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Turkey bombs Islamic State targets in Syria

<b>Turkish planes have for the first time carried out air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria.</b><p>Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the air strikes, on three IS positions, "completely destroyed" their targets.<p>On Thursday, Turkish forces exchanged fire with IS fighters near the …

Middle East

Turkey allows U.S. warplanes to use its base for airstrikes against Islamic State

Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for the first time for bombing missions against Islamic State in Syria, U.S. and Turkish officials said.<p>The agreement came after President Obama spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed the two countries' …

Airbnb's Next CFO Is From Blackstone, Says Report

Airbnb Inc. is close to hiring Blackstone Group LP’s Laurence Tosi as chief financial officer of the home- sharing startup, according to people with …

McDonald's Customer Punched Employee Because Restaurant Ran Out of Double Cheeseburgers

Sometimes all you want in life is a cheeseburger, but that's no excuse to resort to violence. A new video has surfaced showing a McDonald's customer punching an employee in the face after he was told that the restaurant had run out of double cheeseburgers. The footage — which was filmed on a …

McDonald's

'American Psycho' musical coming to Broadway, Benjamin Walker to star

After rumors and false starts, the stage musical adaptation of <i>American Psycho</i> is finally making a Broadway move official.<p>The stage version of Bret …

Journalists lack tools for keeping secrets - Futurity

Edward Snowden's leak of classified documents raises questions about journalists' security in an era of constant data-collection and tracking.

Taylor Swift Tells Nicki Minaj 'I Missed the Point' over VMA Nominations Twitter Exchange – and the Rapper Accepts Her Apology

Looks like Taylor Swift is hoping to “Begin Again” with Nicki Minaj.<p>The “Bad Blood” singer, 25, apologized to the rapper, 32, after the two …

Wall Street can't keep hold of its top execs

Tosi has been with Blackstone since 2008, according to the report. In that time, the firm more than doubled its assets under management to $333 billion.<p>At Airbnb, he would replace Andrew Swain, who left his role as CFO a year ago.<p>This is not the first Wall Street financial chief to ditch the …

Wall Street

Google fights patent trolls by giving away patents

Last year, Google and a handful of other technology companies banded together to fight patent trolls -- creating the License on Transfer Network (LOT). It's a pretty good system, effectively protecting LOT members from patent litigation by giving all participants a royalty-free license to any …

Latest: 2 dead identified as parents; adult son is suspect

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family (all times local):<p>4 p.m.<p>Authorities have identified two adults who were among five family members stabbed to death in a suburban Tulsa home as well as an 18-year-old family member who is one of two brothers suspected …

Crime