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Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:02
The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
Categories: BBC World News

House passes bill to renew terror insurance program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed long-sought legislation Wednesday to renew the federal program that props up the private market for insurance against terrorist attacks.

VIDEO: Australian town built underground

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:58
Jon Donnison visited Coober Pedy, a place so hot many of the residents have built their homes underground.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-police chief in US murder trial

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:57
South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
Categories: BBC World News

Mental care ordered for NC man ahead of terror support trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered psychiatric treatment for a North Carolina man so that he might be competent to stand trial on a charge that he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Syria.

Ferguson protesters stall opening of Missouri Senate session

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:54
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The start of Missouri's legislative session was interrupted Wednesday by demonstrators who chanted and unfurled banners in the Senate while protesting the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Tested in Appeals Court

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:53
The rules could force more than half the remaining abortion providers in Texas to close.

Prices Fall and Worry Escalates in the Eurozone

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:52
The decline, raising fears of economic stagnation, increases pressure on the European Central Bank to prevent a debilitating downward price spiral.

Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:51
The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
Categories: BBC World News

Tablet apps let cats catch critters in cyberspace

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:50
When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest.

Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:50
Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

Illinois town bids farewell to victim of Kentucky crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:49

Salvage workers bring out part of a Piper PA-34's fuselage, wing, and landing gear from a crash site Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Kuttawa, Ky. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the crash site Sunday in Kentucky in which a 7-year-old girl survived and four of her family members were killed. Authorities said the child, dressed in a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and one sock, walked about a mile (more than a kilometer) in near-freezing temperatures through thick briar patches and woods before finding a home where she sought help. The plane went down in a deeply wooded area and required special machinery to remove. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A teenager killed along with three relatives in a Kentucky plane crash that her 7-year-old cousin survived was eulogized Wednesday as a vibrant, arts-loving girl who embraced her diversity of friends.

Shrinking foreign oil bill sends US trade deficit lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:49
The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in almost a year, thanks to the country's swiftly shrinking thirst for foreign oil.

Police detain suspect in arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:48
San Francisco police have detained a woman in connection with two small arson fires set at a house that served as the backdrop to the popular "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie that starred actor Robin Williams.

Notorious convict to stand trial in strangulation deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:43
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Lisa Sands stewed and seethed as the man charged with strangling her sister more than a decade ago became a local celebrity — and her family waited for a justice that never seemed to come.

Ohio couple married for 69 years die just 8 hours apart

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:37
TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple that was married for 69 years died eight hours apart in what their son called an unsurprising end to the love story of two people who did everything together.

Phys Ed: How Exercise Keeps Us Young

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:36
Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging.

Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tobacco companies on Wednesday accused a federal judge of forcing them to inaccurately describe themselves as unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the public.

I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash past Vine Street

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:23

I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash past Vine StreetA multi-vehicle crash slowed traffic on I-95 North past the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) early Wednesday.

FBI says Sony hackers 'got sloppy,' posted from North Korea addresses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:23

FBI Director James Comey takes a question from reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in BostonBy Emily Flitter and Mark Hosenball NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment provided key clues to their identity by sometimes posting material from IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government. The hackers, who called themselves "Guardians of Peace," sometimes "got sloppy" and failed to use proxy servers that would hide their identity, Comey said at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York. ...