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TSA boots head of security

The Transportation Security Administration's head of security has been removed from his post, less than two weeks after drawing intense scrutiny at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill.<p>"Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on …

U.S. Congress

As Obama Presses Vietnam on Rights, Activists Are Barred From Meeting

President Obama won enthusiastic applause here on Tuesday with a supportive reference to Vietnam’s disputes with China, saying in a speech that “big nations should not bully smaller ones.” But several activists who had been scheduled to meet with him before the speech were prevented from doing so, …

Vietnam

Huge Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak

An outbreak of a life-threatening illness that has been linked to foods packaged by a processing plant in Washington State has prompted a large-scale voluntary recall of frozen fruits and vegetables marketed under 42 brand names.<p>The scale of the recall reflects the severity of the outbreak of the …

Product Recalls

Two lions shot after mauling naked man who entered pen - warning graphic images

• <b>WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES</b><p>Zookeepers in Chile were forced to kill two lions after a man forced himself into their cage and stripped naked in an apparent suicide attempt.<p>Visitors to the Metropolitan Zoo looked on in horror as staff resorted to using live ammunition when their tranquiliser dart missed …

South Africa

Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan likely killed in U.S. drone strike

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, …

Afghanistan

Brazen robbery crew hits 24 banks in L.A. region

A trio of robbers have hit at least two dozen banks throughout Los Angeles County in the last six months and are becoming increasingly brazen, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.<p>The three have targeted banks from Long Beach to Pasadena and most recently barged into a bank branch in …

Robbery

EgyptAir says plane carrying 69 has disappeared from radar

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said.<p>…

EgyptAir

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says

<b>Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.</b><p>The incident …

South China Sea

Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton in FOX Interview

Donald Trump on Wednesday used the word "rape" regarding a decades old allegation against Bill Clinton — and said it should be on the table when it comes to scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's campaign.<p>The charge rehashed a controversial claim by an alleged Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never …

Democrats

FCC and FTC Quiz Phone Companies Amid Fears on Security Vulnerabilities

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities, the agencies said on Monday.<p>The agencies have written to Apple, AT&T and Alphabet, …

Security

Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct

Amazon unveiled its own plans to compete in the user-generated video market with the launch of a new service called Amazon Video Direct in a surprise announcement this morning. This service, explains the company, allows creators to upload their own videos to Amazon’s Prime Video and generate …

YouTube

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Puts a Face on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

SAN JUAN, P.R. — As Washington remains deadlocked over a solution to Puerto Rico’s rapidly worsening debt crisis, the Treasury secretary, Jacob J. Lew, traveled here on Monday to put human faces on the dry numbers underlying the island’s woes, seeking to pressure Republicans in Congress to move …

Latin America

Hedge fund kings made $13 billion last year

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The average hedge fund lost money last year. But that didn't stop the industry's top managers from making billions.<p>The top 25 hedge fund managers earned a combined $13 billion in 2015, according to an annual ranking by Institutional Investor's Alpha.<p>That might sound like a reward …

Investing

U.S. small business confidence rises from two-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business confidence rebounded from a two-year low in April amid growing labor market optimism, supporting views economic growth will regain momentum in the second quarter.<p>The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said on Tuesday its small business …

Small Business

South China Sea: US warship sails near disputed reef

<b>A US naval warship has sailed near a contested reef in the South China Sea, in what Washington described as a "freedom of navigation" operation.</b><p>The ship neared the disputed Fiery Cross Reef, which China controls, on Tuesday, US officials said.<p>China said the move was illegal and "damaged regional …

Boating

Student's service dog gets her own, adorable picture in the yearbook

Your yearbook photo never looked this cute.<p>Presley, a service dog to middle school student Joseph "Seph’ Ware of Monroe, Louisiana, was given her own spot in the yearbook, right by her human's side.<p>Seph was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which severely decreases a person's mobility, …

Pets

SPONSORED POST: How to Grow a Citrus Tree in a Container

Pin it Pin itCalifornians and Floridians are blessed with fragrant citrus trees in their backyards that bloom all spring and seem to be in season all …

Gardening