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Bergdahl could be questioned next w...

Bergdahl could be questioned next week

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the U.S. Army General looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.
Girl hit by plane on beach dies

Girl hit by plane on beach dies

The 9-year-old girl critically injured when an airplane struck her on a Florida beach last weekend has died, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
Is she really a plus-size model?

Is she really a plus-size model?

Robyn Lawley, who wears a size 12, is drawing praise for posting unretouched photos of herself in protest against airbrushing. LZ Granderson argues her protest highlights a wider problem.
Malaysia Airlines considers rebrand

Malaysia Airlines considers rebrand

Malaysia Airlines struggles to recover from recent tragedies. CNN's Ana Cabrera shares the plan to rebrand their image.
Family feud cost millions of lives

Family feud cost millions of lives

On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Over the next week, Europe's royals exchange a flurry of telegrams.
Teen caught on cam taking THIS ...

Teen caught on cam taking THIS ...

A Michigan man videotaped a teen trying to take his moped and then confronted the teen about it. WZZM has more.

FoxNews

Benghazi committee head says no wit...

Benghazi committee head says no witness off limits, including Clinton

REP. TREY GOWDY, the chairman of the select committee investigating the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya tells Fox News that he could go to court to compel testimony from potential witnesses. VIDEO: Rep. Gowdy breaks silence on Benghazi investigation Bankrolling terror? European countries reportedly paying millions in ransoms to Al Qaeda
RACE AGAINST TIME Conservatives c...

RACE AGAINST TIME Conservatives concerned over VA reform bill's cost

FLEEING EBOLA Aid groups order do...
MISSING MOM MYSTERY Oregon woman ...

MISSING MOM MYSTERY Oregon woman last seen buying trail mix, pills

ASSAD MUST GO? Obama's Syria deman...

ASSAD MUST GO? Obama's Syria demand fades as casualties grow

Palestinians accuse Israel of strik...

Palestinians accuse Israel of striking UN school in Gaza refugee camp - Facebook removes page calling for death of Jews - OPINION: How Hamas plans to win by losing

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

PG&E charged with obstruction in fa...

PG&E charged with obstruction in fatal explosion

The explosion destroyed 38 homes, killed eight people and injured dozens.
      
 
 
Massive water main break floods UCL...

Massive water main break floods UCLA campus

A major water main break floods the University of California, Los Angeles campus and strands motorists. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters
      
 
 
Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City

Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City

President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in America's heartland. They had dinner at Arthur Bryant's self-serve barbecue joint in Kansas City. (July 30)
      
 
 
Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water. (July 30)
      
 
 
Raw: Japanese soldiers storm beach ...

Raw: Japanese soldiers storm beach in exercises

Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries as part of the Rim of the Pacific exercises in Hawaii this month. (July 30)
      
 
 
Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in...

Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza

A Palestinian health official and a UN Spokesman say Israeli tank shells hit a crowded UN school sheltering refugees in Gaza, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90. (July 30)
      
 
 

Washington Post

Boogie boards and inflatable boats ...

Boogie boards and inflatable boats on Sunset Boulevard after water main bursts

Millions of gallons of water spewed from a burst 90-year-old water pipe under Sunset Boulevard, flooding the University of California at Los Angeles campus and surrounding areas Tuesday, according to officials. In the aftermath of the more than 3-hour deluge, about an inch of water still stood in the school?s sports arena.

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Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare f...

Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for long Gaza conflict, as at least 10 more are killed

JERUSALEM ? Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon.

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Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza...

Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides

JERUSALEM ? The airwaves are filled with images of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip. President Obama is pressing for an immediate cease-fire. More than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed.

But at home, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding a massive wave of popularity.

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Defense attorney: McDonnell marriag...

Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ?broken down?

RICHMOND ? Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife on Tuesday unveiled an unorthodox defense to the federal corruption charges against them: Maureen McDonnell had a ?crush? on the charismatic executive who lavished gifts and cash on the couple.

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Adm. William McRaven, retiring Spec...

Adm. William McRaven, retiring Special Operations chief, to lead University of Texas

Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the Pentagon?s secretive U.S. Special Operations Command, will become the next chancellor of the University of Texas system later this year after retiring from the military, university officials announced Tuesday.

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Federal review stalled after findin...

Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades

Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said.

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Reuters

EU/China solar deal offers no dumpi...

EU/China solar deal offers no dumping protection: EU producers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's deal to end a trade dispute over solar panels with China risks creating a downward spiral of prices, further damaging the EU producers it is designed to protect, their association said on Wednesday.
China July official PMI seen hittin...

China July official PMI seen hitting eight-month high

BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's vast factory sector likely expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, adding to evidence that the economy is regaining momentum after a burst of government stimulus measures.
Euro touches eight-month low, Europ...

Euro touches eight-month low, European shares fall

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were at record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further European Central Bank policy easing.
Euro touches eight-month low, Europ...

