Friday, 14 August 2015

European Commission confirms euro zone deal to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros

ReutersEuropean Commission confirms euro zone deal to lend Greece up to 86 billion eurosReutersBRUSSELS International creditors have agreed to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros over three years, the European Commission confirmed on Friday following six hours of talks in Brussels. "New loans of up to 86 billion euros will be made available over ...Greece's Euro Partners Approve Billions in New LoansNew York TimesEurozone Finance Ministers Approve New Bailout For GreeceWall Street JournalEuro ministers set to launch Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debtThe Globe and MailRTE.ie -The Guardian -CNBCall 4,106 news articles »

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al

ABC NewsISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Sexually Abused American Hostage Kayla ...ABC NewsBefore her death earlier this year, American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by the top leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to counter-terrorism officials. Mueller's family confirmed to ABC News that government officials have ...'ISIS leader al-Baghdadi repeatedly raped US hostage Mueller before her death'Jerusalem Post Israel NewsIsis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi repeatedly raped US hostage Kayla Mueller and ...The Independentall 13 news articles »

Carly Fiorina will probably regret her push for vaccine 'choice'

CNNCarly Fiorina will probably regret her push for vaccine 'choice'Washington Post[This post had been updated]. Carly Fiorina believes parents should make the choice whether to vaccinate their children. "When in doubt, it is always the parents' choice," Fiorina told a rural Iowa audience Thursday evening. Later that night, she added ...Carly Fiorina: Vaccinations should be left up to parentsPoliticoCarly Fiorina's Position On Vaccines Is ConfusedForbesCarly Fiorina's breakout moment: Can she capitalize on it?Christian Science MonitorSalt Lake Tribune -Fox Business -Slate Magazine (blog)all 69 news articles »

Want to know what Obama's listening to? Check Spotify

ReutersWant to know what Obama's listening to? Check SpotifyReutersEDGARTOWN, Mass. If hearing Barack Obama break into song hasn't satisfied your presidential music needs, you can now listen to his playlists on Spotify. The White House on Friday released two music sets "hand-created" by the president of the United ...White House launches Spotify page with playlists by President ObamaLos Angeles TimesObama made us a summer mix tape. Here's what's on it.Washington Post#POTUSPlaylist: Obama's 'Handpicked' Summer Jams Hit SpotifyNBCNews.comSan Jose Mercury News -New York Daily News -Wiredall 250 news articles »

Prince George's Parents Ask Paparazzi to Lay Off

Wall Street JournalPrince George's Parents Ask Paparazzi to Lay OffWall Street JournalLONDON—Britain's royal family is asking the media not to publish paparazzi photographs of Prince George following the overseas publication of pictures showing the 2-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In an open letter Friday from ...Palace tells paparazzi, media: Back off Prince GeorgeCNNPalace slams paparazzi for harassment of Prince GeorgeUSA TODAYPhotographer: 'Royals should release more photos'BBC NewsThe Globe and Mail -New York Times -The Guardianall 291 news articles »

Mike Huckabee's 6% economic growth promise suffers from magical thinking

FortuneMike Huckabee's 6% economic growth promise suffers from magical thinkingFortuneSuch growth will presumably be delivered to the American people by a unicorn riding a magic carpet. An otherwise sane and lucid Mike Huckabee, the former governor of a U.S. state, told a crowd of Iowa Republicans on Thursday that he's convinced his ...and more »

Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl named Poppy

CNN InternationalJenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl named PoppyCNN International(CNN) Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, gave birth Thursday to a baby girl named Poppy Louise, a name that's an homage to her grandfather Bush 41. Welcome to the world, baby Poppy! @JennaBushHager & hubby ...Jenna Bush Hager names baby girl after George HW BushCBS NewsJenna Bush Hager and husband welcome daughter named after George HW BushFox NewsJenna Bush Hager Names New Baby After Her GrandpaTIMEWashington Post -Daily Caller -USA TODAYall 76 news articles »

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USA TODAY11-year-old rape victim gives birthUSA TODAY(NEWSER) – An 11-year-old rape victim in Paraguay is now a mother. The girl, whose case caused a fierce debate on abortion that divided the country, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at a hospital in Asuncion yesterday, CNN reports. The infant was ...11-year-old Paraguay girl denied abortion after 'being raped by stepfather ...The IndependentYoung girl (11) denied abortion gives birth in ParaguayIrish Independent11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguaygulfnews.comMetroall 236 news articles »

Yazidi refugees recount systematic rapes by captors

Boston GlobeYazidi refugees recount systematic rapes by captorsBoston GlobeQADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Koran not only gave ...ISIS's Systemic “Theology of Rape” Is Horrifying. It's Also Essential to ...Slate Magazine (blog)Report: ISIS Makes Rape Part Of Theology, Uses Practice As Recruiting ToolCBS LocalISIS's ideology of rapeVoxToronto Sun -The Week Magazineall 49 news articles »

