rest more

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is out for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday's shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
Jets' Richardson: I'm on same level...

Jets' Richardson: I'm on same level as Watt

One year after being named the NFL's top defensive rookie, New York Jets standout Sheldon Richardson believes he's just as good as any defensive lineman in the league, including J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.

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

Editorial: Sony and Mr. Kim?s Thugs

Editorial: Sony and Mr. Kim?s Thugs

The decision to cancel the release of a movie in response to threats by North Korean hackers could embolden rogue regimes and criminals.
Editorial: Dying In, Rising Up

Editorial: Dying In, Rising Up

The protests over Eric Garner?s death have united New Yorkers. It is the head of the largest police union who divides, with his false narrative of police victimhood.
Editorial: Insurance Fairness for T...

Editorial: Insurance Fairness for Transgender People

In a move to protect the civil rights of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making sure that gender reassignment surgery and other treatments are covered.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Union Future

Op-Ed Columnist: The Union Future

Do the people who have marched over the Brown and Garner cases have the stamina to force change?
Op-Ed Columnist: Putin?s Bubble Bur...

Op-Ed Columnist: Putin?s Bubble Bursts

The global plunge in oil prices and the falling ruble have wreaked havoc on the Russian economy. It?s been quite a comedown for the strongman.
Opinionator | Fixes: Where Does Mor...

Opinionator | Fixes: Where Does Moral Courage Come From?

Kailash Satyarthi, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai this year, turned his life?s setbacks into a mission.

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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Canadian driver jailed for deaths c...

Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.
Canadian picks stranger with ex-gir...

Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
NY City council votes to ban sale o...

NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.
Tennessee police looking for Christ...

Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.
Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan ...

Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.
Alabama police find heroin in toddl...

Alabama police find heroin in toddler's diaper, arrest father

(Reuters) - Police in Alabama arrested a man after finding 14 grams of heroin hidden in his 2-year-old daughter's diaper, a discovery aided by a tip from the girl's 5-year-old sister, authorities said on Tuesday.
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