Tuesday, 30 June 2015

President and first lady joke, banter with White House 'intruders'

USA TODAYPresident and first lady joke, banter with White House 'intruders'USA TODAYThe president and first lady decided to practice a new kind of security tactic when they ran into about 50 intruders on the White House South Lawn Tuesday night. They joined them. About 50 Girl Scouts were making themselves at home on the White House ...Obama to Girl Scouts: 'What are you guys doing in my yard?'Washington Post (blog)First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawnWashington TimesGirl Scouts Campout on White House LawnNBCNews.comall 112 news articles »

Another historic black church burns in South Carolina

Fox NewsAnother historic black church burns in South CarolinaFox NewsJuly 1, 2015: Smoke rises from Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP). A historic African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday ...A historic black church burns near Charleston, the seventh in a spate of firesWashington PostAnother Black Church Burns in the South, the Eighth in 10 DaysTIMEAnother Historically Black Church in South Carolina BurnsNBCNews.comseattlepi.com -New York Times -Reutersall 131 news articles »

US heads to World Cup final with 2

Fox NewsUS heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over GermanyFox NewsJune 30, 2015: United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) jumps into the arms of Carli Lloyd after O'Hara scored against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Montreal, Canada. (AP). Carli Lloyd buried a ...The US roars into World Cup final with fierce win over GermanyUSA TODAYUS Women's Soccer Team Beats Germany to Advance to World Cup FinalsABC NewsUnited States beats Germany, 2-0, to advance to Women's World Cup finalLos Angeles TimesWall Street Journal (blog) -ABC Online -New York Daily Newsall 915 news articles »

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

New York TimesMisty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet TheaterNew York TimesMisty Copeland was fast becoming the most famous ballerina in the United States — making the cover of Time magazine, being profiled by “60 Minutes,” becoming a social media sensation and dancing ballet's biggest roles on some of its grandest stages.​Misty Copeland, a tour de force, breaks ballet barrierCBS NewsAmerican Ballet Theatre promotes Misty Copeland to principal dancer, making ...New York Daily NewsMisty Copeland Is American Ballet Theatre's First Black Female Principal DancerABC NewsChron.com -Sydney Morning Herald -Bangkok Postall 309 news articles »

US and Cuba to announce embassy openings

ABC NewsUS and Cuba to announce embassy openingsCNNWashington (CNN) The United States and Cuba on Wednesday plan to officially seal the renewal of diplomatic ties begun last year, announcing the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in more than half-a-century, two senior ...US, Cuba to announce embassy openingsUSA TODAYSources: U.S., Cuba have reached agreement on opening embassiesMiami HeraldUS, Cuba to Announce Deal to Open Foreign EmbassiesNBCNews.comTelegraph.co.uk -Los Angeles Times -Washington Postall 93 news articles »

Iran nuclear talks: Major powers agree to extend deadline for historic deal to ...

ABC OnlineIran nuclear talks: Major powers agree to extend deadline for historic deal to ...ABC OnlineIran and six major powers have given themselves until July 7 to clinch a historic nuclear deal as a midnight deadline approached in marathon talks with no breakthrough in sight. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, who joined the talks in Vienna on ...Amid chest thumping, US and Iran extend talks on nuclear dealChristian Science MonitorIran, Greece, Climate Change Dominate US-Brazil MeetingWall Street JournalKerry, Zarif had 'productive' meeting in Vienna -State DepartmentReutersFirstpost -Boston Heraldall 4,080 news articles »


Los Angeles TimesExport-Import Bank set for midnight expiration, conservatives cheer demiseFox NewsConservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.US Export-Import Bank Expires as Political Fight ContinuesVoice of AmericaEx-Im Bank is dead. Long live the Ex-Im Bank? | Jon TaltonThe Seattle TimesFederal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expirationseattlepi.comRealClearPolitics -The Charlottesville Newsplexall 227 news articles »

Mexico Drops Out of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

NBCNews.comMexico Drops Out of Donald Trump's Miss Universe PageantNBCNews.comFallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul — and Mexico announced it won't ...Cheryl Burke dumps Trump, tooUSA TODAYMiss USA co-host Cheryl Burke drops out of pageant over Donald Trump's anti ...New York Daily NewsCheryl Burke becomes 3rd Miss USA co-host to drop outChron.comCNNMoney -CNBCall 2,646 news articles »

