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US businessman jailed in Russia over broken window

MOSCOW (AP) — Last year, he tried to bring NFL star Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team on a $1 million-per-game contract. …

Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled …

Powerful Story Behind the Young Protestor Hugging a Police Officer at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the hate, anger, sadness, and turmoil that have swept across the US since a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, this powerful photo of a young, black protestor tearfully hugging a white police officer has captured …

Egypt militant group allied with Isis claims it killed US oil worker in August

An Egyptian militant organisation allied with the Islamic State (Isis) group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American oil worker.<p>Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which now refers to itself as the Sinai Province, said on its official Twitter account late on Sunday that it killed William …

Ground-based telescopes could join hunt for habitable planets

Astronomers have detected the silhouette of a planet just twice the diameter of Earth using ground-based telescopes. This is the smallest planet detected with this technique and raises hopes that it could be used to search for Earth-sized worlds capable of supporting life.<p>The “super-Earth”, known …

Wife of Islamic State leader reportedly held in Lebanon

Uncertainty surrounded reports Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had detained a wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, head of the militant group Islamic State.<p>Various news outlets cited security sources as saying that a woman identified as one of Baghdadi's wives had been taken into custody while trying to …

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Islamic State earns $1 million per day in oil sales

WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.<p>David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine the Islamic State’s finances, said the extremists …

How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive

Climate change<p>From Australia’s off-the-charts heat wave to Colorado’s biblical deluge, Europe’s scorching summer, and Britain’s miserable spring, nine events were caused at least in part by climate change, scientists conclude in a report in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on …

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APOD: A Full Circle Rainbow over Australia (2014 Sep 30)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Colin Leonhardt (Birdseye View Photography) …

Mind Blowing on Twitter: "A roll cloud is one of the rarest natural phenomena! http://t.co/jmgiB90Myu"

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Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Ukraine crisis: Shelling near Mariupol threatens tense truce

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Russia

Scottish woman who married Isis fighter 'wants to become a martyr'

A Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (Isis) fighter told her parents she wanted to become a martyr and would see them again on the "day of judgment".<p>Aqsa Mahmood left her family home in Glasgow last November and called her parents from the Turkish border before …

Glazer loss 'worst nightmare' for Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — He breathed life into the structural relics of Rochester's past — turning sometimes-decrepit shells of buildings into new housing and offices, then filling each with people.<p>"He would put his hands up on the walls and say, 'Look how beautiful this is,'" Heidi Zimmer-Meyer said, …

PUC calls for revisions in San Onofre shutdown cost settlement

An agreement on paying for the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente needs to be more favorable to consumers, state regulators said Friday.<p>As a result, electric utility officials and consumer advocates were told to make major changes in a controversial agreement about who …

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A Briton will be next warns 'Jihadi John' as second hostage Steven Sotloff beheaded

Just as Mr Sotloff appeared as the next potential victim at the end of the Foley video, a British hostage is shown on his knees as the latest video draws to a close.<p>A Briton will be the next hostage murdered by Islamist terrorists, the British extremist known as “Jihadi John” threatened on Tuesday …

Foreign Policy

White House response to Isil video purportedly showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington would be "sickened" if a video apparently showing the killing of US journalist Steven Sotloff proved to be genuine<p>The intelligence community is working to determine if a video purportedly showing the killing of US journalist Steven Sotloff by …

Terrorism

Steven Sotloff beheading video bears many similarities to James Foley killing

A video that apparently shows the murder of an American journalist, Steven Sotloff, released by Islamic State (Isis) militants on Tuesday, is similar in some striking respects to an earlier video that depicted the beheading of another reporter, James Foley.<p>Location<p>Sotloff’s video appear to have ben …

For Yazidis, Exile From Spiritual Homeland in Iraq Dilutes Ancient Culture

Some are contemplating migration, severing ties to their holy land. Others want to stay and protect their shrines.<p>LALISH, Iraq—Pir Said stood reverently barefoot, like all those in the inner temple sanctuary, on the warm inner stone courtyard of the holiest shrine in the Yazidi faith, the tomb of …

U.S. analyzes video said to show Steven Sotloff beheaded by militants

President Obama on Tuesday ordered 350 additional troops be sent to Iraq, as the apparent beheading of a second American journalist raised pressure on the U.S. to take decisive action against the militant group Islamic State and protect Americans remaining in Iraq.<p>The added deployment, designed to …

Senate Democrat Wants Bill Allowing Anti-ISIS Strikes in Syria

A Democratic senator said Tuesday that he’ll introduce legislation to give President Barack Obama “clear authority” to order U.S. airstrikes against …

After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War

In the wake of ISIS’s latest alleged killing of an American journalist, leading lawmakers from both parties are calling for a bigger role in the U.S. …

ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act

If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of repugnant horror just won't do.<p>The president responded Wednesday in his first public remarks since the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. …

2 California judges who had sex in their chambers disciplined

The state's judicial disciplinary commission censured two California judges Tuesday who had sex in their courthouse chambers - one with two of his former law students and the other with a court clerk.<p>The actions against Orange County Judge Scott Steiner, who had intimate relations with the former …