Euro touches eight-month low, European shares fall

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit an eight-month trough against the dollar on Wednesday and German bond yields were at record lows ahead of inflation data expected to boost the case for further European Central Bank policy easing.
Amazon to invest $2 billion more in...

Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India as e-commerce race heats up

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it will invest a further $2 billion in India just a day after the country's largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted $1 billion of fresh funds, raising the stakes in a nascent but fast-growing e-commerce sector.
Barclays profits fall as investment...

Barclays profits fall as investment bank income sags

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays Plc said its underlying profits fell 8 percent in the second quarter as the British bank's attempts to crack down on high-risk trading and subdued market activity took a toll on investment banking revenue.

ABC

Woman's Quest to Go Vegan So PETA W...

Woman's Quest to Go Vegan So PETA Will Pay Her Water Bill

As thousands of Detroit residents struggle without water, one woman is reaching out to an unlikely source to pay her overdue bill: PETA.
Shells Hit UN School in Gaza, Kill ...

Shells Hit UN School in Gaza, Kill 15

The strike follows deadliest day in Israel-Hamas conflict.
Andi and Josh Share Details of Thei...

Andi and Josh Share Details of Their Secret Dates

"Bachelorette" fans learned Monday night that Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray were engaged. But the proposal actually happened months ago and, since the end of filming, the two have had to sneak around Atlanta, where they both live, to see each other.
Water Main Break Floods UCLA's Bask...

Water Main Break Floods UCLA's Basketball Court, Campus Buildings

The flooding comes at a particularly bad time.
Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Dise...

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes and cause flesh-eating disease.
Teen's Alleged Kidnapper Arrested T...

Teen's Alleged Kidnapper Arrested Twice While She Was Missing

The man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager Abigail Hernandez was arrested twice during the nine months that she was missing, court records indicate.

BBC

UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter

UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter

UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.
US and EU expand sanctions on Russi...

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond

Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond

The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns.
Argentina hours away from default

Argentina hours away from default

No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.
'Dozens trapped' by Indian landslid...

'Dozens trapped' by Indian landslide

About 40 houses are buried and up to 150 people feared trapped after a landslide hit a village in western India, officials say.
Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide tria...

Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial

The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.

New York Times

Israeli Shells Said to Hit School i...

Israeli Shells Said to Hit School in Gaza, Killing at Least 15

The United Nations-run school was serving as a shelter for Palestinians fleeing attacks in other parts of Gaza.
Lawmakers Voice Skepticism on Iran ...

Lawmakers Voice Skepticism on Iran Nuclear Deal

If an accord is reached, it would not be a formal treaty, so the Senate would not be called upon to ratify it.
More Californians Sign Up for Healt...

More Californians Sign Up for Health Plans, Survey Says, but Holdouts May Be Hard to Get

A survey from the Kaiser Foundation said many previously uninsured Californians had been able to get coverage, through either Medicaid or private insurers.
Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has L...

Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person?s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.
Sports of The Times: Michael Sam Fo...

Sports of The Times: Michael Sam Focuses On Making the Rams, Not History

For Michael Sam, who disclosed in February that he is gay, the goal is to talk less about his historical role and impact on the game and more about his attempt to land a roster spot with the St. Louis Rams.
Memo From South Africa: Honoring a ...

Memo From South Africa: Honoring a Filmmaker in the Shadow of Apartheid

Although he did not oppose apartheid, Tonie van der Merwe created movies exclusively for blacks, launching the careers of many actors and technicians in the ?70s and ?80s.

WallStreet Journal

Banks Ready Plan to Aid Argentina

Banks Ready Plan to Aid Argentina

Members of Argentina's banking association, known as Adeba, are working on a last-minute plan to help the country avoid default, according to people familiar with the idea.
Twitter Silences Naysayers as Users...

Twitter Silences Naysayers as Users Surge

Twitter quieted its doubters, at least for now, over its ability to jump-start shrinking user growth in the shadow of larger rival Facebook. The social-media company posted strong results across the board.
Barclays Swings to Quarterly Profit

Barclays Swings to Quarterly Profit

Barclays swung to a net profit in the second quarter but is under renewed pressure in the U.S. after authorities extended a nonprosecution agreement to cover a probe into alleged foreign-exchange manipulation.
Regulator Wants Monitors at Deutsch...

Regulator Wants Monitors at Deutsche Bank, Barclays

New York's Department of Financial Services is pushing to install monitors inside the U.S. offices of Deutsche Bank and Barclays as part of an investigation into possible manipulation in the foreign-exchange market.
McDonald's Ruling Sets Ominous Tone...

McDonald's Ruling Sets Ominous Tone for Franchisers

McDonald's Corp. could be treated as a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints, according to a National Labor Relations Board legal determination that could have far-reaching implications.
Waiting Game: Sprint, T-Mobile

Waiting Game: Sprint, T-Mobile

The slow progress in Sprint's pursuit of T-Mobile is in part tied to the public nature of the deal. With all the details out, there isn't as much pressure to make an announcement.

