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Obama Jinxes Tax Reform

U.S. President Barack Obama was on a roll -- until last night, when the White House released a broad package of tax proposals, the latest in the …

Max Scherzer agrees to Nats deal, making great rotation even better

Max Scherzer and the Nats have a seven-year deal. The monetary details are not known.<p>Top right-handed starter Max Scherzer and the Nationals are in …

Patriots' LeGarrette Blount runs all over the Colts again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount struggled to get out of his rain-soaked jersey and shoulder pads, but he slipped instantly into an AFC championship t-shirt. Then he shook his hair to get out the water and donned a championship cap.<p>"It's feels awesome," the 250-pound running back said after he …

Seattle Seahawks headed to Super Bowl after win over Green Bay Packers

The Seattle Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl to defend their title after a remarkable 28-22 comeback victory in overtime over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.<p>Seattle looked nothing like the No 1 seed in a dismal first-half display, but down 19-7 deep in the …

The NSA's Reportedly Been Spying on North Korea Since 2010

A recently disclosed NSA document from Edward Snowden revealed that the agency has had an inside view of North Korea’s hacking capabilities since 2010, reports The New York Times.<p>By tunneling into Chinese networks used for wider connectivity by North Korea more than four years ago, the NSA was able …

North Korea

Report says richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

ZURICH —The world's richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims.<p>The study, published ahead of this week's annual meeting of the World …

World Economic Forum

Oil slips on record Iraq output, gloomy global economic outlook

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport from rebels

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”.<p>Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Siemens net profit up 40 percent, outlook cautious

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Industrial equipment maker Siemens says quarterly net profit rose 40 percent but issued a cautious outlook for the coming …

Lenovo quarterly profit rises 19% on PCs, phones

Lenovo Group Ltd. On Thursday said its net profit for the quarter through September rose 19% on growing sales of both personal computers and …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

Google Search: A visual history

<i>"To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."</i><p>That was one of the primary goals Larry Page and Sergey Brin set when they launched Google in 1998 as a privately owned search company. Since then, the Mountain View-based outfit has branched out, creating a mobile …