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News Daily - United States

Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, four killed: eyewitnesses

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Shells hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses said. A Reuters correspondent at the scene saw a blast hole in the playground of school number 57 in Donetsk’s Kiev district and another crater in a…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:47 am

Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday, Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight coalition attack. A Reuters correspondent on the Turkish side of the border could hear jets overhead and saw a column…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:36 am

De Silvestro’s F1 driving program grinds to a halt

LONDON (Reuters) – Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro’s hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to her lack of funds. The 26-year-old had been expected to take part in first practice at next month’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin and had…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:32 am

Europe schism casts pall over British PM Cameron’s big day

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) – A schism over Europe cast a pall over the final day of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party conference, the last before a national election next year, after a party donor became the latest figure to defect to the anti-EU UKIP party. Hours before Cameron was due to deliver a keynote speech, Arron Banks, a businessman…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:29 am

SocGen says ‘nothing to expect’ soon on U.S. sanctions probe

PARIS (Reuters) – Societe Generale said it plans to finish an internal investigation into dollar transfers made on behalf of entities based in countries subject to U.S. sanctions, linked to talks with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, by the end of next year. “No news is good news,” SocGen Chief Executive Frederic Oudea told an investor conference in…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:25 am

Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish

BERLIN (Reuters) – It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich’s 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans’ need to make their dominance count more effectively. A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat but despite a string of chances…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:20 am

Hong Kong police barricade streets, block in protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police barricaded city streets on Sunday to block in thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators surrounding Hong Kong government headquarters after they accelerated a plan to shut down the heart of the global financial hub. Leaders and supporters of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace movement, many wearing plastic capes and goggles to fend off…

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:06 am


Real Clear Politics - United States

Insurance Commissioner urges health reform plans

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits it would offer under federal health care reform.During a meeting with health care officials on Wednesday, Praeger says if Kansas doesn’t pick its own plan for a health insurance exchange, the federal government will make the decision for the

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:43 pm

Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

More than two years after it was signed into law, the most contentious part of Arizona’s landmark immigration legislation is expected to go into effect following a federal court ruling issue late Wednesday.But the U.S. Supreme Court laid a legal minefield that Arizona now must navigate when the critical provision takes effect. The clause, one of

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:40 pm

Biden will head to Ohio’s Appalachian region

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio’s Appalachian region, an area loaded with white, working-class voters that President Barack Obama’s campaign hopes to appeal to in the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention.The Obama campaign has so far announced rallies in Zanesville in eastern Ohio and the southeastern Ohio

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:37 pm

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate for US Senate

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono are facing each other in the first of five general election debates in their race to replace U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.The Senate hopefuls planned to debate for about 90 minutes on Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.The chamber is billing the event as a

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:34 pm

Pine Bluff election in question due to Census data

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the November mayoral election.Redus wants to remain mayor for an additional two years to realign the city’s election cycle, which needs to change because of new U.S. Census data.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( http://is.gd/Y36rVi) that Pine Bluff’s population dropped

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:07 pm

Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters and get them to come out on Election Day.Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:01 pm

Longoria promises ‘no empty chairs’ at convention

Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint Eastwood’s speech to Republicans.Longoria tells NBC’s “Today” there will be no empty chairs.Eastwood gave a bizarre and rambling address last week at the Republican convention, talking to an empty chair as he pretended to converse with

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 2:58 pm

Time - United States

Washington Issues Statement Backing Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to discuss the ongoing protests with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 8:38 am

White House Urges Calm After First Confirmed U.S. Ebola Case

“You can’t get Ebola through air. You can’t get Ebola through water. You can’t get Ebola through food in the U.S.”

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 1:29 am

Air Force Keeps Pilots Alive with iPlane Upgrade

New software roboflies F-16s out of trouble

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 1:13 am

The Real Truth About the Wall Street Bailouts

It happens to be the one we already know

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 8:55 pm

Holder Says Apple’s iPhone Encryption Will Thwart Child Abuse Investigations

“It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy”

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 7:48 pm

Bobby Jindal to Appear With Hobby Lobby Family

Louisiana governor will stand alongside the Green family at an event, as he prepares the way for likely presidential bid

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 7:43 pm

Meet the Woman Who Could Keep Control of the Senate Up for Grabs

Libertarian Amanda Swafford considers forcing a Jan. 6 run-off in the Peach State’s Senate race a victory for third party candidates everywhere

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 7:41 pm

NPR - United States

Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who ‘Work For The American People’

Elizabeth Warren says a new recordings of conversation by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown continue.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:03 am

Transcript: Sen. Warren’s Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:03 am

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba, reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:03 am

30-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Embraces Her Youth

The GOP aims to pick up a House seat in northern New York. If Elise Stefanik wins, she would be the youngest woman elected to Congress. Democrats hope Aaron Woolf can help them hang onto the seat.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 8:58 am

‘All The Truth Is Out’ Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates’ characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart’s 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 5:21 pm

Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 11:34 am

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking it slow when it comes to public events. Her opponent, Democrat Rep. Gary Peters, leads in polls, but the race is close.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 9:06 am

Yahoo - United States

US-led strikes on IS outside Syria’s Ain al-Arab: monitor

The strikes hit IS fronts south and southeast of the embattled border town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidBeirut (AFP) – US-led forces carried out at least five air strikes on Wednesday against Islamic State group fighters outside the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, a monitoring group said.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 10:00 am

US could topple my government, kill me: Argentina’s Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addresses supporters at Government House in Buenos Aires on September 30, 2014Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner charged in an emotional address that domestic and US interests were pushing to topple her government, and could even kill her.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:55 am

The First Political Sex Scandal Casualty

The First Political Sex Scandal CasualtyIn a new book on the 1987 episode that wrecked Gary Hart’s presidential chances, Matt Bai argues that it marks the moment when political reporting went tabloid.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:55 am

Backed by strikes, Kurds battle to defend key Syria town

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets prepare to land at the Akrotiri British airbase, near the Cypriot port city of Limassol, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:47 am

The Fox News Apology Tour

The Fox News Apology TourFour apologies in one week over at Fox News! But it’s interesting to observe what they are and aren’t sorry about.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:45 am

Restless Prince Returns From Wilderness

Restless Prince Returns From Wilderness‘PlectrumElectrum’ and ‘Art Official Age’ show Prince’s willingness to shape his material into coherent and compelling albums that’s been absent for a while. He’s not coasting anymore.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:45 am

The People Vs. the Bank of Walmart

The People Vs. the Bank of WalmartThe giant retailer is realizing its dream of getting into the banking business, which should terrify populists of all stripes.


Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:45 am

Star Tribune - United States

Wife questioned and released after mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot and killed

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:30 am

3 candidates to take stage for prime-time Minnesota governor debate; 1st of 5 before election

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 9:05 am

Tim Gunn, panel rate first lady style: Michelle Obama ‘divine,’ Hillary Clinton not so much

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:25 am

Fastest path to same-sex marriage for some Americans would be Supreme Court rejection of cases

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:25 am

Details of presidential security breaches evolving despite hours of questioning by lawmakers

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:20 am

Obama looks to find his economic voice again in the midst of foreign challenges, airstrikes

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:20 am

Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:20 am


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