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How Ohio School Killer TJ Lane Snuck 'Killer' T-Shirt Past Authorities

Chardon school shooter TJ Lane likely got up in the middle of the night before his sentencing to scrawl the word "killer" across a prison T-shirt, a …

Developing Super-Typhoon Aims For The Philippines

Another super-typhoon is brewing in the western Pacific, and forecasters are saying it will likely slam into the Philippines on Friday, packing winds of 155mph.<p>Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters says Typhoon Haiyan "will likely be the most dangerous tropical cyclone to affect the …

Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military base

No official comment from Israel, as reports suggest attack was meant to destroy Russian-made missiles.<p>Israel has launched air strikes against a Syrian airbase in the northern province of Latakia, according to media reports and officials.<p>A US official confirmed that "there was an Israeli strike" on …

Defense Secretary Says States "Will Be Expected" To Treat Married Gay Couples Equally

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday ordered the head of the National Guard Bureau to "take immediate action" to ensure that married same-sex couples are treated equally by the states' National Guard operations.<p>In a speech to the Anti-Defamation League, Hagel noted that the …

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Appeals court reinstates most of Texas' abortion restrictions

New restrictions on abortions in Texas went into effect Thursday night after a federal appeals court lifted an order that would have blocked them.<p>One provision requires any doctor performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. On Monday, a federal …

Toronto police find video purported to show mayor smoking crack

A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe.<p>Canadian media swarmed to Ford's suburban home …

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Israeli Warplanes Strike Inside Syria for Fifth Time This Year

Israeli warplanes conducted an airstrike early today on a Syrian military facility near the northern Syrian port city of Latakia along the …

Texas abortion restrictions reinstated by appeals court ruling

A US appeals court has issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas's tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics will not be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.<p>A panel of judges at the 5th circuit court of appeals said on Thursday the law requiring doctors …

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28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.<p>This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's …

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US ends food stamp benefits as Congress debates more cuts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1024000/1024662_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534537254_c46e810f3b82052da8b5bf1c07dd6308<p><b>US food aid benefits are being cut from Friday as an extension of the government programme expires, while legislators fight over further cuts.</b><p>Benefits …

Families brace as billions in food stamp cuts set in

Business News<p>Benefit cuts to food stamp recipients kick in Friday, a move by Congress that will siphon $5 billion off a program that helps one in seven Americans put breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table.<p>As president of the Food Bank for New York City, Margaret Purvis expects those cuts will …

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Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov

As if the rollout of the federal health law didn't have enough problems, abortion is back in the spotlight.<p>How the various health plans in the exchanges would or would not pay for abortion was one of the very last issues settled before the bill was passed in 2010. Now abortion's invisibility on the …

Pumpkins filled with cocaine found at Montreal airport, officials say

Canada's border services agency says it has stumbled upon a different kind of Halloween surprise in some pumpkins this year.<p>Authorities believe three pumpkins found in a woman's luggage at the Trudeau International Airport in Montreal airport on Thursday were stuffed with approximately 4.4 pounds …

Strict Texas abortion law takes effect

HOUSTON — A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new<p>abortionrestrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law.<p>The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin blocked restrictions that he found …

Book: Obama mulled Clinton as VP

Top Barack Obama campaign aides considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the 2012 Democratic ticket, going so far as to test the shake up in polls and focus groups, according to a new book.<p>The bombshell details are revealed in “Double Down: Game …

Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.<p>"This is wrong," Hagel said in a speech in New York.<p>…

Elaborate Drug Tunnel Discovered Near San Diego

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Drug enforcement authorities on Thursday announced the discovery of a large drug tunnel linking …

Polish priest wanted over Dominican child sex-abuse

Poland's Catholic bishops last month apologised to the victims of priests accused of paedophilia<p><b>Prosecutors in Dominican Republic have asked their attorney-general to extradite a Polish Roman Catholic priest on child-abuse charges involving thousands of pornographic images.</b><p>The priest, Rev Wojciech …

A Lot of Homeland Security Employees Are Fudging Their Timesheets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to whistleblowers in a report submitted to the White House and Congress by the Office of …

Obama Meets Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki As Terror Rages Across Country

President Obama's proud political boast is that he ended the Iraq war, but on Friday, he will come face-to-face with a man who is still fighting it -- Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.<p>The Iraqi leader visits the White House as Al-Qaeda sows terror in Iraq's Shiite community, with a surge of suicide …

U.S. Spying Efforts Sometimes 'Reached Too Far,' Kerry Says

Some of the electronic surveillance programs of the National Security Agency have been on "automatic pilot" in recent years and have inappropriately "reached too far," Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.<p>Kerry's comments are causing something of a stir.<p><i>The Guardian</i> says they're the "most …

So what's next for Edward Snowden after leaking NSA secrets? Apparently, a job

Edward Snowden is apparently pretty popular in Russia, the country that has granted him asylum. And now, he reportedly has a job there.<p>"The assumption is that he'll be working for Vkontakte, which is essentially a copy of Facebook," says Charles Maynes, an independent journalist based in Moscow. …

Few Obamacare insurance sign-ups on opening day, documents show

WASHINGTON - -Just six enrollments occurred on the opening day for www.healthcare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released late Thursday by a House oversight committee.<p>Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, obtained …

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