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U.S. to meet with allies amid signs ISIL strategy is faltering

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies will meet in Paris on Tuesday to discuss ways to counter Islamic State militants amid mounting signs that the current strategy is faltering.<p>The meeting comes as Iraq's ground forces backed by coalition air strikes are struggling to retake Ramadi, a key …

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD Leads $70M Round In Online Produce Retailer FruitDay

Chinese e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com is putting its money into fresh fruit and vegetables after it led a $70 million Series C round in FruitDay, a company that sells fresh produce across China.<p>The investment in six-year-old FruitDay, which claims to be China’s largest online produce …

eCommerce

Google finds that security questions aren't really secure

If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't that secure at all. In many cases, your answers …

China wants private investors to help build $318 billion of projects

The National Development and Reform Commission said the 1,043 projects, in sectors such as transport, water conservancy and public services, will be done as public-private partnerships (PPP).<p>An NDRC statement on its website did not say whether private investors will include foreign firms.<p>As its …

Carly Fiorina Gets Personal in Her New Book

For Carly Fiorina this week, the personal is political. The day after she launches her campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the …

Carly Fiorina

With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to …

Associated Press News

Two fatal flaws ruin an otherwise gorgeous HP Windows 8.1 convertible

HP Spectre x360 review<p>Bringing sexy back<p>Bends over backwards<p>Big-ass tablet mode<p>Loaded with ports<p>Propped up<p><i>UPDATED 3/17/15, 9:59 a.m. ET:</i> [HP sent …

MacBook Air

Philadelphia officer shot to death while buying a gift for his son

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was proud of his son for making good grades. So Officer Robert Wilson III climbed out of his squad car in snow-bound north Philadelphia to get him a gift.<p>While shopping for a game, he died in the line of duty.<p>Wilson was standing at the counter across from employees at the GameStop store …

Crime

Russia detains two men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Russian authorities have detained two men in connection with the murder of the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.<p>The pair were named as Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, both from the North Caucasus, a volatile region of southern Russia plagued by insurgency. One of the men was a former police …

Russia

US woman kidnapped in Nigeria released

A 71-year-old missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe<p>An American woman kidnapped by masked gunmen in central Nigeria last month was released on Friday and handed over to US government officials.<p>Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist …

Gunmen seize French woman in Yemen's capital Sanaa

Gunmen have abducted a French woman and her Yemeni driver in the centre of the capital, Sanaa, while she was heading to work, security sources and France's foreign ministry have said.<p>The unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle on 45th Street and led the 30-year-old woman, who works for a …

Lenders begin easing requirements to get a mortgage

A closely watched index that tracks mortgage credit availability — lender requirements on credit scores, down payments and other key loan terms — has some good news for potential home buyers: Things are finally loosening up.<p>After years of progressively tighter rules on borrower eligibility in the …

Gary Shilling says oil is going to $10

The economist and financial analyst wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg View discussing the various reasons why he thinks the price could get down to $10-20 per barrel.<p>Basically, supply keeps increasing while demand is shrinking.<p>Here's an excerpt that pretty clearly lays it out:<p>U.S. crude oil production …

White Devil Kingpin: How John Willis Became a Chinatown Overlord

Early one morning in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Willis Junior gently lifted his girlfriend’s daughter, Mai Linn, from her sleep. Willis, a burly …

Crime