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4 in 10 Ferguson voters cast ballots; turnout still trails county, 2010 totals

Charles Davis didn't sense a great deal of excitement leading up to Ferguson, Missouri, elections on Tuesday.<p>His Ferguson Burger Bar & More is situated along the primary protest route in the city. People have streamed in and out of the eatery since it opened just before Michael Brown was shot in …

FBI arrests alleged NullCrew hacktivist on federal charges

The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has charged a man it believes to have been involved in a coordinated series of cyberattacks against corporations, universities, and government agencies.<p>Timothy French, 20, was arrested by the FBI in Tennessee last week. The government said …

Puppet Labs lands $40M in funding to boost its IT automation work

DevOps-centric Puppet Labs closed a series E $40 million investment round, bringing its total funding to $86 million. The IT automation company plans …

Stitcher Radio Updated With New Automotive Integrations And Background App Refresh

• Ad Frequency Updates - Fixes for ad playback issues on phone call resumes and other situations.<br>• Fix for shows becoming marked unheard again after …

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Bowe Bergdahl Getting First Glimpse of Controversy

U.S. news<p>Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is finally getting a glimpse of the raging debate over the details of his capture and the Taliban prisoner swap that secured his release.<p>A spokesman for the team overseeing his reintegration at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas said that after a five-year news …

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South Carolina's Longest-Serving Sheriff James Metts Indicted

U.S. news<p>South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has been indicted on bribery charges, according to federal prosecutors, making him the eighth sheriff in the state to face criminal charges or investigations in the past four years.<p>U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Tuesday that the 68-year-old …

At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

President Obama got two sustained standing ovations at the annual LGBT gala in Manhattan on Tuesday night -- one for promising an executive order the group has long wanted and one just for walking into the room.<p>After taking the stage at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser, Obama had to …

Georgia, Missouri carry out first executions in US since botched Oklahoma lethal injection

Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.<p>Neither execution had any noticeable complications. Another execution, the third in a 24-hour span, is scheduled for Wednesday evening …

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Japan passes law banning possession of child pornography

Japan has finally made the possession of child pornography a punishable offense.<p>The country's upper house of parliament passed a bill Wednesday, which will see people found with explicit images of children jailed for up to year or fined up to $10,000.<p>The bill was a long time coming for activists …

Japan bans child porn, but excludes manga, anime

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in …

Principal fired over Sewol ferry disaster

The principal of a high school, which lost 244 students and 10 teachers in the deadly Sewol ferry disaster in April, has been removed from his post, according to the local education office.<p>"I cannot reveal detailed reasons for his removal because it is personal information, but it is regarding the …

Obama's Top Spokesman Just Did His Final Briefing, And He Walked Out To A Song From His Favorite Band

Carney walked into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to the tune of the song "Motor Away" by Guided By Voices, Carney's favorite band.<p>"Now that is some good rock and roll," Carney said.<p>Carney will hand the reigns to current deputy Josh Earnest, who he said was "more ready" than anyone to take …

Jindal order would make Louisiana latest state to pull out of Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order that would effectively make the Bayou State the fourth to withdraw from Common Core this year, but a top education official vowed to implement the national education standards anyway.<p>Jindal, used the order to defy state lawmakers who support the …

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says Goodbye

Diana Walker—Time Life Pictures/Getty Image<p>Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images<p>Jacquelyn Martin—AP<p>Chip …

Texas county unwittingly votes in favour of reparations for African Americans

Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African Americans for slavery – without even realizing they had done so.<p>Dallas county commissioners unanimously passed a Juneteenth resolution on Tuesday that appeared to be another routine proclamation, …

Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

An 89-year-old man accused of aiding the killing of 216,000 Jews as a Nazi camp guard at the concentration camp located in Auschwitz, Poland, during World War II, has been arrested in Philadelphia.<p>Johann "Hans" Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, was arrested by U.S. authorities Tuesday …

Ebola outbreak spreads as toll reaches 337

World Health Organization says "one of most challenging" Ebola outbreaks ever is spreading in West Africa.<p>An Ebola outbreak continues to spread in three West African countries, and the death toll in the outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization says.<p>Health officials have struggled to …

Texas man sentenced to 75 years in prison for knowingly giving teen HIV

A Dallas man who knowingly transmitted HIV to an underage girl received 75 years in jail from a jury on Wednesday.<p>Matthew Reese pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injurym and sexual assault of a child on …

Florida Killer Executed, Becomes Third Put to Death in 24 Hours

U.S. news<p>A Florida man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her 5-year-old child in 1985 was executed Wednesday, becoming the third inmate put to death since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.<p>John Ruthell Henry, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Just before his …

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Oil boom downside: Exploding trains

Communities throughout the U.S. and Canada are waking up to the dark side of North America’s energy boom: Trains hauling crude oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers as a fast-growing industry outpaces the federal government’s oversight.<p>In the 11 months since a runaway oil train …

Police say Ohio bus driver's story that religous book blocked bullets doesn't hold up

A white bus driver's story that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men isn't supported by evidence and testing, Dayton police said Wednesday as they closed the case, which had been investigated as a possible hate crime.<p>Rickey Wagoner, 49, told …

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What Nigeria’s government doesn’t know about Boko Haram

To understand why the brutal Boko Haram insurgency continues to rumble onward with more deadly attacks and kidnappings, you only need to look at the Nigerian government's confusion over its counterterrorism strategy – and its uncertainty over even the basic facts of the rebellion.<p>How many …

Supreme Court decisions could have broad impact

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will issue more decisions today as it races toward the end of its term -- and many of its most controversial cases are up for grabs.<p>Fourteen of the court's 70 argued cases remain to be decided on topics ranging from abortion and contraception to Internet streaming …

How Black Panthers turned to North Korea in fight against US imperialism

“Broken wine bottles and hypodermic needles are very effective. Pork chop and chicken bones can even be utilised as weapons,” the Black Panther newspaper instructed its readers in 1970. If the tone was familiar to them, the source of inspiration might have seemed less so: “This is ‘Juche’, relying …