Dozens of gunshots were heard inside Canada?s Parliament on Wednesday morning shortly after a soldier was reported shot at the nearby National War Memorial, according to police and witnesses on the scene.Read full article >>
Seven years after American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis by firing machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle, a jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted all four Blackwater Worldwide guards charged in the incident, one of the most ignominious chapters of the Iraq war.Read full article >>
All travelers who arrive in the United States from Ebola-stricken countries will be closely monitored for 21 days by public health officials starting Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.Read full article >>
In protests held in Ferguson, Mo., for more than two months, some said 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Hence the clarion call: ?Hands up, don?t shoot.?Read full article >>
An American tourist who was arrested in North Korea in May after leaving a Bible in a public place returned home Wednesday as he raced into the arms of his family at an airport reunion.
Jeffrey Fowle, 56, bounded down the steps of a U.S. military plane carrying two suitcases after a predawn landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio ? about 10 miles from his home in Miamisburg.Read full article >>
The record amount of independent spending swamping this year?s congressional races is fueling a deeply negative political atmosphere, as attack ads from independent groups overwhelm the messages of candidates in many competitive races.Read full article >>
“It’s all about the cloud.” We hear or see that phrase in meetings, presentations, email pitches, articles — constantly. Aside from the trend, cloud in the federal government is fueled by three essential trends: Agencies are seeking a Cloud First approach in their new technology investments; They need to do more with existing or fewer resources; and, Government leaders have a desire […]
The Ebola epidemic in Africa looks likely to continue for months more, and it's possible that another traveler might make it to the United States, either covertly or innocently. If so, let's try to keep our Ebolanoia under control.
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Steve Herrod was there for the rise of Nicira, the Silicon Valley startup that reinvented the way we build computer networks and then sold itself to tech giant VMware for $1.26 billion. He was VMware’s chief technology officer at the time, one of the driving forces behind this massive deal, and after leaving VMware for […]
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This new design could help revitalize a major area of Washington, D.C.
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LOS 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. ...
By 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. ...
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. ...
(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. ...