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On the road again: Amid stalemate, Obama campaigns for budget bill

One would think that if the budget crisis is going to be resolved, it's going to happen somewhere in the one-mile stretch between the White House and Capitol Hill.<p>But while Congress convened once again Thursday to weigh a set of mini-spending bills, President Obama hit the stump 20 miles away -- …

Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks<p>President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous …

Associated Press News

DEA to pay $4.1 million to student forgotten in holding cell for 5 days

A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit.<p>The settlement was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene …

UC San Diego

Spain train crash: Driver said afterwards 'he wanted to die'

The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain killing 78 people said in the aftermath of the accident that he “wanted to die”, it has been reported.<p>It emerged that as rescue workers pulled bodies of the dead and wounded from the wreckage, he commented: “I've f****d it up. I want to …

Latin America

Woolwich murder suspect predicted alleged prison assault, family claim

The family of the Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo say he had predicted he would be attacked by prison officers in Belmarsh prison before he …

'I'll take care of it': Whitey Bulger strangled Boston woman, ex-crony testifies - U.S. News

Surveillance footage of James "Whitey" Bulger, left and his partner Stephen Flemmi outside Bulger's home in an undated photo.<p>Debra Davis was murdered in 1981. In court on Friday, her former boyfriend, Stephen Flemmi testified that James "Whitey" Bulger strangled her.<p>As James "Whitey" Bulger stewed …

Barack Obama urged to act on deal for global aviation pollution

Barack Obama must act fast to avoid a trade war over Europe's efforts to curb airlines' carbon pollution, a key member of the European parliament has …

Woman dies on Texas rollercoaster

A woman riding a rollercoaster at an amusement park in north Texas died on Friday when she fell from a ride that is billed as the tallest …

U.S. Hunts Devious Al Qaeda Bomb Maker's Proteges

Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker, who has targeted the American homeland at least four times, has trained other terrorists who are now being …

Terrorism

Police Talk Down Woman Who Was Apparently Attempting Suicide Outside Of 'Kick-Ass' Comic-Con Event

Police rushed to the scene of an apparent suicide attempt in San Diego, Calif. after onlookers realized a woman hanging from a 14th floor balcony was not part of a Comic-Con marketing stunt.<p>The woman, who the Los Angeles Times reports was wearing green pants that suggested she was part of the …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago' - NBC Politics

President Barack Obama speaks about the Trayvon Martin case in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2013.<p>By Michael O'Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News<p>President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction …

South Sudan: UN says 100,000 people are cut off from vital aid

Some 100,000 people in South Sudan have been cut off from vital aid by fighting between government forces, rebels and rival tribes, the UN has warned.<p>…

UAE arrests man for sharing road attack video

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/996000/996035_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518190818_18ddc4958e9ba03ed07c1d94aabee3b3<p><b>Police in Dubai have arrested a man who filmed an incident in which a United Arab Emirates government official attacked an Indian van driver.</b><p>The man has …

Drop the Hyphen: Jay-Z Will Now Be Known As Jay Z

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The artist formerly known as Jay-Z has no more use for the hyphen in his name. Billboard editor Joe …

Jay Z

DOJ Put A Hold On Trial Evidence, So Zimmerman Won't Get His Gun Back Yet

The hold is standard procedure and does not reveal whether the Justice Department plans to pursue a new prosecution of Zimmerman, 29, said the official, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.<p>A jury in Sanford, Florida, found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder on …

Guns

Jay-Z is now Jay Z

Following in the steps of Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg and Prince, Jay Z has become the latest musician to change his name. While the New York rapper is known to have stylized his name as Jay Z for some time — before his collaboration with Kanye West in <i>Watch The Throne</i> — his label has finally confirmed …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

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Caribbean

Earth’s Gold Forged in Stellar Collisions

<b>Until today, astronomers believed that all the gold on Earth, and in the universe, was forged in ancient supernova explosions. But new evidence points to a far more violent birth for this most precious metal.</b><p>The new culprit is the cataclysmic collision of two neutron stars. The impact produces a …

Universe

White House Muddles Obamacare Messaging — Again

This summer was supposed to be a time to reintroduce the public to the Affordable Care Act and teach people how to sign up for benefits this fall.<p>But that's not what's happening.<p>Instead, earlier this month, the Obama administration decided to delay some key pieces of the law, most notably the …

CIA Agent Robert Seldon Lady: Italy’s Most Wanted

The detention of fugitive CIA agent Robert Lady marks the first major test of diplomacy for Italy’s acting prime minister. Barbie Latza Nadeau on the …