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Third suspect linked to thwarted Boston terror plot

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:42

Initial plan was to behead the organizer of an event featuring Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

       

Engineer says cutting of prison steam pipe professional job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:41

FILE - This file photo provided by New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora, N.Y. A licensed engineer who has done work at the Clinton Correctional facility where two killers escaped last weekend said the work of cutting through a cell wall and a steam pipe was done with a high degree of professionalism. Larry Jeffords, owner of Jeffords Steel and Engineering in upstate New York, told The Associated Press that convicts David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48, were either very proficient with the tools they used _ or they had help. (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office, via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A licensed engineer who has done work at the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora where two killers escaped last weekend said the work of cutting through a cell wall and a steam pipe was done with a high degree of professionalism.


Civil rights activist 'pretending to be black'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:34
The parents of a civil rights activist in America says she's been "pretending" to be African-American for years.
Categories: BBC World News

Iowa GOP cancels straw poll

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:30

The governing board for the Republican Party of Iowa voted unanimously to cancel the straw poll.

       

Commissioner Ramsey: Rush for details led to false information on Brandon Tate-Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:14

 Rush for details led to false information on Brandon Tate-Brown shootingComments by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey are painting a different picture of what happened the night a man was shot and killed by Philadelphia police.


He said what? DSK's most outrageous quotes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:06

What ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn said during pimping trial.

       

US net neutrality rules to go ahead

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:01
A US court has decided that attempts to block the implementation of net neutrality rules in the US cannot be upheld.
Categories: BBC World News

Turkey student murder trial begins

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:01
Three men go on trial in Turkey over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old student that sparked protests about violence against women.
Categories: BBC World News

Organic Farmers Object to Whole Foods Rating System

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:00
Under a new program, conventional farmers can earn higher marks than organic farmers, who have long had a close relationship with the grocery chain.







Obama to South Korea leader: We'll re-schedule

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:59

Korean leader postponed U.S. visit because of MERS outbreak in her country.

       

AccuWeather: Hot, Extremely Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:50

 Hot, Extremely Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says a heat advisory is in effect through this evening, with a spotty thunderstorm possible. The weekend is not as hot.


Zimbabwe phasing out local currency

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:49
Zimbabwe is withdrawing its local currency from circulation, formalising a multi-currency system introduced at the height of hyper-inflation.
Categories: BBC World News

Israel 'struck Gaza beach in error'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:47
An Israeli military investigation clears its forces of wrongdoing over the deaths of four Palestinian boys in an attack in Gaza during the 2014 war.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Fans snub World Cup in Montreal

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:45
The 2015 Women's World Cup is under way in Canada - but why are Montreal's football fans staying away?
Categories: BBC World News

Scientists figure out why the way home feels shorter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:45

Japanese researchers this week shed light on the phenomenon.

       

This 15-year-old intern found something 'amazing'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:34

Well, that's one way to start your internship.

       

Democratic revolt sidelines Obama trade agenda

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:27

House Democrats sidelined trade legislation sought by President Obama.

       

Tributes paid to Sir Christopher Lee

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:27
Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Peter Jackson have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Saudi blogger's 'slow death sentence'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:23
The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, describes his punishment as "a slow death".
Categories: BBC World News

German Prosecutors Close Merkel Cellphone Spying Probe

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:23
German prosecutors on Friday closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying they have been unable to find evidence that would stand up in court.