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Iraqi Forces Launch New Bid To Retake Country's Largest Refinery From ISIS

By Ahmed Rasheed<p>BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2 km (1.2 mile) of the city of Baiji on Wednesday in a new offensive to retake the country's biggest oil refinery that has been besieged since June by Islamic State militants.<p>Backed by Shi'ite militias …

U.S., allied warplanes bombing 12 oil refineries in Syria

Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni Muslim extremist group.<p>The Obama …

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Photostock10/Shutterstock<p>If you are creating a new website or mobile app, one of the things you need to worry about …

Senate blocks pay equity bill

Senate Republicans rejected a measure written by Senate Democrats aimed at bridging differences in pay between men and women.<p>The Paycheck Fairness Act fell short 52-40, failing to clear a 60-vote procedural vote hurdle on Monday evening, the third time the measure has failed since spring of …

US forces bomb Isis militant positions in northern Iraq

US warplanes bombed Islamic militants outside the Kurdish capital of Irbil on Friday, pulling the US back into Iraq conflict for the first time since President Obama withdrew ground troops in 2011.<p>After initial strikes outside the city, the US military launched a second and third round later in the …

Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

House<p>Republicanswent overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.<p>The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a five-week summer break with little to show …

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

The recording of the “Comcast Rep from Hell” has now been listened to more than 5 million times, sparking a conversation about the largest player in the nation’s cable industry. That debate is a timely one: Comcast is in the process of acquiring the second-largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

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Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states, limits crime coverage

In one of Mexico's most violent states, it is now illegal, essentially, for reporters to cover the violence.<p>New laws in Sinaloa, home to Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel and where kingpin<p>Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmansheltered for years, bar journalists from fully reporting news about crime.<p>It may be …

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

In startlingly blunt phrasing, President<p>Obamaon Friday acknowledged theCIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.<p>"We tortured some folks," Obama said to reporters during a news conference …

Obamacare Challengers Urge Quick U.S. Supreme Court Review

Challengers of a key provision of the Obama healthcare law Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case and decide quickly whether people who buy their health insurance on state exchanges qualify for a federal subsidy.<p>Two federal courts reached opposite conclusions on that issue last …

US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

<b>The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.</b><p>Nearly half the 300 special operations soldiers promised by US President Barack Obama are in Baghdad or on the front lines of the fight.<p>The rest …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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Deep-Sea Vehicle Nereus Lost 6 Miles Down

A catastrophic implosion likely led to the loss of the only scientific vehicle that could work at such extreme depths.<p>On Friday a deep-sea robotic vehicle named <i>Nereus</i> vanished under the weight of 6.2 miles (9,977 meters) of water in the western Pacific Ocean.<p>Surface debris—spotted the day after …

Israel accused of cracking down on lawyers

<b>Ramallah, occupied West Bank -</b> A Ramallah-based rights group is accusing Israeli authorities of cracking down on Palestinian lawyers, following a series of indictments and arrests of attorneys based on charges of passing information between Hamas members in and outside Israeli prisons.<p>The …

EU force in C. African Republic at 870 in June

LARISSA, Greece (AP) — The European Union expects to have more than 800 troops on the ground in the Central African Republic by mid-June, where they …

Russia Makes Plans to Kill Space Station in 2020 Due to Sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a showcase of post-Cold War cooperation, as it retaliated on Tuesday against U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.<p>Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow would reject a U.S. request to prolong the orbiting …

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9 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day (Other Than Watching Star Wars)

Sure, you could spend May the fourth watching The Empire Strikes Back for the 200th time (a worthy use of your day). Or you could take a moment to appreciate the artists, movies, comic books, and legends that inspired a galaxy far, far away.<p>Sure, you could spend May the fourth watching <i>The Empire</i> …

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Facebook mulls increasing demands by feds for user data

Facebook has some decisions to make.<p>Arguably difficult ones.<p>Does it simply comply when federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies request that it hand over information and data on users without notifying those users? Or does it commit to notifying users unless the requesting agency has a …

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