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Koch oil leftovers fire Mich. race

DETROIT — For a green-minded Democratic candidate, the symbolism is irresistible: Towering piles of an oil refinery’s dusty leftovers blighted a Detroit neighborhood, thanks to the Koch brothers — and a major Koch-backed political group is taking the side of his Republican opponent.<p>The four-story …

Tim Tebow Makes Fan's Dreams Come True, Scores A Touchdown In Our Hearts

For one fan with a life-threatening illness, Tim Tebow isn't just an NFL star, he's also Prince Charming.<p>Haley Burke of Kingsport, Tennessee, is an 18-year-old who has a life-threatening illness, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a disorder that affects connective tissue. She is also a dedicated Tebow fan, …

Haitian moms demand UN help for the babies their peacekeepers left behind

When the US military pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, it left something of a living legacy: Tens of thousands of pregnant Vietnamese women. But this issue is not confined to Americans in Vietnam, or even to wartime. It’s also an often overlooked side effect of United Nations peacekeeping …

Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can be harmful to taxpayers, despite these two networks already being successful where they're …

W.H. strife stalls immigration plans

White House officials are locked in an intense debate over whether President Barack Obama should announce a plan to defer deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants before Election Day — mindful that whichever choice they make could be tagged as the reason that Democrats lost the …

Why acknowledging white privilege is not surrendering to “white guilt”

Recognizing the historic burden of whiteness is not self-abasement or lame apology. It’s the pathway to freedom<p>One commenter on Salon got my attention last week during the furor that followed my essay about “white privilege” as a concept that helps us understand both what actually happened in …

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

The day he was booked, Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a big smile for his mug shot — which was then printed up on t-shirts to demonstrate just what a farce he thought the indictment was. In a press conference, the scorn dripped from Perry's voice as he took up the sword — defender, not of himself, but …

Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia

Don't mess with Russia.<p>That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.<p>Moscow doesn't want or intend to wade into any "large-scale conflicts," Putin …

Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.<p>Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months …

Ukraine situation 'has worsened considerably'

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.<p>"I think we are very close to the point of no return," Poroshenko said Saturday …

Jews expelled from Guatemala village

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra-orthodox Jews have now been forced to leave their homes in a bitter conflict with villagers.<p>The Lev Tahor community packed its bags on Friday in San Juan la Laguna around 150km west of …

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California bill demands college students get 'affirmative consent' before sex

A California bill that demands college students get “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity passed in the state’s legislative chambers on Thursday.<p>The state’s so-called “yes means yes” law passed unanimously in the state senate and will become law if it is signed by Governor Jerry …

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices— Battery Life

But these types of devices haven't really caught on with mainstream consumers yet.<p>Battery life has proven to be one of the biggest problems surrounding most smart watches and wearable displays like Google Glass.<p>Early reviews of Google Glass, for example, indicated that it could only last for about …

Coming To A Timeline Near You: The Fight To Increase Minimum Wage

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first Monday in September wasn’t originally set aside for cook outs, college football, consumer sales, and mourning those languid days of summer past. No, Labor Day as first celebrated by a coalition of unions in New York City in 1882, was created to …

Scottish women may swing the referendum vote with three weeks to go

Less than three weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence, the forces of nationalism have suddenly appeared on the final bend of the campaign race and are picking up the pace.<p>One poll last week put the yes vote on 47%, but the "no" campaign has been quick to point out that, as every …

Qatar's role as US ally at odds with claims it sponsors terror

If the Middle East were one big room, Qatar would be the elephant, according to a growing number of regional experts who believe the oil rich emirate is propping up violent jihadists around the globe even as it poses as a U.S. ally and would-be broker of peace.<p>Israel has long complained of Qatar's …

US operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a day as Obama deliberates strategy

America’s newest war in Iraq has cost over half a billion dollars so far, according to Pentagon estimates, all before President Barack Obama decides upon a strategy against Islamic State (Isis) militants.<p>Rear Adm John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters on Friday that daily military …

Putin urges release of trapped Ukrainian troops

In a blunt statement Friday, NATO condemned Russian military action in Ukraine, saying its troops have "illegally crossed the border" as part of a "dangerous pattern over many months" to destabilize its neighbor.<p>NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking after a meeting of the …

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …