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Secret Service beefs up presence after 2 White House security incidents

The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently suffering from PTSD, jumped over a White House fence.<p>Officers patrolling the area will be out in greater numbers and will be "looking for …

Hedge Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman Bashes Lawyers

In recent months, activist hedge fund billionaire William Ackman has focused most of his attacks on Herbalife, the seller of diet shakes that Ackman says is “a criminal enterprise” run by “a predator” CEO, Michael Johnson.<p>But in the quarterly letter that Ackman wrote to investors in his Pershing …

Cops: Rockford man tried to rob bank while naked

A Rockford man who tried to rob a bank Friday didn't try to fool the teller into believing he had a weapon, police said; he was completely naked.<p>At about 11:30 a.m., Ezekial Deanda walked into the Associated Bank, 612 N. Main St., at some point "disrobed" and went up to a teller and demanded money, …

Why Iraq Is So Desperate to Retake Mosul Dam From ISIS

<i>Updated Aug. 17 2:44 p.m. E.T.</i><p>When Saddam Hussein built the Mosul dam three decades ago it was meant to serve as a symbol of the strength of Iraq and …

Court orders woman to remove honeymoon photos from Facebook

A husband takes his wife to court in Italy. He objects to their honeymoon photos being made public.<p>What happens in marriages stays in marriages.<p>Until, of course, it shows up on Facebook.<p>Then everyone knows, everyone likes and everyone comments behind the couple's backs.<p>In Naples, Italy, one husband …

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Alarming images emerge from California drought

From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California's crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus.<p>Once-majestic lakes are now pools of their former selves -- most at less than half their capacity, a …

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The big winner of summer is Mykonos as celebrities put the glamour back in Greece

We're only halfway through August, but Lindsay Lohan, German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more have already voted with their feet. Mykonos, the island made famous in the 1960s by Jackie Onassis and Grace Kelly, has emerged as the undisputed summer queen of hip holiday …

A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic

Eric Jackson has had a lot to say about Marissa Mayer and Yahoo lately. He's a smart guy, I read his column and think he's generally an astute investor.<p>But when it comes to Marissa and Yahoo, his analysis feels very shortsighted and, well, misinformed. It's particularly so when it comes to his …

At Pebble Beach, Aston Martin Debuts Real Life Gran Turismo DP-100

This week at Pebble Beach Aston Martin debuted the real-life version of its Gran Turismo supercar, the 800-horsepower DP-100.<p>This was a particularly exciting turn of events because while this V12 coupe concept will never make it to production, it does foreshadow many design- and performance cues …