NYC Firefighter Shot in Leg While Responding to Blaze

WTNH Connecticut NewsNYC Firefighter Shot in Leg While Responding to BlazeABC NewsAuthorities say a New York City firefighter has been shot in the leg by a man who barricaded himself inside a house, then set fire to it while authorities were trying to serve a warrant. Police say it happened shortly before 6 a.m. Friday at a 2-story ...Firefighter Shot Responding to Long Island IncidentWall Street JournalStaten Island firefighter shot by man wanted by US marshals, cops surround homeNew York Daily NewsSuspect in standoff after shooting firefighter, setting house ablazeNew York Postwreg.com -WABC-TVall 28 news articles »

Japan's Abe Expresses 'Condolences' on World War II Anniversary

Wall Street JournalJapan's Abe Expresses 'Condolences' on World War II AnniversaryWall Street JournalTOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement marking the 70th anniversary of World War II's end that alluded to apologies by his predecessors but he stopped short of offering a straightforward one in his own words, as demanded by neighboring ...Abe offers condolences as anniversary of WWII surrender nearsWashington PostJapan PM Shinzo Abe to deliver closely watched WW2 statementBBC NewsJapanese leader Shinzo Abe voices 'profound grief' for Second World War deadIrish IndependentSky News Australia -ABC Online -RTE.ieall 944 news articles »

Malaysia Says Most of the Debris in Maldives Not From Plane

Free Malaysia TodayMalaysia Says Most of the Debris in Maldives Not From PlaneABC NewsMalaysia said Friday that most of the debris found in Maldives were not from a plane and were unrelated to the missing Malaysian jet. Last week, Malaysia said a wing fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was confirmed to be from Malaysia ...Most of the debris found in the Maldives is not from MH370, says Malaysian ...The Straits TimesMissing Flight MH370 'Could Be Intact On Sea Bed'Yahoo News UKMost debris found in Maldives unrelated to MH370: Malaysian officialecnsall 55 news articles »

Clerk ignores gay marriage order, asks judge for delay

seattlepi.comClerk ignores gay marriage order, asks judge for delayseattlepi.comMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk who defied a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses and turned away four gay couples has until Monday to convince the judge to delay his mandate. U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning rejected Rowan ...Kentucky clerk's office refuses to issue gay marriage license despite court orderFox NewsDespite ruling, Kentucky county clerk refuses same-sex marriage license requestsThe Spokesman ReviewKentucky county official defies court order on gay marriageWorld Socialist Web Siteall 57 news articles »

Jakarta Court Overturns Sex Convictions Against International School Teachers

TIMEJakarta Court Overturns Sex Convictions Against International School TeachersTIMETwo teachers from an exclusive international school in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, walked free after a judge upheld their appeal and quashed sexual-assault convictions Friday, AP reports. Canadian Neil Bantleman and his Indonesian colleague ...Indonesia frees international school teachers jailed for student abuseReutersIndonesian court overturns child sex abuse convictions of two international ...ABC OnlineIndonesian Court Overturns Educators' Convictions in Sexual Abuse Case, Lawyer ...New York TimesBBC News -NDTV -Sydney Morning Heraldall 154 news articles »

Jeb Bush says 'taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal'

The Week MagazineJeb Bush says 'taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal'The Week MagazineAt a national security forum in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday, the moderator asked Jeb Bush about his comments linking the rise of Islamic State to the withdrawal of most troops from Iraq in 2009, pressing him on whether the real problem wasn't invading ...Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by governmentThe Daily StarJeb Bush on Iraq: 'Mission was accomplished' in 2009 on securityWashington PostJeb Bush Says Taking Down Saddam Hussein Was 'Pretty Good Deal'ABC NewsHuffington Postall 182 news articles »

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Judge to rule on life sentence for deadly Indianapolis blast

San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)Judge to rule on life sentence for deadly Indianapolis blastSan Francisco Chronicle (subscription)FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Mark Leonard walks to a hearing in Indianapolis. A judge is set to decide on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, whether Leonard, who was convicted in a house explosion scheme that killed two neighbors, will be sentenced to ...Richmond Hill: Mark Leonard to be sentenced FridayWRTV IndianapolisMark Leonard to learn punishment Friday for Richmond Hill explosionWTHRMark Leonard back in court for sentencing hearingIndianapolis StarWTTV CBS4Indyall 10 news articles »

Mike Huckabee draws large crowd at Iowa State Fair after tasting a pork chop

Daily MailMike Huckabee draws large crowd at Iowa State Fair after tasting a pork chopDaily MailMike Huckabee, the 2008 winner of the Iowa Republican caucuses, is hoping to make lightning strike twice in the Hawkeye State as he competes to be the party's nominee next year. He trails four first-time presidential candidates in the latest survey of ...and more »

