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Vox and BuzzFeed Obtain Interviews With Obama

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:56
The interviews are the latest indication that the sites have emerged as serious news organizations and a further sign of the Obama administration’s efforts to reach beyond traditional media outlets.






Two injured in small plane crash near U.S. Army base in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:54
A small, single-engine plane crashed on Sunday in a wooded area near Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in Maryland, injuring two men, state police said. The victims are identified as pilot Jeffry P. Barnett, 57, of Glen Burnie, and Thomas L. Cline, 82, of Silver Spring. Emergency responders found the plane upside down on the edge of Fort Meade, which is located between Baltimore and Washington and home to the National Security Agency and United States Cyber Command.

Obama lays out opposition to Netanyahu address

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:54

Obama says invitation by Congress is "clouded with what could be perceived as partisan politics."

       

Worst of storm appears to be over for parts of California

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:54
Northern California was hit by a second wet and windy storm on Sunday, though it appeared to do far less damage than a similar system two days earlier.

A Deity Made of Chocolate Spurs a Religious Debate

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:46
A Hindu group’s demand that an East Village boutique stop selling an edible Ganesh raises a knotty issue: Is it O.K. to devour your favorite holy figure?






Game report: Oregon State 64, Washington 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:46
GAME REPORT — Oregon State 64, Washington 50.

Another dayslong snowstorm threatens to clobber New England

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:45

A worker uses a front-end loader to remove piled snow Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, from a street in Marlborough, Mass. A long duration winter storm was forecast to begin Saturday night and remain in effect for a large swath of southern New England until the early morning hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)BOSTON (AP) — Winter-weary New England braced Sunday for another round of snow that threatened to bear down on the region into the workweek and pile up to 2 feet in some areas.


Dad of ISIS hostage got help early from Ariz. politician

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:43

Ex-state secretary of state helped family connect with other lawmakers who could assist.

       

Time can change our memories, as NBC’s Brian Williams knows

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:42
Memory is shifty, as in the case of NBC anchor Brian Williams, the latest well-known person to recall something that didn’t actually happen.

Security vs. privacy: France trying 'to find the line'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:41

Surveillance effort must strike a balance, French justice minister says.

       

Payton has 17 and Oregon State defeats Washington 64-50

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:41
Gary Payton II threw down an emphatic dunk in the second half to highlight Oregon State's win over Washington. His slam came as the Beavers overwhelmed the Huskies with a 43-point second half performance en route to a 64-50 win on Sunday. The victory gave the Beavers a 14-0 record at home to start the season, a new school record. Oregon State is 16-7 overall for its best record over 23 games ...

Quiz: How closely did you watch the 2015 Grammys?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:39

The good, bad and just-plain-weird moments from the show.

       

Prime Minister Tony Abbott Keeps Hold of Job in Party Vote in Australia

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:38
Mr. Abbott fought off a challenge to his leadership after lawmakers from his conservative Liberal Party voted against a motion to declare the party’s top positions vacant.






Report: Automakers fail to fully protect against hacking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:36

FILE - In this June 18, 2012 file photo, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to Sen. Markey. Markey asked automakers a series of questions about the technologies and any safeguards against hackers built into their vehicles. He also asked about how the information that vehicle computers gather and often transmit wirelessly is protected. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.


Detroit's walking man to get $350K, lots of advice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:35

James Robertson says his once quiet, arduous life has been forever changed.

       

The Media Equation: Brian Williams, Retreading Memories From a Perch Too Public

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:35
For some time now, there have been two versions of Brian Williams. One is an Emmy-winning, sober, talented anchor on the “NBC Nightly News” and the other is a funny, urbane celebrity.

Islamic State hostage's family still hopeful she is alive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:34

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDITPRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old American who has been held hostage for more than a year by Islamic State extremists were clinging to hope Sunday that their daughter is alive, having yet to receive information confirming otherwise.


Sydney hostages recall cafe ordeal

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:34
Survivors of December's cafe siege in Sydney give accounts to rival TV stations of their ordeals during the 17-hour stand-off.
Categories: BBC World News

The satirist who mocks Iran's ayatollahs

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:32
The Iranian who dares mock his country's religious leaders online
Categories: BBC World News

Dangerous 'swatting' prank terrorizes gamer's family

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:29

Police barreled down on Josh Peters' home, guns drawn, because of an anonymous joke call.