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The eternal mystique of Goldman Sachs

<i>Goldman Sachs.</i> The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from …

Donald Trump

Longhorns Nation Can Finally Believe in Charlie Strong After Notre Dame Upset

Link to Media<p>Charlie Strong will never say this, because if he did, it would be the dumbest thing he has ever said. But deep down, he must be thinking it. The best part about beating Notre Dame Sunday night was not the thrill of victory.<p>It was the thrill of shutting up a bunch of blowhard …

College Football

China blames United States, journalists for Obama airport fiasco | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday leveled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Hangzhou …

National Security

Protesters, seeking migrant camp closure, block Calais roads

CALAIS, France (AP) — Truckers, farmers, dock workers and merchants angry at the disruption caused by thousands of migrants in their midst in the …

Calais

First on CNN: ISIS planned for more operatives, targets during Paris attacks

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> The sophisticated ISIS network that plots foreign strikes had planned for the carnage in the November 2015 Paris attacks to be far worse, to occur in other European countries as well and, investigators believe, had planned to follow them up with strikes in several locations, CNN has …

Terrorism

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

In a victory for supporters of the battle-proven A-10 close air support aircraft, Congress provided the necessary seed money...<p>This story originally …

Military

Showdown in East Ghouta

If negotiations fail to overcome the divide between rebel factions, the East Ghouta may be heading for a permanent internal split.

Middle East

Coalition negotiators agree: Death penalty for terrorists

Negotiators from the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties have agreed to accept the latter's demands for the death penalty for terrorist murderers, as a …

Israel

Close Encounters of the Wrong Kind: Russia and Israeli Planes Near Dogfight

Last month, on the eve of Passover, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jumped onto his plane and rushed to Moscow. He returned later that same …

U.S. State Department sanctions Islamic State branches in Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had designated Islamic State’s branch in Libya as a “foreign terrorist organization.”<p>The department also designated the Sunni militant group’s branches in Libya, Yemen and Saudi Arabia as “specially designated global …

Middle East

Top Israeli diplomat may be headed to Istanbul for summit

The head of Israel’s Foreign Ministry will reportedly attend a humanitarian summit in Istanbul next week, in a fresh sign of thawing ties with Turkey.<p>…

US civilian in Okinawa charged over Japanese woman's death ahead of Obama's visit

Okinawa police charged the 32-year-old US civilian working at the Kadena airbase with "abandoning a corpse", public broadcaster NHK said. It did not mention any murder or other charge.<p>A spokesman for Okinawa police declined to comment.<p>Obama is to attend a Group of Seven summit next week and become …

US widens sanctions on Islamic State, al-Qaida branches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expanded sanctions Thursday against affiliates of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group operating across the Middle East and North Africa, reflecting the spreading threat of extremism far beyond the groups' traditional strongholds in Iraq, Syria and …

Dallas Cowboys: Gosselin: The inside scoop on new Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ... from his high school coach | SportsDay

Gosselin: The inside scoop on new Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ... from his high school coach<p>This Story is About...<p>Gus Frerotte knows a little …

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall by 16,000

The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14-month high last week, the latest sign that the economy was regaining speed after stumbling in the first quarter.<p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000 for the week ended May …

Jobless Claims

Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman of a Libyan militia says two suicide bombings by the Islamic State group have killed 32 of the militia's fighters.<p>Mohammed Shamia of the Misrata militia, which is loyal to Libya's new U.N.-brokered unity government, told The Associated Press that the attack …

Jim Harbaugh's NFL Connection Remains Michigan Football's Best Recruiting Weapon

Link to Media<p>Brandon Peters didn't care about satellite camps.<p>He went to one near his hometown of Avon, Indiana, but only after he had already committed to Michigan months earlier, so it never really factored much into his recruitment.<p>While the rest of the college football world was paying …

College Football

Oil Bankruptcies Continue; Linn Energy Reorg Won't Be Pretty

The bankruptcies are really coming fast and furious now. In recent days we’ve seen Linn Energy, Ultra Petroleum, Penn Virginia, Breitburn Energy LP, and now Halcon Resources go under. That brings total E&P bankruptcies up to about 75.<p>Last August I predicted that five oil and gas companies were …

Oil & Gas Industry

French security chief warns Islamic State plans wave of attacks in France | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are gearing up for a campaign of bomb attacks on large crowds in France, host to next month’s Euro 2016 football championships, its spy chief has said.<p>An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado …

North Africa

People think Goldman Sachs broke one of the most important rules in finance

On Wednesday morning, a note was released by Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault upgrading Tesla's stock to a buy with a price target of $250 a share.<p>Just a few hours later, news broke that Tesla was offering a sale of roughly $2 billion worth of stock, and one of the two main banks assisting …

Senators introduce bill to block expansion of FBI hacking authority | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill Thursday that would block a pending judicial rule change allowing U.S. judges to issue search warrants for remote access to computers in any jurisdiction, even overseas, arguing the change would expand the FBI’s hacking …

Surveillance

Female Turkish journo loses custody of children after leaking video from Syria arms smuggling trial

Journalist Arzu Yildiz was sentenced to 20 months in jail and lost her parental rights after exposing a video related to a weapons-smuggling scandal …

Oil futures finish slightly lower after volatile day

Oil prices cut nearly all of their losses Thursday to finish a few cents lower, as traders weighed comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials on …

Mom sentenced to jail for killing disabled adopted daughter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite pleas for leniency from family and friends, an Illinois Circuit Court judge sentenced Bonnie Liltz to four years in prison Wednesday for drugging and killing her disabled 28-year-old daughter in a failed murder-suicide attempt nearly a year ago, according to her defense …

Empathy

Group calls on U.S. to speed up favorable regulations for autonomous cars | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group seeking to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil on Thursday called on policymakers to remove regulatory hurdles in order to accelerate the deployment of self-driving cars, as well as revise tax incentives to boost sales of less expensive electric vehicles.<p>A prototype …

Airplane lifejackets found in Egyptair search | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Aircraft debris was found in the southern Mediterranean by Greek authorities searching for a missing EgyptAir aircraft which vanished from radar screens early Thursday, Greek state tv reported.<p>Unidentified relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane …

North Africa

Watch A Huge Brawl Break Out At A Children’s Kung Fu Tournament In Ukraine

I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but fighting through martial arts is often a great tool for bringing people together. It teaches its practitioners about discipline and respect and there have been many tournaments over the years where martial artists from different backgrounds have met and …