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Jeff Bezos Responds to New York Times Story: 'I Don’t Recognize This Amazon.'

Memo to staff: "Anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay."<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos doesn’t say much in public, and he wasn’t quoted in the damning report the New York Times published about his company this weekend. But now he has responded to …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars sentenced - CNN.com

Apollo Nida, husband of Phaedra Parks from "Real Housewives of Atlanta," was sentenced July 8 to eight years in prison followed by five years of supervised release "for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud." It seems that may have taken a toll on the couple's marriage; Phaedra Parks has …

Another Couple Arrested For Public Sex At Florida Retirement Village

Two residents of a Florida retirement village didn't seem to be that tired when they were arrested for public sex.<p>Charm Gilbert, 40, and James Adams, 47, were arrested Wednesday morning after a witness reported “two naked people making out” on top of an electrical box.<p>The box was located in The …

Pictures in the News | September 29, 2014

In Monday’s Pictures in the News, surfing dogs take to the waves at the 6th Annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday.<p>Mt. Ontake, Japan: Self defense force soldiers and rescue workers search for survivors and missing climbers on the ash-covered top of …

Man Accused Of Trading Stolen $160,000 Diamond For $20 Of Weed

Accusations like this can really harsh a dude's mellow.<p>A former UPS employee in Arizona is accused of stealing a package containing a $160,000 diamond and trading it for $20 worth of weed, ABC-15 reports.<p>Walter Earl Morrison, 20, thought that the package he allegedly swiped while unloading cargo at …

Dallas hospital monitoring patient for potential Ebola infection

A Dallas hospital says it is isolating a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 …

Syrian Refugees Watch ISIS Attack Their Homes

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A Japanese Hiker Captured This Insane Video Of Mount Ontake’s Volcanic Eruption

More than 250 hikers are trapped on Japan’s Mount Ontake today after the volcano’s first eruption since 2007. Japanese news outlets are reporting at least one death, though it appears there could be several more. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dispatched the army to save those hikers stranded in …

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ISIS in crosshairs of growing coalition amid new strikes

A human rights group says airstrikes hit targets of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and other extremist targets in eastern Syria …

Fleeing conflict in Iraq: "I wonder what I'm doing here"

Police: Suspect in Okla. beheading was Muslim convert

A newly fired employee at a food processing plant in Moore, Okla., allegedly stabbed and beheaded a 54-year-old front office worker, police said Friday, according to local media.<p>Police said the FBI was asked for assistance in the case because of the "manner of death" of the victim and reports from …

Prominent Muslim Sheikh Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence

<i>Editor's note on Nov. 17, 2015: This story was originally published in September 2014. In the wake of the Paris attack and the discussions surrounding it, we're republishing it now.</i><p>In a speech before the U.N. General Assembly laying out a blueprint for the global battle against the group that calls …

What Life Is Like Inside ISIS' Capital City of Raqqa, Syria

World<p>Even for a devout Muslim like Abu Saif, daily life in a Syrian city conquered by ISIS is defined by tyranny and oppression.<p>ISIS has imposed its brutal version of Islamic law in Raqqa, which serves as the Sunni militant group's capital, as well as other cities it has seized in Syria and Iraq. …

Girl Allegedly Raped After School Uses Her As ‘Bait' In Sexual Harassment Sting: Suit

An Alabama middle school is accused of using a special-needs student as “bait” in a sting operation that allegedly led to her rape.<p>The allegations resurfaced last week when the Department of Justice filed a brief saying the Alabama District Court made a mistake by dismissing the lawsuit brought by …

ISIS Calls Obama 'More Foolish' Than Bush in Purported Recording

World<p>Islamist militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria have purportedly released a new audio recording warning Americans that "you will not feel secure even in your bedrooms." The statement allegedly features Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani but its …

Prince Charles: climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity

Prince acknowledges there are many "daunting perils and crises" in the world but says none pose a bigger challenge than global warming<p>Tackling global warming is the biggest challenge facing the world today, Prince Charles has said, urging governments to act on climate change before it is too …

Why 400,000 People Marched For Climate Change Action

Climate activists filled the streets of New York City today for the People's Climate March.<p>People came from across the country and around the world to support meaningful action on climate change just days before world leaders assemble for the UN climate summit. Initial counts estimated march …

Barack Obama urges United Nations to set up global ban on fighters

Barack Obama is to press the UN security council to pass a sweeping new resolution that would impose global travel bans on fighters intent on enlisting in overseas wars, and could lead to sanctions on countries that fail or refuse to implement the new regime.<p>US officials say the UN resolution, …

Helping women through clean water and sanitation | MSNBC

In the U.S., the average girl can pour herself a glass of clean water when she’s thirsty. She can walk to school on paved streets without sewage …