Carly Fiorina: Parents should not be forced to vaccinate their children

CNNCarly Fiorina: Parents should not be forced to vaccinate their childrenWashington PostALDEN, Iowa -- GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said Thursday that parents should not be forced to vaccinate their children against diseases like measles and mumps, although she added that public school systems can forbid unvaccinated children ...Carly Fiorina Sees Bounce—and Long OddsWall Street JournalCarly Fiorina Says Parents Should Have Right Not to Vaccinate KidsTIMECarly Fiorina Comes Out in Favor of Kids Getting MeaslesSlate Magazine (blog)DesMoinesRegister.com -Huffington Post -Daily Callerall 36 news articles »

'Credible' That ISIS Used Chemical Agent Against Kurdish Fighters

USA TODAY'Credible' That ISIS Used Chemical Agent Against Kurdish FightersABC NewsThe U.S. has found it credible that ISIS used a “blistering agent” earlier this week against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, according to officials. But no determination has been made as to what type of chemical agent may have been used in the attack ...US believes Islamic State likely used mustard agent in Iraq attack: WSJReutersIslamic State Gets Mustard GasWall Street JournalIS suspected of chemical arms attack on Kurds in IraqBBC NewsUSA TODAY -CBS News -NBCNews.comall 229 news articles »

A Secretive Path to Raising US Flag in Cuba

New York TimesA Secretive Path to Raising US Flag in CubaNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba were only ...Fidel Castro Celebrates 89th Birthday With Leftist AlliesNBCNews.comThe US outrageously snubs Cuban dissidentsWashington PostFidel Castro chides US ahead of embassy reopeningBBC NewsPolitico -The Express Tribune -12NewsNow.Comall 66 news articles »

Man struck, killed by roller coaster at Ohio theme park

TIMEMan struck, killed by roller coaster at Ohio theme parkFox NewsSANDUSKY, Ohio – A coroner says a man entered a restricted area at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park to look for a lost cellphone and was struck and killed by a roller coaster. The Erie County coroner says a man in his mid-40s entered a fenced area ...Roller Coaster Strikes and Kills Visitor at Ohio Theme ParkTIMEAmusement park guest struck, killed by roller coasterCBS NewsRoller coaster hits, kills Cedar Point patronCNNNBCNews.com -ABC News -CBS Localall 120 news articles »

Al Gore's Friends and Former Aides Eyeing 2016 Race

ABC NewsAl Gore's Friends and Former Aides Eyeing 2016 RaceABC NewsA one-time high-ranking political adviser to Al Gore tells ABC News that a group of friends and former aides are having a “soft conversation” about the possibility that Gore run for president in 2016. The adviser cautions that there have been no formal ...Gore 2016? Yep, there's apparently talkUSA TODAYAl Gore supporters discussing possibility of 2016 presidential runUPI.comReport: Al Gore insiders chatting potential 2016 bidThe Hill (blog)Power Line (blog)all 17 news articles »

Hillary Clinton Hands Over Private Email Server to Justice Department

ABC NewsHillary Clinton Hands Over Private Email Server to Justice DepartmentABC NewsHillary Clinton has turned over her private email server to the Department of Justice, the Clinton campaign confirmed to ABC News. Barbara Wells, an attorney for Platte River Networks, the technology company that has managed Clinton's email server ...Dianne Feinstein defends Clintons email practicesPoliticoFeinstein defends Hillary Clinton on classified emailsWashington TimesSenate committee seeks email facts from Clinton's tech companyKansas City StarBreitbart News -Daily Mailall 116 news articles »

Jet Engines Have Not Been Tested Against Drone Strikes

NBCNews.comJet Engines Have Not Been Tested Against Drone StrikesNBCNews.comClose calls between small drones and passenger planes have been skyrocketing, but no tests have been done to determine what would happen if an unmanned craft was sucked into a jet engine. The federal government has long required that planes be ...Pilots Are Spotting More Drones, Prompting Worries About CollisionsWall Street JournalThe Greater Threat to Airplanes? Birds, Not DronesNewsweekFAA: Pilot reports of drone sightings more than doubleThe Denver PostTIME -Chron.com -Dallas Morning News (blog)all 277 news articles »

A huge El Niño could devastate Southern California

Los Angeles TimesA huge El Niño could devastate Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesIt started in October 1997 in Mexico, when a hurricane fueled by El Niño slammed into Acapulco, causing massive flooding and hundreds of deaths. A few weeks later, storms started hitting Southern California. Mobile home parks in Huntington Beach ...California drought: El Niño keeps growing, new report shows, boosting chances ...San Jose Mercury NewsAs El Nino gains strength, a cautious forecast for mild winterChicago TribuneNOAA: El Niño is 'significant and strengthening,' could rival strongest on recordWashington Post (blog)Sacramento Bee -New York Daily News -UPI.comall 59 news articles »