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Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack, US security team members claim

A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.<p>Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its …

British Premier Offers to Expand Assistance to Kurdish Forces in Iraq

David Cameron scolds Nato leaders over Islamic State ransom payments

Prime minister says payouts fund terrorism, as he tries to find a way to save captured British aid worker David Haines<p>An exasperated David Cameron lectured fellow world leaders on Thursday night telling them not to succumb to Islamic State's ransom demands, as he warned at the Nato summit in Wales …

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell found guilty in corruption trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted Thursday on multiple counts of public corruption after jurors brushed aside defense protestations that their broken marriage prevented them from conspiring to use political power for financial gain.<p>The guilty verdicts against …

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Contractor pleads guilty in leak case

A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term.<p>During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pleaded guilty to a single felony count of disclosing …

Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral held in New York

Colleagues of Philip Seymour Hoffman join family and friends to pay respects to celebrated actor, who died of suspected drug overdose<p>Friends, family and Hollywood’s finest filed into a Roman Catholic church in a frigid New York on Friday to pay their last respects to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Amanda Knox: I feel stranded and trapped since new guilty verdict

American tells Guardian she has no escape from being marked as a criminal after re-conviction for murder of Meredith Kercher<p>Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted last week of the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher, has told the Guardian she feels "stranded" and "trapped".<p>Knox, 26, spent four …

Israel removes Palestinians' Jordan Valley protest camp

<b>The Israeli military has removed Palestinian activists protesting at a deserted village in the West Bank.</b><p>Dozens of demonstrators had spent a week camping at Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley.<p>The final status of the area is a key point of contention in US-brokered peace talks with Israel.<p>The raid took …

Israel

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and relaxed.<p>EEG headsets, which detect electrical activity …

King Juan Carlos's daughter Princess Cristina is innocent, says Spanish PM

Mariano Rajoy makes declaration weeks before princess due to testify in court over alleged tax fraud and money laundering<p>Spain's prime minister says he believes Princess Cristina, daughter of King Juan Carlos, is innocent less than three weeks before she is due to testify in court as a suspect in …

Delhi police to establish whether wife of minister 'murdered or took own life'

Magistrate accepts autopsy's drug overdose conclusion but calls for further inquires into death of Sunanda Pushkar, report says<p>Police in Delhi have been ordered to establish whether the death of the wife of a government minister, whose body was found by her husband in a hotel in the Indian capital …

Google Glass user questioned by Homeland Security for suspected movie theft

Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

President Obama plans to meet this spring with Pope Francis.<p>On Tuesday, a White House spokesman announced the president will visit the Vatican as part of European trip in March. The president is said to be looking forward to talking with the pope about their "shared commitment to fighting poverty" …

'Polar' Cold is Coming Back

Get ready to bundle up again. A polar chill is expected to settle over the Northern U.S. in three waves this week – with temperatures expected to dip …

Weather

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Cannabis

François Hollande: 'no more first ladies in Elysée in future'

French president's advisers say it is best he remain a bachelor, as he gives clearest indication yet of his plans<p>François Hollande wants “no more first ladies in the Elysée in future”, it emerged following the furore over his alleged affair with an actress.<p>The French president’s comments are the …

Europe

Thousands displaced in Indonesia as torrential rains batter capital

Over 30,000 people have been evacuated from Jakarta after flood waters in some districts reached three metres deep<p>Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate Indonesia’s capital city once again, as monsoon rains wreaked havoc on Jakarta over the weekend.<p>Floodwaters have reached three metres in some …

Weather

Final arguments given in Amanda Knox trial

Defense lawyers argued Monday that her first acquittal should stand as both sides gave final statements in the third trial of a sensational murder case plagued by irregularities from the prosecution.<p>ROME -- Defense lawyers argued Monday that the first acquittal of Amanda Knox should stand as both …

Sarah Palin: Obama should stop 'playing race card'

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin criticized President Obama on Monday and invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.<p>"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card," Palin wrote on her Facebook page on …

9 Chef-Approved Hangover Cures

How Tomatoes Became Vegetables; Underwear or Hummus?

A roundup of food news from around the internet on December 30, 2013<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b> It's well known that tomatoes are actually fruits, not vegetables—and yet in America we …

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How to Get Ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

From cleaning out your fridge to stocking your pantry with full-flavored condiments, Sara Dickerman explains how to get ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse<p>I’m in Baltimore, visiting my mother, which has its advantages. Not only do I get to watch my kids romp with my cousins for the first time in …

Curries

UK braced for further floods as storms sweep in from Atlantic

Gales and heavy rain expected to hit southern England and Wales but drier weather is forecast for much of Scotland<p>Gales and torrential rain will usher in the new year for most parts of Britain as a fresh storm sweeps in from the Atlantic, forecasters have said.<p>There will be no letup for the …