12 prison staffers suspended after convicted killers escape

New York Post12 prison staffers suspended after convicted killers escapeNew York PostStaffers at the Clinton Correctional Facility are in hot water after David Sweat (left) and Richard Matt's escape. Photo: AP. FOLLOW THE STORY. 12 prison staffers suspended after convicted killers escape · Escaped killer tells all, throws Shaw-skank ...and more »

New York prison superintendent, 11 others on leave after inmates' escape

ReutersNew York prison superintendent, 11 others on leave after inmates' escapeReutersPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. The superintendent and 11 other workers have been put on leave at Clinton Correctional Facility after a pair of inmates escaped early this month, setting off a three-week-long manhunt, family members and New York state officials said ...and more »

Jeb Bush set to release 33 years of tax returns

Miami HeraldJeb Bush set to release 33 years of tax returnsMiami HeraldJeb Bush on Tuesday will release 33 years of income tax returns, a figure his campaign says is more than any other presidential candidate in history. Much attention will be paid to Bush's later returns, when his final term as Florida governor ended. He ...Jeb Bush releasing 33 years of tax records in show of transparencyReutersRepublican candidate Bush to release years of tax returnsNew Zealand HeraldGOP's Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Personal Tax ReturnsABC NewsWashington Post (blog) -MSNBC -Christian Science Monitorall 317 news articles »

Prison chief, 11 others placed on leave after escape

USA TODAYPrison chief, 11 others placed on leave after escapeUSA TODAYThe superintendent and 11 other officials at a Northern New York prison have been placed on administrative leave, fallout from the escape this month of two killers. Steven Racette, the superintendent at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, two ...New York Prison Break: Twelve Employees Placed on Leave After EscapeNBCNews.comNew York prison break: 12 workers on leaveWLKY LouisvilleJoyce Mitchell 'ecstatic' prison manhunt is overWPTZ The Champlain ValleyNews 10NBC -International Business Times -CorrectionsOneall 380 news articles »

European Commission President Approached Greek Prime Minister Alexis ...

Wall Street JournalEuropean Commission President Approached Greek Prime Minister Alexis ...Wall Street JournalATHENS—The president of the European Commission approached Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday night about a last-minute financing deal that would require the government in Athens to campaign in favor of the deal in a referendum, ...Greece debt crisis: 'Last-minute talks after new offer'BBC NewsMany Greeks Still Want a DealNew York TimesCrunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout endsMiami HeraldReuters -Reuters Blogs (blog) -CBS Newsall 10,129 news articles »

Republican Christie to launch 2016 bid with promise of straight talk

ReutersRepublican Christie to launch 2016 bid with promise of straight talkReutersNEW YORK New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will formally launch his 2016 presidential bid on Tuesday, hoping to rejuvenate his sagging poll numbers with a dose of personality and a vow to be the blunt-talking Republican who tells it like it is. The ...Q&A: Chris Christie's White House runFinancial TimesChris Christie, a faded Republican star, expected to launch presidential ...Washington Post (blog)Christie back at high school to announce 2016 runSalonReuters Blogs (blog)all 506 news articles »

Indonesian Military Plane Crashes in Residential Area

ABC NewsIndonesian Military Plane Crashes in Residential AreaABC NewsAn Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules with 12 people on board crashed Tuesday into a residential area in Medan, the country's third largest city, authorities said. There was no immediate word on casualties.Indonesia Military Plane Crashes Into Hotel; Dozens KilledNBCNews.comAt least 5 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian cityCNNHospital: Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash in Medan city rises to 20Washington PostFox News -Chron.com -Reutersall 181 news articles »

Monday, 29 June 2015

Washington wildfire tears through thousands of acres

CNNWashington wildfire tears through thousands of acresCNN(CNN) Randy Dawson called 911 when he spotted flames near his house in central Washington state. It wasn't long before the fast-moving blaze came even closer. "I saw ... the fire start down the road from us about 200 yards and race up the hill and ...People evacuate to emergency shelter while firefighters battle wildfires in ...Telegraph.co.ukWashington's Sleepy Hollow fire burns 24 houses, unites a neighborhoodUSA TODAYHot conditions spark Washington wildfireChron.comSTLtoday.com -ABC Online -Financial Expressall 812 news articles »

Man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train, second passenger dies: media

ReutersMan sets himself alight on Japan bullet train, second passenger dies: mediaReutersTOKYO Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze on Tuesday, media reports said. The train, carrying about 1,000 passengers, made an emergency stop on its way from Tokyo to the ...Passenger Sets Self on Fire on Japan's Bullet TrainNew York TimesFire on bullet train in Japan caused by apparent suicide attempt, officials sayCNNJapanese government says passenger on bullet train sets self on fire; 2 ...Washington PostTelegraph.co.uk -The Guardian -Times of Indiaall 89 news articles »

Obama plans to extend overtime to more salaried workers

TIMEObama plans to extend overtime to more salaried workersWashington PostPresident Obama said Monday that he wants to require overtime pay for salaried workers who make up to $50,400 a year, a proposal that the White House estimates will cover nearly 5 million workers. The changes would go into effect in 2016 and would ...Obama Making Millions More Americans Eligible for OvertimeNew York TimesNew federal rules to boost overtime pay for millionsLos Angeles TimesObama to push OT protection for 5 million unprotected workersChristian Science MonitorFinancial Times -ABC News -NPRall 107 news articles »

Bobby Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same

New York TimesBobby Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex ...Fox NewsLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for now state agencies will comply with the Supreme Court's ruling to recognize same-sex marriage.Civilities: Jim Obergefell on what's next for him and the LGBT communityWashington PostSame-sex marriage ruling faces religious rights battle in TexasUSA TODAYLa. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licensesKansas City StarNOLA.com -NMPolitics.netall 1,271 news articles »

David Sweat wheeled off a plane during transfer to trauma unit

Daily MailDavid Sweat wheeled off a plane during transfer to trauma unitDaily MailGov. Cuomo said Monday that David Sweat, 35, who was nabbed Sunday, had split up from his older escape partner Richard Matt five days ago; It's also been revealed that Sweat's condition was upgraded to serious overnight when it was determined he ...and more »

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

ReutersObama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still aheadReutersWASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Flanked by some ...Obama Signs Trade Bill Into LawWall Street Journal (blog)In bipartisan ceremony, Obama signs trade legislation, calls for ...Washington Post (blog)Obama Signs Trade, Worker Assistance Bills Into LawABC NewsUSA TODAY -Fortuneall 150 news articles »

Rocket Headed to International Space Station Explodes on Take

ABC NewsRocket Headed to International Space Station Explodes on Take-OffABC NewsThe rocket was carrying food, clothes, equipment and other supplies for the astronauts aboard the ISS. 2:04 | 06/28/15. Share. Title. Description. Share From. Share With. Facebook. Tweet. </> Embed. Email. <br/><a href="http://ift.tt/1QZM1qR space assumptions explode along with cargoFinancial TimesString of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industryEconomic TimesSpaceX Rocket Falls Apart on Way to Space StationNew York TimesSFGate -The Globe and Mail -Computerworldall 1,354 news articles »

High Colombian official urges courts to OK same

Fox NewsHigh Colombian official urges courts to OK same-sex marriageWashington PostBOGOTA, Colombia — A top Cabinet minister on Sunday urged Colombia's courts to legalize same-sex marriage and support the right of such couples to adopt. Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo noted Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that ...Colombia's interior minister urges courts to legalize marriage, adoptions for ...Fox Newsall 36 news articles »

Supreme Court Rejects Convicted Congressman's Appeal

BloombergSupreme Court Rejects Convicted Congressman's AppealHuffington PostBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by former congressman Richard Renzi seeking to challenge his 2013 conviction stemming from a proposed federal land swap deal the Arizona ...Supreme Court won't hear jailed congressman's appealWashington Post (blog)US top court rejects convicted congressman Renzi's appealReutersJustices won't hear ex-Rep. Rick Renzi appeal of convictionWashington TimesBloomberg -Roll Call (blog)all 50 news articles »

Texas will give legal help to officials who refuse same

Los Angeles TimesTexas will give legal help to officials who refuse same-sex couples on religious ...Los Angeles TimesThe Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face ...Can a Texas county clerk refuse to issue a gay marriage license? It's complicated.Washington Post (blog)Texas attorney general calls court's gay marriage decision 'a lawless ruling'Christian Science MonitorShe Refused to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses on Friday. But Here's Why This ...TheBlaze.comPeople Magazine -Reuters -The Guardianall 285 news articles »