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Warren Buffett vs. the greens

The billionaire’s companies are pushing against some green-energy policies, angering liberal Democrats.<p>LAS VEGAS — Another billionaire is angering environmentalists these days: Democratic hero Warren Buffett.<p>For Democrats, the world’s third-richest person is a champion who has advocated higher …

Clinton aims to end Biden talk

The weakened front-runner is going to Democratic elites with one message: My campaign is on track.<p>CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton’s team is getting tired of the Joe Biden talk. And this week, they want to kill it.<p>The Democrat’s strategy heading into a meeting of party elite on Friday is aimed at …

Barack Obama authorises air strikes against Isis militants in Syria

Barack Obama announced an open-ended bombing campaign against Islamic State militants on Wednesday that will extend into Syria for the first time, despite acknowledging that the extremist group did not currently pose a direct threat to the US homeland.<p>In a markedly interventionist speech on the eve …

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …

The Growing Power Of Iranian Proxy Militias In Iraq And Syria Poses Problems For The US

THERE was never any doubting the brutality of Islamic State (IS), the jihadist group that has swept across large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared an Islamic caliphate. Its war has been accompanied by a stream of gory video recordings of mass-executions and ethnic cleansing.<p>As America has joined …

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, is facing a military commission at Guantanamo Bay and potentially the death penalty. He was captured in 2003 but his case still hasn't gone to trial.<p>Last week, Maj. Jason Wright — one of the lawyers defending …

'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country. The United Nations estimates that between 80,000 and 100,000 people lost their lives in the conflict — all on an island just slightly larger than West Virginia.<p>Ethnic tensions between two main ethnic groups in …

Bodies found wrapped in plastic in lake bordering Rwanda and Burundi

Fishermen report dozens of corpses carried down the Akagera river, which has overtones of previous political violence<p>Mystery surrounds the discovery of dozens of bodies wrapped in plastic and dumped in a lake bordering Burundi and Rwanda.<p>Fishermen in Burundi claim to have found 40 corpses floating …

Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

An appeals court in Cincinnati has overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish who cut the beards and hair of their fellow Amish.<p>"When all is said and done, considerable evidence supported the defendants' theory that interpersonal and intra-family disagreements, not the victims' religious …

Vatican Addresses Report Saying Pope Francis Is An ISIS Target

The Vatican is speaking out against a claim that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group, otherwise known as ISIS.<p>In an article published Monday, Italy's Il Tempo newspaper reported that the pope is a target of ISIS. The paper, citing an unnamed Italian intelligence source, …

FBI investigates alleged Russian cyber attack on Wall Street

Major US financial institutions reportedly targeted by sophisticated high-level cyber-attack amid suspicions that operation was launched in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine<p>The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers staged a cyber-attack on major Wall Street businesses this month in …

Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children "raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and …

U.S. To Consider Spousal Abuse In Immigration Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband.<p>She said …

Review of renewable energy target says wind back the scheme – politics live

Let this picture serve as a metaphor for running out of puff. There were so many ejections in the House today, it seemed at least possible that Labor could run out of questioners.<p>I’m just running out of juice. It’s been a big week, and your company has been utterly delightful. But let’s part ways …

Omaha police kill Cops TV crew member during gunfight

Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant killed a crew member with the longrunning TV show Cops as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities in Omaha have said.<p>The suspect fired from the pellet …

Research shows that if you remove anonymity, you won’t hear from most of your readers

Many online publishers and journalists believe that there’s a simple solution to the problem of internet comments — the trolls, the flame-wars, and …

St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests

CLAYTON, Mo. -- The head of the Saint Louis County Police, who oversaw the crackdown on protests in nearby Ferguson shortly after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer there, is defending the way his officers used military-style equipment even during peaceful daytime protests.<p>Chief Jon …

Chicago police commander accused of putting gun in suspect's mouth

A police commander frequently praised for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect's mouth.<p>Cmdr. Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, said Sally …

Gaza conflict: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war was 'victory'

<b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory".</b><p>The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of its demands," Mr Netanyahu said.<p>Hamas has also claimed the truce represents a victory for Gaza and held a large rally to …

China: The Human Price of Pollution - Photographs and text by Souvid Datta | LensCulture

Every year, China’s pollution causes an estimated 3.5 million deaths.<p>January saw a fetid smog trap Beijing under pollutants from the region’s 200 coal-fired power plants where concentration levels hit 40 times what the World Health Organization deems safe. Outside China’s urban areas, disease rates …

Boston Marathon suspect's sister charged with making bomb threat

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister has been arrested on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.<p>Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via …