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Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight …

U.S. moving aircraft carrier closer to Iraq

As insurgents took more territory in Iraq on Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf as the U.S. weighs options for responding to the situation.<p>The aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush will move into the Persian Gulf by Saturday evening, where …

Obama's UC Irvine speech draws proud parents and protesters

A slew of postcards, YouTube videos and mailed invitations drew President Obama to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, where he was to deliver the commencement speech at UC Irvine's 50th anniversary ceremony on Saturday.<p>The presence of the commander-in-chief attracted a mob of proud relatives and protesters, …

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Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks

<b>The Russian government has strenuously denied that any of its tanks crossed the border into Ukraine.</b><p>But now Nato has released satellite imagery, linked to existing video material, which appears to give added weight to assertions from the Ukrainian authorities that the tanks used by separatist …

Iraqi army claims gains against rebels

The Iraqi army is claiming to have slowed down the lightning advance of Sunni fighters by regaining some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shia-led government in Baghdad.<p>The gains by the Iraqi military came on a day when Iran pledged its support to the Iraqi government for …

Netanyahu: Israeli forces can use 'all measures' to free teens

Israel's prime minister on Saturday gave security forces the OK to use "all measures" at their disposal to find and free three teenagers believed kidnapped in an area of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.<p>The teens have been missing since late Thursday or Friday, having last been seen around Gush …

Afghans brave Taliban threats to choose new leader

Millions of Afghans braved the threat of violence Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff that will mark the country's first peaceful transfer of power as it prepares for the departure of foreign combat troops by the end of this year.<p>Abdullah Abdullah, who emerged as the front-runner with 45 …

Tony Blair rejects 'bizarre' claims that invasion of Iraq caused the crisis

Tony Blair has strongly rejected claims that the 2003 US-UK invasion of Iraq was to blame for the current crisis gripping the country, pointing the finger instead firmly at the Maliki government and the war in Syria.<p>In a passionate essay published on his website, the former prime minister said it …

Back in U.S., Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl probably faces a long recovery

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who returned to the U.S. on Friday in good physical condition, probably faces a lengthy recovery adjusting to life after five years of captivity in Afghanistan, Army medical specialists said.<p>Bergdahl, 28, arrived at a near-empty hangar at Ft. Sam Houston from Germany, where …

Voting ends in Afghan presidential runoff

Afghans have finished casting their ballots to pick a president in a runoff election between former Cabinet ministers.<p>Saturday's runoff between former Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani went on despite incidents of violence: Afghan Deputy Interior …

US aircraft carrier repositioned in case needed in Iraq

The Pentagon said Saturday that the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush will be repositioned to provide President Obama "additional flexibility" in Iraq.<p>An Al Qaeda splinter group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has been on the move. The group has been conducting an offensive …

Game Day Eats: 14 Hearty Chilis

GalleryGame Day Eats: 14 Hearty Chilis<p>There are countless ways to make chili. Can you add beans? Tomatoes? Should you use beef or pork? Or can you even omit the meat entirely? Whatever your opinion on chili, we've got a recipe for you. You can find our favorite variations below, or you can see them …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Ultimate S'more

Build a hot fire in a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to medium-high. Thread marshmallows onto 2 wooden or metal skewers, 2 marshmallows per …

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World Cup Kicks off in Brazil

Russia Offers Ukraine Improbable Gas Deal

Russia is offering to sell natural gas below market rate to cash-strapped Ukraine, providing it can pay off the $2 billion it owes Gazprom by June 26, the country’s Energy Ministry said on Thursday.<p>“(We are) reviewing the payoff schedule for debts accumulated in April and May in accordance with our …

Two senior Twitter executives resign as growth lags | Reuters

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday announced the abrupt departure of two senior executives, including the chief operating officer who had been responsible for the social media company’s efforts to revive flagging user growth.<p>The Twitter logo is pictured at its headquarters on Market …

Stanley Cup Final: Rangers avoid sweep thanks to Henrik Lundqvist, pile of snow

The New York Rangers have a pile of snow to thank for their season being extended for at least one more game.<p>Whatever bounces or breaks you thought the New York Rangers were not getting over the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, they found a way to get <i>all</i> of them in Game 4.<p>In what might …

Pete Wentz Relaunches Decaydance Records

Pete Wentz never considered his Decaydance Records to be a traditional label; he saw it as more of “an apartment building cut in half, so people can …

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Amazon Prime music streaming service lands on iOS, Cloud Player app now “Amazon Music”

Following the launch of Amazon’s new streaming music service on the web last night, Amazon has now updated its iOS app with the feature, which also gets renamed from Amazon Cloud Player to the much more suitable <i>Amazon Music</i>. Also along for the ride is an updated icon and revamped design for the app.<p>…

Second drone strike in hours hits Pakistani militant hideout

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 10 militants early Thursday in Pakistani tribal areas, local intelligence officials said.<p>A high-level commander with the Haqqani network, Haji Gul, was among those killed in the latest drone strike in North Waziristan Agency.<p>Other key Afghan Taliban commanders …

Russia to submit draft U.N. resolution on Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to put pressure on Ukraine to implement a “road map” to peace, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Thursday.<p>Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after a meeting …

JOBLESS CLAIMS MISS

Consensus was for 310,000, down slightly from a revised 313,000 prior.<p>Continuing claims also climbed more than expected, reaching 2,614,000 against a consensus estimate of 2,605,000, and 2,603,000 prior.<p>"In one line: Seasonal quirk explains the increase; expect a clear drop next week," Pantheon …

VW plans pint-sized SUV for US, but it’s not the T-Roc

Volkswagen is racing to expand its portfolio of SUVs to meet seemingly insatiable demand for the high-riding vehicles.<p>So far this year we’ve seen the …

Microsoft Fights U.S. Government Over Rights to Data on Foreign Servers

Microsoft is challenging a data request from the U.S. government in an unprecedented case that could have sweeping ramifications for online privacy …

China denounces Japan protest over military jets' close brush

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday that Japan’s accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying “abnormally close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community.<p>A Chinese SU-27 fighter jet flies over the East China Sea, in this handout …