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Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

Inside Flipboard / July 25, 2014<p>When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims …

Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014. …

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.<p>"This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some …

Obama Announces Tougher Sanctions On Russia

President Barack Obama gave a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Tuesday, announcing tougher U.S. sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, arms and finance.<p>"Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says," Obama said.<p>According to the Treasury Department, the …

EU Hits Russia with New Military, Financial Sanctions

European Union governments reached a deal to impose economic sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defense, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies, marking a new phase in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. The sanctions will limit Russia's …

Jim Harbaugh says he's paid 'extremely well,' once again states he's not looking for more power

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh may need a new contract soon, but he's reiterated that he thinks he's making plenty of money.<p>San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has two players in tight end Vernon Davis and right guard Alex Boone who have made it clear to the public they want …

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.<p>The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as …

Russia 'violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty', says US

<b>Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says.</b><p>Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed in 1987 during the Cold War, the US said.<p>A senior US official did not provide …

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female …

Court orders Russia to pay $50 billion for seizing Yukos assets

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin.<p>Finding that Russian authorities had subjected Yukos to …

Briton held in Australia Rebels biker gang drugs inquiry

<b>A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club have been arrested over an alleged plot to import drugs worth an estimated £11m (A$20m) into Australia.</b><p>The 27-year-old, from Kidderminster, was held in Liverpool as five others were arrested in Tasmania and Queensland.<p>They are …

Canada National Research Council 'hacked by Chinese spies'

<b>A top Canadian government research organisation has been struck by Chinese hackers, the government has said.</b><p>The computer infrastructure of the National Research Council was breached by a "Chinese state-sponsored actor", the Canadian Treasury Board said.<p>The board said the "highly-sophisticated" …

Senators ask W.H. to clarify pot laws

The Senate delegations from Colorado and Washington are warning about the uncertainty surrounding federal marijuana laws and seeking clarification from the Obama administration of the regulations that will impact the legal marijuana trade in those two states.<p>Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark …

Hillary Clinton: 'I Regret' Saying We Were 'Dead Broke'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she regrets saying she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were "dead broke" upon leaving the White House.<p>"I regret it. It was inartful," Clinton said in an interview on Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos." "It was accurate but we are so …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

Chinese hackers steal Israel’s Iron Dome missile data

A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data from Israel’s billion-dollar Iron Dome missile system.<p>The state-sponsored Comment Crew hacking group, thought to operate out of China, was responsible for attacks from 2011 onwards on three Israeli defence technology companies Elisra Group, …

CDC Calls Ebola Outbreak ‘Forest Fire’

As the worst outbreak of the virus ever recorded spreads rapidly through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains what’s …

Turkish deputy prime minister says women should not laugh out loud

One of the most senior members of the Turkish government sparked an outcry on Tuesday, after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.<p>The deputy prime minister, Bülent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development party (AKP), made the comment …

California firefighters battle 200 new wildfires in a single week

California firefighters have responded to more than 200 new wildfires in the last week alone, a pace that officials say shows no signs of slowing.<p>The state's historic drought continues to keep vegetation tinder dry as summer temperatures and low humidity combine with devastating effect.<p>So far this …

Force of Air Algérie crash means victims may not be identified

French air accident investigators say they are reasonably optimistic about establishing what caused an Air Algérie aircraft to fall from the sky over Mali on Thursday, apparently plunging more than 30,000ft in three minutes.<p>However, identifying the 118 victims is likely to prove difficult because …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

Keith Olbermann cites a profound 'ethical breach' by Roger Goodell in Ray Rice suspension

Keith Olbermann isn't done discussing the NFL's lack of punishment.<p>Keith Olbermann of ESPN has been at the forefront of taking the NFL to task for its gross mishandling of Ray Rice's suspension for domestic violence, and Olbermann isn't resting yet -- not by a long shot.<p>On Monday night he discussed …

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, no price rise

The rumors of Apple's updated MacBook Pro line were true -- after a brief downtime, the Apple Store's back up with new MacBook Pros.<p>Unlike the previous two years, Apple didn't make any Mac hardware announcements at its WWDC keynote this year, which left users eagerly waiting for news of new Pros. …