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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Applebee’s Claiming She Found Bloody Fingertip In Her Salad

Unless it’s of the chicken tender variety, finding a finger in your food would no doubt be an unwelcome and highly unpleasant experience. Enough for …

Applebee'S

Carson says Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson finished touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan Saturday and suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.<p>“I did not detect any great desire for them to come to …

‘No more baby parts,’ suspect in attack at Colo. Planned Parenthood clinic told official

The day of the shooting<p>A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, authorities said, killing at least three people and wounding at least nine others.<p>A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, authorities said, killing at least three people and …

Planned Parenthood

Upstate New York town threatened by Arizona man in online post: reports | Reuters

(Reuters) - Residents and authorities in a rural upstate New York community were taking precautions after an Arizona man posted a video online showing himself with a gun and saying he was traveling to the town for a possible confrontation, according to media reports.<p>Jon Ritzheimer, of Phoenix, …

New York State

Senator: Al Qaeda members emerge as 'leaders of the pack' in Benghazi

Several Al Qaeda members emerged as “leaders of the pack” in last year’s Benghazi attack, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Fox News following release of a bipartisan report blowing apart claims the assault was the work of local extremists with …

Why NSA Overreach Is Bad for Business Too

President Obama has an opportunity to get a difficult international conversation about privacy protection back on track with Friday’s speech on the National Security Agency and the recommendations of the board he appointed to review it.<p>At the Commerce Department, I had to contend with the …

Despite budget surplus, no state bailout in works for Detroit, says top lawmaker | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Despite forecasts that Michigan will have a budget surplus, a top state legislator on Wednesday warned that Detroit should not expect a state bailout for the struggling city that has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.<p>A man walk past graffiti in Detroit, …

Nuclear Triad Continues to Creak

The most vulnerable leg of the Pentagon’s nuclear triad showed deepening rot on Wednesday, as the Air Force announced that 34 of its missile-launch …

Senate approves three-day government funding extension | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a three-day funding extension that will stave off a government shutdown at midnight on Wednesday and buy extra time to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill for fiscal 2014.<p>U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) boards the subway to the …

Obama unveils manufacturing hub on North Carolina trip | Reuters

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new public-private manufacturing hub in North Carolina during his visit to the state, seeking to bolster an industry that he considers essential to raising middle class incomes.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama shakes …

Obamacare critics lose major lawsuit

WASHINGTON– A federal judge Wednesday emphatically rejected a last-ditch challenge to PresidentObama’shealthcare law, ruling that the Affordable Care Act allows low-income Americans to get government subsidies to buy health coverage no matter what state they live in.<p>Critics of the law argued that …

Health Care

Who's In and Who's Out: A Guide to Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal

Its OK to admit it: You've heard about some scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a bridge, but you're not exactly sure what all the …

Republican Congressman: Judges Who Support Same-Sex Marriage Need "Basic Plumbing Lessons"

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas was speaking at a Heritage Foundation "conservation with conservatives" when he made the comments. The full audio of the conversation can be viewed here.

Same-sex Marriage

Corruption trial of Trenton, N.J., mayor starts Monday | Reuters

(Reuters) - Jury selection in the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city and his brother begins on Monday, in a case U.S. prosecutors say is filled with secret meetings and code names.<p>City of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack is pictured at a National Night kick-off event in Trenton, New …

Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987.<p>In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had intentionally withheld evidence, resulting in the …

Veterans

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran’s<p>nuclear programifCongressadopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for the …

South Asia

Snowden Plans to be More Active in 2014

You’re likely to see and hear more from Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s controversial spying techniques, next year, according to one of his advisers.<p>Benjamin Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, an attorney working with Snowden, says we “can expect to see him …

Healthcare.Gov Passes 1 Million Enrollments

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Healthcare.gov, the struggling federal healthcare startup, finally cleared 1 million users in the …

A Look Back At A Rather Rotten Year In U.S. Politics

2013 was a terrible year for politics and politicians of all stripes. Matt Miller of <i>The Washington Post</i> and the public radio program <i>Left, Right, & Center</i> joins NPR's Arun Rath for a wrap-up.<p><b>Listen · 4:10</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from …

The Rules of Drone Warfare

Here’s a pair of perspectives on the military utility—and accuracy—of U.S. drone attacks, which have become an increasingly common tool in the war on …

'Duck Dynasty' Fans Are Sending Me Ridiculous Hate Mail

In the article, I noted problems with Robertson's comments that go far beyond the idea that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson said blacks didn't seem unhappy about oppression in the Jim Crow-era South; he blamed Pearl Harbor on the failure of the Japanese to accept Jesus; and contrary to his …

U.S. may act again in South Sudan

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama told Congress on Sunday that he may take further military action to protect Americans in violence-plagued South Sudan.<p>In a letter to Congress, Obama said that about 46 U.S. troops were deployed Saturday to help evacuate Americans. That’s in addition to 45 troops …

Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered

A family friend recently told me the story of her parents, who migrated from Greece to Australia in the 1950s. They settled in rural South Australia, where her father earned his living as a fisherman. A huge storm hit and he went missing for three days. When he finally returned safely, his wife was …

Obama Fails To Accomplish Ambitious Agenda In 2013

President Obama has had a dramatic trajectory this year. He started 2013 fresh off a hard-fought electoral victory, going into a second term with a lot of goals. He ends the year with many of his priorities stalled and his poll numbers at all-time lows.<p><b>Listen · 7:36</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …