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39 min ago |

ISIS captive Sotloff's friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Journalism, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican, US House of Representatives, University of Central Florida

2 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Webb: One show not enough to fully criticize Clinton's record

Democrat Jim Webb needs more than one show if you want him to critique Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Jim Webb, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Two soldiers attempted suicide during so called Jedi Council sex scandal

'I've killed a lot. And if I need to, I'll kill a whole bunch more': Ferguson cop suspended for racist, sexist, homophobic speech caught on video after he pushed CNN's Don Lemon live on-air The rapper, the hacker and the terror travel guide writer: Is one of these British extremists Jihadi John who beheaded James Foley? Spies close in on his killer ... (more)


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Terrorism, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, Hastings, US Army

7 hrs ago |

USS Saratoga on final voyage

A storied former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is on its final voyage Friday, a slow voyage from Rhode Island to a scrapyard in Texas.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Brownsville, TX

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Click Orlando

Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed herself of Ready for Warren, a super PAC with the explicit goal of encouraging the liberal Massachusetts senator to run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Athens Banner-Herald

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Theo Murphy, left, of Florissant, Mo., and his brother Jordan Marshall, 11, light candles at a memorial on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., where where unarmed Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Florissant, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

WDTN-TV Dayton

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Daily Herald

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.


Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

The Wichita Eagle

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Rev. Al Sharpton; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his medical mission to Guatemala to perform eye surgery.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Entertainment

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat


N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah


The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Evening Sun

Questions, answers about use of force by police

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.


Related Topix: Prison, US Supreme Court

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, New York, Autos

U.S. Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, North Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WXLO-FM Worcester

Jay Z and Beyonce Cleared of Violating US Sanctions in Cuba Trip

It's been determined Jay Z and Beyonce did not violate U.S. sanctions when they made a trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in 2013, Time magazine reports.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, US House of Representatives

Click Orlando

'Obama third term' label could hurt Hilary Clinton

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Click Orlando

Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison


Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.


Related Topix: Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Barack Obama, Law, Healthcare Law