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

Uber and Airbnb Plan to Woo Corpora...

Uber and Airbnb Plan to Woo Corporate Clients the Same Way Apple Did

In the eyes of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, nothing is worth more right now than rooms and rides. Airbnb (the rooms) and Uber (the rides) are the two most highly valued private companies in startup land, with Airbnb’s price tag at $10 billion and Uber’s reaching $18.2 billion. Now, all they have to do is […]
Will All Those People Tweeting Abou...

Will All Those People Tweeting About Batman v Superman Go See It?

The tweets have spoken—and according to the social media gods Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most talked about thing at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Zack Snyder-directed flick, however, is not stacking up to be the thing people actually intend to watch. That honor, surprisingly, goes to MTV's Teen Wolf, according to new analysis of Twitter chatter during the con.
Apple Gives Its Retina MacBook Pros...

Apple Gives Its Retina MacBook Pros a Back-to-School Spec Boost

Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with improved specs, including speedier Intel processors and lowered price tags.
How Dodge Packed 707 HP Into the He...

How Dodge Packed 707 HP Into the Hellcat Without Destroying It

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful production car a major American automaker has ever produced. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine delivers a ludicrous 707 horsepower. To put that in perspective, an Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporter has 700 horsepower, and it tows 70-ton tanks around battlefields for a living. That’s […]
David Lynch?s New Ad for Nail Polis...

David Lynch?s New Ad for Nail Polish Is as Weird as You?d Expect

To stave off any Lynch-ian withdrawals, we suggest you direct your attention to the avant-garde director?s latest work.
A Trippy Light Show That Lets You D...

A Trippy Light Show That Lets You Dance With Light and Shadows

People love to dance, but it?s no easy task convincing them to do so in a museum. It?s even tougher if they?re German.

Sports ESPN

Cabrera, Dickey help Jays trample R...

Cabrera, Dickey help Jays trample Red Sox

Melky Cabrera and R.A. Dickey helped the Toronto Blue Jays romp past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.
Cards, CB Peterson agree to record ...

Cards, CB Peterson agree to record $70M deal

The Arizona Cardinals have agreed with Patrick Peterson on a five-year contract extension, a deal the Pro Bowler said Tuesday night is worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, which makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Lester scratched from start but no ...

Lester scratched from start but no trade yet

Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will not make his scheduled start Wednesday, but he has not been traded -- yet.
Castro fly in 16th ends Cubs' longe...

Castro fly in 16th ends Cubs' longest game

Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Boeheim calls Rose 'most impressive...

Boeheim calls Rose 'most impressive' player

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continues to open eyes in Team USA's training camp as he makes his way back from the torn meniscus in his right knee that cost him all but 10 games of the past season.
Sources: Gordon faults secondhand s...

Sources: Gordon faults secondhand smoke

The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from secondhand marijuana smoke, according to sources.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Night at the Opera...

Op-Ed Columnist: Night at the Opera?

As the clock ticks down on union negotiations, the Met plays out its most painful opera.
Opinionator | The Stone: Detroit?s ...

Opinionator | The Stone: Detroit?s Drought of Democracy

The city?s emergency powers are being exercised to maximize financial efficiency. But there is no obvious connection between financial efficiency and the public good.
Editorial: Stronger Sanctions on Ru...

Editorial: Stronger Sanctions on Russia, at Last

The additional measures adopted by the European Union and the United States are designed to exact a heavy price from President Vladimir Putin, and deservedly so.
Editorial: Gov. Cuomo?s Latest Excu...

Editorial: Gov. Cuomo?s Latest Excuses

The governor of New York finally responded to a report in The Times about his interference with ethics investigators with more unconvincing spin.
Op-Ed Columnist: ?Maybe in America?

Op-Ed Columnist: ?Maybe in America?

Madagascar is an example of a combination of global pressures coming to the fore.
Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Van Hollen...

Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Van Hollen to Introduce Plan to Auction Pollution Permits

Reduce pollution and give Americans money? Sounds like a plan.

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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Water main break, geyser flood UCLA...

Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus, strand motorists

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets.
Sniffer dog warning sends Australia...

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian budget airline Jetstar apologized on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away "anything you shouldn't have".
More mysterious craters found in Ru...

More mysterious craters found in Russia's remote Siberia region

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.
Texas man slams car into house afte...

Texas man slams car into house after arguing with wife, police say

DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man has been arrested for assault on suspicion of slamming a car into his home after getting into an argument with his wife, who was inside and severely injured when the vehicle crashed into a bathroom, police said on Tuesday.
Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop...

Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A physically fit felon escaped from a detention facility in Arizona by scaling a basketball hoop in the yard and then jumping from it onto a fence, authorities said on Monday.
Fist bumps relay 90 percent less ge...

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday.
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