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Reid Orders Computer Review to Defend Senate in Rift With C.I.A.

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:24
Senator Harry Reid said he had ordered a forensic examination of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computer equipment to answer what he called “absurd” C.I.A. claims.
    

Beaten Bangladesh qualify at World T20

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:22
Hosts Bangladesh qualify for the Super 10 phase at the World Twenty20 despite a surprise loss to Hong Kong in Chittagong.
Categories: BBC World News

‘Muppets Most Wanted’: Will the real Kermie stand up?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:20
A three-star movie review of “Muppets Most Wanted,” a clever musical comedy about the world’s No. 1 criminal, Constantine, who happens to look exactly like Kermit the Frog.

Christie: Aide fired for lies, role in traffic jam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:19

Fred Kanter, a Boonton, N.J., businessman speaks with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall-style meeting, Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Magdalen de Pazzi parish center in Flemington, N.J. Christie says his signature town hall meetings help keep him in tune with what average citizens are thinking. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Asked for the first time at a town hall meeting about the political payback scandal that's ensnared his administration, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the aide he fired for lying about her involvement would have been dismissed even if she'd told the truth.


Beatles Help! jackets fetch £115,000

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:19
Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in The Beatles' 1965 film Help! are sold at action for £115,000.
Categories: BBC World News

'Crazy-small sample size': Sounders have never beaten, tied Montreal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:16
It's been a while, the 2008 USL playoffs to be exact, since the Sounders have beaten Montreal.

Council staff offered 1% pay rise

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:13
Council employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who earn more than £14,880 are being offered a 1% pay rise this year.
Categories: BBC World News

Report soon on FBI custody death of Chechen man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 02:01
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor is preparing to announce the results of his investigation into an FBI agent's fatal shooting of a Chechen man as he was being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

VIDEO: Italian police seize huge cocaine haul

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:58
Police in Italy say they have broken up a drug smuggling mafia organisation and seized two tonnes of cocaine - after undercover agents tracked drugs from Peru to Europe via Brazil.
Categories: BBC World News

Koch Group, Spending Freely, Hones Attack on Government

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:49
Americans for Prosperity, backed by the Koch brothers, is using a data-driven approach as it pursues its overarching goal of changing the way voters think about government.
    





Americans choose savings at the pump over oil exports: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:49

A woman stands at a gas pump at a Chevron gasoline station in Los AngelesBy Selam Gebrekidan NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who believe U.S. oil should be kept on U.S. soil to lower gasoline prices rose in the last four months, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Some 77 percent of respondents support export restrictions if that will help them save at the pump, showing how oil producers have failed to gain popular support to end a decades-old export ban. A majority of respondents polled in March - 71 percent - opposed oil exports if they raise the price of gasoline, up from 67 percent in November. The country remains evenly divided over crude oil exports when they are not linked to gasoline prices.


Ex-CEO of Fiesta Bowl gets 2nd sentence in a week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:48

FILE - Former Fiesta Bowl executive director John Junker gets into his car outside the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. courthouse after being sentenced in Phoenix on in this March 13, 2014 file photo. The sentencing Thursday March 20, 2014 of 58-year-old John Junker in Maricopa County Superior Court will mark the end of criminal cases that arose from the contribution scandal that jeopardized the bowl's NCAA license and led to the ouster of the longtime bowl leader. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Schennum, File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESPHOENIX (AP) — A former Fiesta Bowl chief executive was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation on a state conviction for his acknowledged role in an illegal campaign contribution scheme.


Bits Blog: Twitter Rolls Out Easier, Faster Video Playback

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:44
Twitter began rolling out a new platform for hosting video that gives iPhone and Android phone users a preview of a video clip in their feeds and allows them to play it with a single click.
    

Bits Blog: Twitter Rolls Out Easier, Faster Video Playback

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:44
Twitter began rolling out a new platform for hosting video that gives iPhone and Android phone users a preview of a video clip in their feeds and allows them to play it with a single click.
    

Drought and moderate flooding predicted for spring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:36

Donald Croteau works to clear nearly a foot of snow off his car on the first day of spring, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in North Woodstock, N.H. Much of the country remains in a deep freeze, delaying the risk of spring flooding into April in the upper Midwest to New England. While major flooding is not expected, experts say there's a moderate risk of flooding in the southern Great Lakes region because of above-average snowpack. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the first day of spring, there's some bad news for the weather-weary nation.


Only the Seed Reminds Virginia of Its Ralph Sampson Days

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:33
Virginia (28-6) is a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament for the first time since 1983 on the strength of its team defense, the nation’s stingiest, not on the talents of any one superstar.
    

Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:33

Brig Gen. Jeff Sinclair arrives to the Fort Bragg courthouse, for his sentencing hearing, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, plead guilty to lesser charges in a plea deal reached with government prosecutors. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial.


Obama will speak at UC Irvine graduation ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:32
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff delivered thousands of postcards requesting him, officials said Thursday.

Police told not to photograph Christie protesters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:31
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says he's looking into who ordered a state trooper to photograph protesters at Gov. Chris Christie's town hall meetings.

Iraq unlawful killing claims dropped

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:28
A public inquiry into whether UK soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians in 2004 hears their relatives no longer believe there is enough evidence to back the claims.
Categories: BBC World News